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Innovate with 3D factory modeling

Spend more time innovating and less time drafting with Factory Design Suite. The 3D factory layout environment enables you to drag 3D models of machine and facilities content onto your 2D floor plan. With bidirectional associativity, the 3D factory model automatically updates whenever the layout changes.

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    3D factory layout design

  • Associative 2D and 3D workflows

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Improve accuracy and experience more efficient workflows with 1:1 bidirectional interactivity between AutoCAD and Inventor files. This feature enables you to move more easily from a traditional 2D layout to a 3D representation of the factory floor for more accurate planning and editing.

  • Digitally test 3D factory models

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Quickly explore options in a 3D factory layout environment with easy drag-and-drop functionality. The suite enhances AutoCAD and Inventor with interoperable layout workflows that automatically convert 2D drawings into 3D layout models. Integrate your reusable 3D models of machine and factory components, and try different scenarios digitally to find the optimal factory layout solution.

  • Large library of smart 3D assets

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Expedite designs with a large library of 2D and 3D parametric assets. Publish your own frequently used assets to the cloud. Use a library of parametric assets—such as walls, doors, windows, and column grids—to resize and edit each model based on your factory layout requirements. Easily search, modify, and reuse content.

  • Connector tools for factory assets

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Gain more control over automatic connections between points. Connectors make it easier to position and group multiple assets in the factory design. Simply drag assets from the factory library and line up the green dots. In some cases, you can choose from several orientations for aligning equipment. You can also directly select connectors after dragging an asset from the library.

  • View FactoryCAD drawings

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Import existing FactoryCAD models into Factory Design Suite. Open files into AutoCAD design and documentation software and Inventor 3D CAD software to modify legacy designs. The digital assets recognize the existing geometry for relating 3D objects. You can also open FactoryCAD files in Navisworks project review software to detect clashes between equipment and the as-is state of the building.

  • Revit interoperability

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Import building models formatted with Revit building design software into a Factory Design Suite project. Simplify a factory project and export it as a Revit formatted file to include it in other projects. Having an accurate representation of your building and environment can help to reduce collaboration errors and costs.