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Features

Optimize and present digital factory layouts

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 purchase of a perpetual license with Maintenance Subscription or a Desktop Subscription.

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    Facility layout design with AutoCAD

  • Advanced AutoCAD workflows for facility layout

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Take advantage of workflows built specifically for factory layouts in AutoCAD design and documentation software.

  • Expedite designs with a library of assets

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Speed up designs with a large library of 2D assets. Easily search, modify, and reuse content. Publish your own frequently used assets to the cloud.

  • Reserve space with asset chaining workflows

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Save space in AutoCAD and automatically generate 3D chains in Inventor with custom assets like conveyors or fences.

  • Analyze facility layouts directly in AutoCAD

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Evaluate facility design scenarios and improve facility layouts earlier with analysis tools in AutoCAD software.

  • Mobile app for on-the-go design

    STANDARD, PREMIUM

    Factory Design Mobile provides rich tools that enable you to capture your ideas and share them with others. The app complements Factory Design Suite.

    Factory planning, visualization & analysis

  • Factory bill of equipment New

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Easily create a bill of equipment for your factory layout.

  • Enhanced process analysis and optimization New

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Process Analysis 360 web-based software helps you to design and optimize your manufacturing process.

  • Improved point cloud management tools New

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Access new point cloud management tools within the Inventor factory design environment.

  • Combine and visualize large facility layouts

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Aggregate manufacturing facilities, production line layouts, and industrial machinery from various CAD systems.

  • Early interference detection

    ULTIMATE

    Conduct clash analysis and check for clearances digitally to reduce installation risks before you make any expensive capital equipment commitments.

  • Dynamic presentations from CAD data

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Transform CAD data into compelling imagery and movies to improve the factory design review process and protect data.

  • 3D animation for communicating design intent

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Produce cinematic-quality animation that enables clients to see your digital factory in motion.

  • Simulate installation sequences

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Simulate construction schedules and logistics in 5D (3D + time + cost) to help analyze project activities and minimize cost and sequencing problems.

  • Efficient capture of the as-built state

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Incorporate point cloud scans to capture the as-built state of your factory, drastically reducing time spent on manual measurement.

  • Point cloud workflows

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Align, orient, and crop point clouds to the region of interest. Use them for collision detection, large asset alignment and fit, and clearance analysis.

  • Vault integration with FDS

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Open layouts and assets directly from Vault data management software.

  • Efficient design of large, complex assemblies

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Work with integrated tools to design, visualize, and simulate large, complex assemblies and factory equipment.

  • Virtually infinite computational power

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Perform complex calculations and reduce solve time without depending on desktop computing limitations.

    3D factory layout design

  • Associative 2D and 3D workflows

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Experience greater accuracy and more efficient workflows with 1:1 bidirectional interactivity between AutoCAD and Inventor files.

  • Digitally test 3D factory models

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Quickly explore different layout options in a 3D factory layout environment with easy drag-and-drop functionality.

  • Large library of smart 3D assets

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Expedite designs with a large library of 2D and 3D parametric assets, and publish your own frequently used assets to the cloud.

  • Improved connector tools

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Get more control over the automatic nature of connections between points.

  • View FactoryCAD drawings

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Import existing FactoryCAD models into Factory Design Suite.

  • Revit interoperability

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Import building models formatted with Revit building design software into a Factory Design Suite project.

    Factory asset creation & management

  • Large factory asset library

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Rely on a large library of assets to make it easier to build layouts with commonly used factory equipment.

  • Asset publishing and sharing

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Easily create, publish, and share smart parametric assets in the cloud for use in factory layout and factory equipment designs.

  • Create assets from AutoCAD blocks

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Reuse existing AutoCAD content as factory assets.

  • Custom assets for layouts

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Publish smart assets, define landing surfaces and connectors, streamline projects requiring third-party CAD data, and keep 2D/3D models in sync.

  • Multiple variant asset publishing

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Publish factory assets with multiple design variants and fewer mistakes.