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Features

New features in Factory Design Suite 2017

Factory Design Suite 2017 seamlessly links Autodesk 2D and 3D visualization, communication, and data management tools to help you plan manufacturing facilities.

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    Facility layout design with AutoCAD

  • Snap to command during Reposition New

    STANDARD, PREMIUM

    New AutoCAD functionality includes productivity enhancements. The Reposition command now has a "snap to” option. This option lets you reference other existing geometries and makes offsetting and aligning assets much easier.

  • Connectors for AutoCAD assets New

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Another AutoCAD productivity enhancement is the addition of connectors on assets. Similar to the functionality in Inventor, you now get marker representations of connector points directly in AutoCAD drawings to ease connection between assets.

    Only available for assets published in the 2015 and more recent Factory Design Suite feature pack, the suite includes a utility for updating assets to take advantage of this functionality.

  • Associate 3D models with AutoCAD assets New

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Factory assets can have 2D and 3D representations. With Factory Design Suite, you can now associate a 3D CAD model with an existing factory asset. Syncing from AutoCAD to Inventor automatically creates 3D models by replacing 2D assets with 3D versions.

  • Asset replacement New

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Conceptualize and design the layout. As product and equipment details become available or ready for release, refine your layout by replacing assets.

  • Asset parameters in AutoCAD New

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Support for asset parameters in AutoCAD provides consistency with Inventor functionality. Enables design in context and application efficiency.

    Factory planning, visualization & analysis

  • Reality capture support updates New

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    We've dramatically improved synchronization of point cloud data sets between AutoCAD, Inventor, and Navisworks software. Accurately represent the as-is state, regardless of which tool you're in.

    With Real View support from ReCap 360, view panoramic photographs taken during laser scanning. View the photographs in the context of their design tasks for a more realistic representation of the point cloud data.

    Factory asset creation & management

  • Streamlined asset migration New

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Reuse existing CAD assets. Easily convert previously generated 2D layouts, blocks, and 3D drawings into factory assets, and take advantage of powerful layout automation tools.    

  • Flexible asset properties New

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Customize and augment assets with relevant manufacturing information. Use factory asset properties to track asset identifiers, machine costs, energy consumption, links to maintenance information, and more.

  • Vault enhancements New

    ULTIMATE

    New Vault features provide flexible and enhanced data management and storage capabilities, including additional uses/where used, search, and query functions.