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Visualize and optimize your factory designs

Factory Design Suite lets you conceptualize, plan, and validate manufacturing facilities for optimized workflows and equipment placement.

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The future of design and creation suites

Beginning Aug. 1 this suite will no longer be available for purchase. Learn more about your options, including our new industry collections, which offer even more functionality, at a comparable price.

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See what you can do

Video: Work in an AutoCAD environment

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Use the AutoCAD built for layout design

  • Expedite designs with automated workflows.
  • Continue building on AutoCAD skills.
  • Generate in-sync 2D and 3D digital factory layouts.

Save time with 1-click workflows

  • Design more quickly with a library of digital factory content.
  • Easily search, modify, and reuse content.
  • Publish your own frequently used assets to the cloud.

Explore exclusive AutoCAD functionality

  • Analyze material flow directly in AutoCAD.
  • Optimize machine utilization and energy consumption.
  • Publish assets with multiple variants.

Video: Visualize your digital factory layout

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Design facility layouts in AutoCAD

  • Access a library of architectural elements.
  • Design the whole manufacturing facility.
  • Keep 2D and 3D data in sync.

Visualize large facility layouts

  • Aggregate layouts and machinery
  • Combine data from various CAD systems
  • Create a digital factory model anyone can review

Use a laser scanner and detect clashes

  • Record any configuration.
  • Detect interferences easily.
  • Reduce errors tied to manual workflows.

Video: Create parametric assets for factory design

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Design large complex assemblies

  • Work with integrated simulation tools.
  • Use automation tools to design faster.
  • Share assets in the cloud.

Create custom assets

  • Author and publish smart assets.
  • Define landing surfaces and connectors.
  • Keep 2D and 3D models in sync.

Detect interferences early

  • Use clash detection tools.
  • Inspect, identify, and report interference.
  • Integrate point cloud workflows.

Video: Communicate digital factory design

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Win bids with interactive 3D presentations

  • Turn CAD data into compelling imagery.
  • Improve the review process for designs.
  • Explain your designs more clearly to nontechnical stakeholders.

Bid profitably and meet tight deadlines

  • Build 3D models from 2D drawings.
  • Test multiple layout scenarios.
  • Streamline projects using third-party CAD data.

Communicate design intent

  • Demonstrate operation of layout designs.
  • Produce cinematic-quality animations.
  • Present your layout designs in motion.

See what your company can do

Video: Improve digital factory design efficiency

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Analyze for clashes and space restraints

  • Perform an analysis before you install any equipment.
  • Minimize risks with clash detection tools.
  • Simulate the installation sequence of equipment.

Streamline factory layouts

  • Streamline manufacturing operations.
  • Improve manufacturing flexibility.
  • Analyze material flow and energy consumption.

Maximize production lines

  • Find the most efficient footprint possible.
  • Use modern workflows and point clouds.
  • Integrate point cloud workflows.

Video: Factory design that meets your customers' requirements

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Share assets with colleagues and clients

  • Create custom 3D content for factory layouts.
  • Publish, share, and manage assets in the cloud.
  • Protect intellectual property when sharing designs.

Design equipment and machine line layouts

  • Use the industry’s best mechanical design tools.
  • Save time with interoperable layout workflows.
  • Create, modify, and reuse digital models of equipment.

See your factory layout in action

  • Show how your designs integrate with the facility.
  • Share assets online with your sales team.
  • Develop convincing, interactive 3D materials.

Video: Deliver the best possible factory layout solution to customers

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Produce more compelling 3D sales tools

  • Help nontechnical stakeholders understand design intent.
  • Impress clients with photorealistic visualizations.
  • Enhance communication with a 3D environment.

Streamline design of bidding proposals

  • Quickly iterate in a 3D visual layout environment.
  • Accommodate changing customer requests.

See your digital factory layout in action

  • Improve the factory design review process.
  • Accelerate the presales design process.