Autodesk Autodesk Factory Design Suite 2016 2018

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Improve efficiency and speed with familiar tools

The Digital Prototyping capabilities in Factory Design Suite enable you to efficiently design manufacturing layouts and evaluate what-if factory layout scenarios for equipment placement. The Suite combines factory-specific design, visualization, and analysis tools with interoperable, cloud-based workflows to help improve efficiency, accuracy, and communication.

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Spend less time drafting and more time optimizing and visually communicating factory layouts.

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USP Win more business

Win more business

It provides factory-specific visualization tools to help impress potential clients with immersive layout proposals in 3D instead of multilayered 2D drawings that can be difficult to interpret.

USP Optimize your factory layout process

Optimize your factory layout process

Analyze existing 2D layouts for more efficient material flow, and transform layout liabilities into profit-generating assets.

USP Collaborate more effectively

Collaborate more effectively

Include models from suppliers in your layout regardless of CAD format, shrink-wrapping and stripping them of unwanted details.

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Starting 1 August 2016, Autodesk will offer two software collections tailored to your work - a robust set of the best Autodesk software for your industry. Essential tools, together, at one great price. More value, more flexibility, more simplicity.

The Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection is a rich set of software and innovative technologies to help you design, engineer, and construct higher-quality, more predictable building and civil infrastructure projects.

The Product Design Collection offers connected, professional-grade tools that help you make great products today and compete in the changing manufacturing landscape of the future. Create products using the latest design and engineering tools, including Inventor and AutoCAD.

Collection for Building & Plant Design

Collection for Product and Factory Design


2D and 3D factory layout and optimization

Autodesk Factory Design Suite is an interoperable 2D and 3D factory layout and optimization solution built specifically to help you design and communicate the most efficient layout by creating a digital model of your factory.

It enhances Autodesk AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor software with access to interoperable layout workflows and factory-specific content to help improve your design efficiency, accuracy, and communication.

Experience the power of the cloud

Purchase the Autodesk Design Suite with Subscription and your favourite Autoesk software is always up-to-date, you get 25 Gb of cloud storage, and get access to leading Autodesk Cloud Services. Finish compute-intensive tasks in minutes or hours instead of days. Collaborate with as many people and use as many services as you need. Use multiple cloud services to tackle multiple projects and tasks, all at once.

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Digitally visualize and optimize your factory design

Design, optimize, and communicate the most efficient factory layout before any equipment gets installed.

The Factory Design Suite consists of:

AutoCAD 2017

The world’s most trusted design software for 2D and 3D design.

  • Create stunning designs
  • Collaboration
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AutoCAD Architecture 2017

Architectural drawing in 3D CAD.

  • Create stunning designs
  • Based on the powerful AutoCAD platform
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AutoCAD Mechanical 2017

AutoCAD Mechanical design software includes all the functionality of AutoCAD, plus libraries of standards-based parts and tools to help accelerate mechanical CAD.

  • Increase productivity
  • Minimize costs of failure
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Autodesk Inventor 2016

Inventor is the center of an connected product development ecosystem that enables you to make great products with professional grade engineering solutions.

  • Increase productivity
  • Digital Prototyping
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Autodesk Navisworks 2016

Navisworks helps enabling coordination, construction simulation, and whole-project analysis for integrated project review.

  • Minimize costs of failure
  • Collaboration
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Autodesk 3ds Max 2017

Customize, collaborate, and create 3D content quickly with 3ds Max 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software.

  • Increase productivity
  • Bring your design to life
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Autodesk Showcase 2016

Showcase 3D visualization and 3D presentation software provides easy-to-use presentation and design exploration tools for architects, designers, engineers, and marketing professionals.

  • Bring your design to life
  • Powerful 3D visualization tool
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Autodesk Vault 2016

Autodesk Vault helps you organize and manage your engineering data much easier. You will get back full control, search and find your design data in no time.

  • Increase productivity
  • Save time on the repetitive tasks
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AutoCAD Raster Design 2017

Raster-to-vector conversion software.

  • Powerful vectorization tools
  • Based on the powerful AutoCAD platform
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Autodesk ReCap

Autodesk Recap allows designers, engineers, and builders to integrate reality capture data into their design and building process.

  • Time savings
  • Design in-context
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AutoCAD MEP 2017

MEP software for designers and drafters.

  • Create stunning designs
  • Based on the powerful AutoCAD platform
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Choose the edition that’s right for you

Compare the features included in the editions of Facotry Design Suite

Factory Design Utility
AutoCAD Architecture
AutoCAD Mechanical
Vault Basic
AutoCAD Raster Design
Inventor Professional
Navisworks Simulate
Navisworks Manage
3ds Max

Our proven project approach ensures a successful implementation

Meet and share knowledge

Meet and share knowledge

You get to know us, and we share our knowledge with you. 

The start-up phase of your project

The start-up phase of your project

Together, we look at what solutions best meet your goals.

Initiation phase

Initiation phase

We map the entire project, the milestones, and the approach.

Implementation phase

Implementation phase

We take clear steps towards an effective implementation of your solution.

Maintenance and support phase

Maintenance and support phase

The solution is up and running. Together, we ensure that it’s efficiently managed and maintained.

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Factory Design Suite videos

  • Autodesk Subscription

  • Autodesk and Giffin, Inc. Digital Prototyping Customer Story

  • Autodesk Factory Design Suite - Overview

  • 3D Scanning & Point Cloud in Navisworks voor Factory Design

  • Factory Design Suite : Chapter 1 - Creating 2D & 3D Layouts

  • Factory Design Suite : Chapter 2 - Material Flow Analysis

  • Factory Design Suite : Chapter 3 - Creating 3D Factory Layouts

  • Factory Design Suite : Chapter 4 - Bringing the Entire Factory Together

  • Factory Design Suite : Chapter 5 - Factory Visualization

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In your industry, you are constantly striving for greater efficiency, especially for the complex design processes in your field of expertise. In these cases, you want to rely on the market knowledge of industry experts. With us, you can benefit from more than 30 years of experience in creating, managing, and sharing your digital design information. Our solutions link your design software to the technology for the management of the process and the sharing of documents. This makes your design process faster and more efficient.

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