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Optimize and present digital factory layouts

See how the Factory Design Suite combines factory-specific design, visualization, and analysis tools with interoperable, cloud-based workflows to help improve efficiency, accuracy, and communication.

 

Cloud service available with a subscription or purchase of a perpetual license with maintenance plan.

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Facility layout design with AutoCAD

  • New

    Snap to command during Reposition

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Reference existing geometries for easier asset alignment. (video: 0:25 min)

  • New

    Connectors for AutoCAD assets

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Marker representation of connector points in AutoCAD. (video: 0:29 min)

  • New

    Associate 3D model with AutoCAD asset

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Easily replace 2D assets with 3D versions. (video: 0:29 min)

  • Advanced AutoCAD workflows for facility layout

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Improve accuracy with 1:1 AutoCAD associativity. (video: 1:19 min.)

  • Expedite designs with a library of assets

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Use AutoCAD assets to assess layout options. (video: 1:18 min.)

  • Reserve space with asset chaining workflows

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Generate customized 3D asset chains. (video: 1:06 min.)

  • Analyze facility layouts directly in AutoCAD

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Evaluate scenarios and improve factory efficiency. (video: 1:29 min.)

Factory planning, visualization & analysis

  • New

    Reality capture support updates

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Improved synchronization of point cloud data sets. (video: 1:28 min.)

  • Combine and visualize large facility layouts

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Ease factory planning with a digital model. (video: 1:44 min.)

  • Early interference detection

    ULTIMATE

    Analyze clashes to reduce installation risks. (video: 1:10 min.)

  • Dynamic presentations from CAD data

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Transform data into realistic imagery and movies. (video: 57 sec.)

  • 3D animation for communicating design intent

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Produce stunning facility animations. (video: 1:03 min.)

  • Simulate installation sequences

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Simulate construction schedules in 5D. (video: 1:14 min.)

  • Efficient capture of the as-built state

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Shorten measurement time with point cloud scans. (video: 1:13 min.)

  • Point cloud workflows

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Align, orient, and crop point clouds. (video: 1:29 min.)

  • Vault integration with FDS

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Open layouts and assets directly from Vault. (video: 1:13 min.)

  • Efficient design of large, complex assemblies

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Digitally simulate factory equipment. (video: 1:36 min.)

  • Virtually infinite computational power

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Perform complex calculations and reduce solve time.

  • Factory bill of equipment

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Generate a 1-click factory bill of materials (BOM).

  • Enhanced process analysis and optimization

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Process Analysis 360 identifies bottlenecks. (video 1:58 min.)

  • Point cloud management tools

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Use Inventor point cloud tools more easily. (video 1:21 min.)

3D factory layout design

  • Associative 2D and 3D workflows

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Improve accuracy with 1:1 interactivity. (video: 1:19 min.)

  • Digitally test 3D factory models

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Find optimal layout solutions. (video: 1:25 min.)

  • Large library of smart 3D assets

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Expedite designs with an extensive asset library. (video: 1:15 min.)

  • Connector tools for factory assets

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Improved control for connection point functionality. (video: 34 sec.)

  • View FactoryCAD drawings

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Efficiently reuse FactoryCAD models. (video: 59 sec.)

  • Revit interoperability

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Simplify factory projects and reduce costs.

Factory asset creation & management

  • New

    Streamlined asset migration

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Convert blocks into factory assets. (video: 0:52 min)

  • New

    Flexible asset properties

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Augment assets with key manufacturing information. (video: 0:52 min)

  • Large factory asset library

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Build layouts using a library of factory equipment. (video: 1:13 min.)

  • Asset publishing and sharing

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Create, publish, and share assets to the cloud. (video: 1:42 min.)

  • Create assets from AutoCAD blocks

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Use legacy AutoCAD blocks in current designs. (video: 1:03)

  • Custom assets for layouts

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Publish assets with built-in intelligence. (video: 1:15 min.)

  • Multiple variant asset publishing

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Eliminate invalid asset mistakes. (video: 1:08 min.)