Features

Factory planning, visualization, and analysis

From real time fly-throughs and walk-throughs, to lifelike images and stunning animations that communicate design intent, Factory Design Suite enables you to visualize and analyze entire factory floor layouts that are beyond the capacity of most CAD systems.

 

Cloud service available with purchase of a perpetual license with Maintenance Subscription or a Desktop Subscription.

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    Factory planning, visualization & analysis

  • Reality capture support updates New

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    We have dramatically improved synchronization of point cloud data sets between AutoCAD, Inventor, and Navisworks, so that you can accurately represent the as-is state, regardless of which tool you are in. With Real View support from ReCap 360, you can view panoramic photographs taken during laser scanning in the context of their design tasks for a more realistic representation of the point cloud data.

  • Combine and visualize large facility layouts

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Aggregate manufacturing facilities, production line layouts, and industrial machinery from various CAD systems. With this ability to incorporate various assets, you can produce real-time fly-through and walk-through simulations to effectively present layouts and collaborate with design team stakeholders during facility planning.

  • 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. Doing so can improve the factory design review process and protect data. Alternatives, photographic environments, and an extensive material library enable factory designers to produce marketing-quality presentations and visualization in a short time with minimal effort.

  • 3D animation for communicating design intent

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Produce cinematic-quality animation that enables clients to see your digital factory in motion. Lifelike images and stunning animations can accurately demonstrate the factory layout design and help to differentiate your work from the competition.

  • 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 support in Inventor and AutoCAD enables factory planning designers to place assets in context of the actual state of the facility. Use Navisworks project review software to run clash detections between point clouds and the solid models that make up the factory layout.

  • 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. ReCap reality capture software and services help you create intelligent 3D models from laser scans. Clean, organize, and visualize massive data sets more easily.

  • Vault integration with FDS

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Open layouts and assets directly from Vault data management software. Integration with Vault enables you to manage version and access control for factory projects and assets. Keep track of changes to the layout or design of your factory, and effectively communicate and collaborate on edits as they happen.

  • Efficient design of large, complex assemblies

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Work with integrated tools to design, visualize, and simulate large, complex assemblies and factory equipment. Develop, validate, and communicate product platforms and design variations digitally while synchronizing the manufacturing processes with optimal efficiency. Use integrated simulation tools to ensure product performance and reliability, shorten design times, and lower costs.

  • Virtually infinite computational power

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Perform complex calculations and reduce solve time without depending on desktop computing limitations. Computational resources are no longer limited to your local desktop machine. With A360, you can access unlimited computational speed and power, and reduce time spent on design iterations. This processing runs independently of the tool, so you can design at the same time.

  • Factory bill of equipment

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Create a bill of materials (BOM) table that includes equipment descriptions, quantity, estimated cost, and key parameters. You can then easily export this table to other database-driven applications.

  • Enhanced process analysis and optimization

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Process Analysis 360 web-based software helps you to design and optimize your manufacturing process. Identify bottlenecks early in the factory planning process with an easy-to-use whiteboard interface. Then, seamlessly continue facility planning with the Factory Design Suite interface in AutoCAD or Inventor.

  • Point cloud management tools

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Access point cloud management tools within the Inventor factory design environment. Navigate to and define the visibility status of scan regions, or scan locations in a point cloud. In the Point Cloud Navigator dialog box, click the light bulb icon to switch off and on the visibility of the respective point cloud entry.