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Industrial Equipment

Meet our time-savers at Sunkist

They cut manufacturing time for a high-speed packer by 66%.
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Win more business, reduce development costs, and speed time to market of innovative industrial equipment and machinery

Workflow for industrial equipment design


Highly regarded industrial equipment companies design, simulate, visualize, and manage their products digitally to help create competitive advantage. Autodesk solutions help at every stage of the product development process by streamlining workflows and collaboration between multidisciplinary teams.



  • Sales engineering

    Respond to RFPs quickly and accurately to win projects and grow your business.

    Automate the order and bid process right at the point of sale by providing easy-to-use tools for capturing business and engineering rules. 

  • Concept/design layout

    Save significant time during conceptual design by reusing existing 2D and 3D designs as starting points for your new design concepts.

    Design and capture 2D and 3D concepts, and reduce barriers to communication and collaboration when working with non-native 3D models from customers.

  • Detailed mechanical & electrical design

    Produce accurate, integrated mechanical and electrical models to design and simulate products before they are built, and automate tedious design tasks.

    Quickly create accurate, standards-compliant drawings from your 3D designs with automated drawing creation tools.

    Automate the process of 3D modeling and documentation based on rules for configuring new products.

    Easily control, manage, find, and reuse design data and product information with complete product management capabilities.

  • Simulation

    Optimize products for performance and material cost, resulting in fewer physical prototypes.

    Reduce reliance on costly physical prototypes by simulating real-world product use cases digitally.

    Improve product quality, and reduce support and warranty claims by optimizing designs prior to manufacturing.

  • Marketing communications

    Create high-quality renderings and movies from CAD models to help market and sell your designs.

    Illustrate your products and industrial electronics equipment within the context of your customers' factories to differentiate you from the competition and win more business.

    Easily manage the most up-to-date design and engineering data so non-CAD users can more effectively access the correct product information.

  • Manufacturing & production

    Design, optimize, and communicate the most efficient factory layout. Analyze digital factory models before installing equipment to reduce risks.

    Publish interactive, 3D assembly instructions directly from your CAD data to better communicate with manufacturing teams and avoid costly assembly errors.

    Reduce manufacturing and design errors with revision control to help ensure that everyone is working with the latest, released design data.

  • Install & commissioning

    Meet performance, schedule, budget, and customer expectations for new or retrofit production lines.

    Provide mobile access to interactive, 3D assembly instructions so that field technicians, sales teams, and customers have the information they need.

    Create and provide access to consistent documentation to help ensure that production lines install efficiently and at reduced costs.

  • Services & support

    Increase efficiency and productivity with access to factory 2D documentation for maintenance and repair.

    Reduce potential costly repair errors by providing access to the most accurate and interactive service instructions.

    Document and track maintenance and repair schedules.

All products for industrial equipment design

Autodesk Factory Design Suite integrated factory layout software

Factory Design Suite
Integrated factory layout design, optimization, and visualization.

AutoCAD software for 2D and 3D CAD

CAD design, drafting, modeling, drawing, and engineering software.

Autodesk Inventor Professional 3D CAD software

Configurator 360
Product configuration software for uploading designs to the cloud.

Autodesk Vault data management software

Inventor HSM
Combines CAM powered by HSMWorks and Inventor 3D CAD into one integrated solution.

Autodesk Inventor mechanical design and 3D CAD software

Easy-to-use 3D mechanical design and documentation.

Autodesk Simulation set of simulation software tools

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

Autodesk Product Design Suite integrated product design software

Product Design Suite
Integrated 3D mechanical design, simulation, and visualization.

Autodesk PLM 360 cloud-based PLM alternative

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

Autodesk Vault data management software

Get integrated CAM workflows and the ability to work natively in SolidWorks.

Autodesk Inventor Professional 3D CAD software

Inventor Professional
3D mechanical design, simulation, routed systems, and tooling design.

Autodesk Inventor Engineer-to-Order development platform

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.

Autodesk Vault data management software

AutoCAD 360
Cloud-based CAD editor app available for web and mobile.

Cloud‐based BIM management supporting multidisciplinary collaboration.

BIM 360 Glue        
Cloud‐based BIM management supporting multidisciplinary collaboration.

Autodesk Inventor Engineer-to-Order development platform

Inventor Engineer-to-Order
Development platform for custom sales/engineering applications.

Autodesk Inventor Publisher technical documentation software

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

Cloud-based simulation tools

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


Industry trends and topics

Digital Prototyping leads to more innovative designs

With Autodesk’s Digital Prototyping tools, industrial machinery manufacturers can quickly develop innovative designs. Because the tools also give a more complete understanding of risk, total cost, and maintenance requirements, you can proceed with confidence. You can also respond quickly to customer requests while showing your ability to deliver superior results with sales/design automation.
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What customers are saying

Products they used


Sunkist Research uses Autodesk software to create machines that pack oval fruits, which have historically been packed by hand. The team used powerful visualization tools to collaborate and build more effectively.

Stewart & Stevenson

A leading manufacturer and provider of equipment and services for oil and gas industries, Stewart & Stevenson was able to cut the production time of generators by 75%.


CAI designs and manufactures gas analyzers more efficiently with Autodesk software, speeding time to market with easy-to-use visualization tools, streamlined 3D modeling, and integrated workflows.


This cleaning equipment manufacturer uses Autodesk software to get products to market faster. By testing and analyzing prototypes digitally, the company reduced the weight of a design by 30%.

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