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Compare the software included in the 2 editions of the Product Design Suite 2016—Premium and Ultimate.   

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

Product Design Suite 2016 editions Product Design Suite Premium 2016
Product Design Suite Ultimate 2016
Engineering Design Productivity
Digital Prototyping
Easy-to-use 3D mechanical design
3D part and assembly design
Free-form modeling
Direct editing
Rules-based design/automation
Catalog/purchased/standard part library
Plastic parts design
3D digital mockups for real-time collaboration  
Sheet metal design
Frame and weldment design
Mold, and tool and die
Electrical systems design/tube and pipe runs
Integrated electrical and mechanical design
Electrical engineering
Visualization & conceptual design
Explore design concepts in AutoCAD
Photorealistic rendering and presentations
Real-time design visualization
Flexible product modeling
Cinematic-quality rendering and 3D animation
Product simulation & design validation
Virtually infinite computational power  
Cloud-based parametric optimization  
Point cloud tools
Materials selection cost impact
Assembly-level/interference detection
Check for manufacturability
Professional drafting and documentation tools
Assembly-level design optimization**
Assembly-level finite element analysis (FEA)
Assembly-level dynamic simulation
Installation/demolition sequence simulation
Facility-level clash detection
Documentation & data sharing
Native support for DWG™ files
Automatic drawing view creation
BOM generation
International standards support
Markup of DWG, DWF™, and PDF files
Mobile and online sharing of 3D designs
BIM interoperability
Native translators
In-product data management
Configurable data security
Multiple user/concurrent design
Automated design organization
Easy administration
Smart panel layout drawings
Large-scale design review and collaboration
Layout designs, fly-throughs, walk-throughs
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Note: All Maintenance Subscription benefits may not be available for all products in all languages and/or geographies. Autodesk Maintenance Subscription is subject to the Autodesk Maintenance Subscription terms and conditions.

*Applicable design suites are licensed for installation and use of each component by one user to deliver additional workflow and functionality value as compared to the stand-alone individual products.

**Feature available with Subscription.