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Products Factory Design Suite Ultimate 2015
Factory Design Suite Ultimate
AutoCAD 2015
Facility layout design with AutoCAD
Unique layout-specific workflows in AutoCAD
Explore a library of cloud and desktop factory content      |    View video
Use bidirectional associativity between AutoCAD and Inventor
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Create asset chains
Change asset variants
3D factory layout design
Create factory layout models
Test different layout scenarios digitally
Expedite designs with 3D smart assets
Design, publish, and share custom parametric assets
Factory planning, visualization & analysis
Visualize large facility layouts
Detect clashes and clearance
Communicate design intent with cinematic animations
Create dynamic presentations from CAD data
View and edit point clouds
Model, analyze, and optimize manufacturing processes  
Analyze your layout directly in AutoCAD
Use laser scanning workflows
Simulate installation and demolition
Green Building Studio  
Factory asset creation & management
Advanced 3D mechanical design tools
Virtually infinite computational power  
Cloud-based parametric optimization  
Factory asset builder
Factory asset warehouse
Intellectual property protection

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  • Additional cloud storage—25 GB of A360 cloud-based storage per license.

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