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Premium vs. Ultimate features

Compare the 3D product design features in the Premium and Ultimate editions of Product Design Suite. For a side-by-side list of software, see included software.

Cloud service available with a subscription or purchase of a perpetual license with maintenance plan.

Note: All maintenance plan benefits may not be available for all products in all languages and/or geographies. Maintenance plan is subject to the maintenance plan terms and conditions.

Product Design Suite editions Product Design Suite Premium 2017
Premium
Product Design Suite Ultimate 2017
Ultimate
PRICE FOR 1 SINGLE-USER LICENSE* $5,775 SRP† $8,395 SRP†
Engineering Design Productivity
Easy-to-use 3D mechanical design
3D part and assembly design
Freeform modeling
Direct editing
Rules-based design and automation
Catalog/purchased/standard part library
Plastic parts design
3D digital mockups for real-time collaboration  
Sheet metal design
Frame and weldment design
Mold design
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 creation of drawing views
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, and walk-throughs
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*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.