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Design products with product engineering, design, and visualization tools that reduce new product development time and help lower costs

Workflow for consumer product design


Create more innovative consumer product designs, reduce development time, and efficiently collaborate with partners and suppliers. Go from concept to market introduction with a set of tools covering all phases of product development through manufacturing.



  • Conceptual design & styling

    Save time during the conceptual design phase using a common development platform between design and engineering teams.

    Explore early creative concepts without the need for precision.

    Organize, manage, and track your conceptual design data so that your entire team can participate in the design process.

    Capture all aspects of your design, define success, and incorporate your extended team so they can collaborate and share knowledge.

    Quickly capture, evolve, and evaluate creative ideas to get more innovative designs to market faster.

    Use existing design data to model new concepts or modify designs.

  • Product evaluation & marketing communication

    Support creativity, collaboration, and efficient change processes by deploying a common development platform across your teams.

    Convey ideas earlier in the design process and help team members visualize what’s coming to market next.

    Find, share, and reuse data across teams using a common data management platform to speed collaboration and prevent data loss.

    Help all stakeholders participate in design reviews, and document milestones automatically.

    Present your design ideas and alternatives in customizable, interactive scenes.

    Create realistic, marketing-ready virtual photography and cinematography.

  • Detailed engineering

    Create detailed digital models of your designs before they are real.

    Reduce costly physical prototyping by accurately predicting thermal performance, cooling requirements, and product reliability.

    Improve product reliability by subjecting your design to the stress it will experience in the real world.

    Gain early insight into a product’s manufacturability and cost before it ever leaves design.

    Quickly create reusable circuits, controls, and IO schemes to gain insight into the functionality of your design.

    Use resources more effectively by assigning the right design tasks to the right people. 

    Help ensure that all of your design data is managed effectively so that it can be found, shared, and reused.

    Help to ensure effective compliance, supplier management, and engineering change processes by expanding collaboration beyond the engineering department. 

  • Tooling design

    Quickly build plastic injection molds using library standards and workflow automations to improve the quality of plastic component designs. 

    Reduce waste and eliminate overdesign by analyzing the wear and impact that tooling will need to endure. 

    Reduce costs by evaluating the impact of injection locations, cavity length, and mold cooling before committing to expensive tooling.

    Speed through repetitive mechanical design tasks by taking advantage of functional component design tools and drafting capabilities. 

    Manage tooling data with the same level of process control as the product it is intended to support.

    Extend project access to collaborators throughout the design process so timelines are met and the correct data is referenced.

  • Manufacturing

    Use existing design data and take advantage of preconfigured factory assets to speed creation of factory layouts. 

    Reduce operational costs, enhance comfort, and improve safety by refining factory airflow, HVAC performance, and process ventilation. 

    Improve product quality and reduce costs by predicting the plastic injection molding processes.

    Quickly create reusable circuits, controls, and IO schemes for use in manufacturing. 

    Efficiently manage your manufacturing design data so that all stakeholders can find, share, and reuse it.

    Maintain quality and compliance by ensuring that process controls are linked to manufactured products.

    Read, modify, and author design data from across the organization with multi-CAD translation, visualization, and component design tools.

  • Support & warranty

    Create product documentation that is current, interactive, and available on desktops, browsers, and mobile devices.

    Read, modify, or author documentation from across your organization with multi-CAD translation, visualization, and component documentation tools.

    Incorporate product design details into your data management system so support and warranty teams can quickly find, share, and reuse them.

    Provide your teams with the product information they need to meet quality, safety, and profitability requirements. 

All products for consumer product design

Autodesk Factory Design Suite integrated factory layout software

Factory Design Suite
Integrated 3D factory layout software for design and visualization.

Autodesk 3ds Max Design for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing

3ds Max Design
3D modeling, animation, effects, rendering, and compositing software.

AutoCAD Mechanical design and drafting software

AutoCAD Mechanical
AutoCAD software for automating common mechanical CAD tasks.

Autodesk Inventor Publisher technical documentation software

Inventor Publisher
Technical documentation software for creating 2D and 3D documentation.

Autodesk Simulation Mechanical simulation tools

Software simulation tools for mobile, desktop, and cloud use.

Autodesk Product Design Suite product engineering software

Product Design Suite
3D design, visualization, and simulation tools for product creation.

Autodesk Alias Design for industrial design

Alias Design
Industrial design tools for conceptual design and surface modeling.

Fusion Lifecycle
Cloud-based alternative to traditional product lifecycle management solutions.

VRED 3D design rendering software

Mockup 360
A real-time collaboration and digital design mockup tool.

Autodesk Vault data management software

Data management software for organizing, managing, and tracking data.

AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite integrated mechanical CAD software

Inventor LT Suite
Mechanical CAD software delivering 3D part-level design capabilities.

AutoCAD Electrical control design software

AutoCAD Electrical
AutoCAD software to design and document electrical controls systems.

Autodesk Vault data management software

Fusion 360
3D CAD software that combines industrial and mechanical design tools.

Autodesk Showcase 3D visualization software

Rendering software for 3D design.

VRED 3D design rendering software

Photorealistic 3D design rendering software.

What customers are saying

Products they used


BioLite saves time and money by simulating many stages of the design process and testing design performance. It evaluates the impact of different concepts, reduces physical prototypes, and avoids overbuilding.

 BioLite customer story

Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin is a leading creator of quality timepieces. Using Digital Prototyping, the team cuts development cycles in half, reduces physical prototypes, and creates realistic images of watches for marketing before production.

 Ulysse Nardin customer story

Callaway Golf

The Callaway Golf design team uses Autodesk visualization tools to explore extreme shapes without compromising quality. 3D sketches and simulations let the team observe strict size regulations without restricting creativity.

 Callaway Golf customer story

Rocket Fuel