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Overview

Deliver innovative 3D product designs. Faster.

Product Design Suite is a comprehensive solution delivering 3D product design, simulation, collaboration, and visualization tools to complete your entire engineering process. The Digital Prototyping capabilities of the suite can help you design better products, reduce development costs, and get to market faster.

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See what you can do

Video: Product Design Suite engineering design overview

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Reuse your engineering data

  • Use 2D AutoCAD drawings as a base for Inventor layouts
  • Use standard component libraries to populate assemblies
  • Integrate data from many sources into one design

Quickly and easily make product design changes

  • Capture design intent with parametric tools  
  • Make geometric changes with direct modeling functionality
  • Update designs to reflect changes automatically

Integrate electrical and mechanical design

  • Create 3D wire layouts by importing electrical schematics
  • Automate cable harness design in the 3D environment
  • Create 3D product design models from a schematic

Video: Product Design Suite conceptual design overview

Easily and quickly model organic shapes

  • Get started quickly with simple geometric shapes
  • Explore and create freeform shaped models using direct manipulation
  • Incorporate freeform and parametric workflows into a single model 

Precisely manipulate geometry

  • Explore redesign possibilities without commitment
  • Change parametric geometry in models with complex histories
  • Revise imported base solid data

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Explore your ideas in real time

  • Show photorealistic visualization
  • Exercise mechanism functionality in the sketch phase
  • Perform range-of-motion study using sketch geometry

Create cinema-quality renderings

  • Presentations with life-like rendering
  • Indirect and time-of-day lighting effects
  • Automatic mechanism animations

Collaborate using your engineering data

  • Conduct product design reviews remotely
  • Aggregate models from a range of 3D design file formats
  • Import and export data with widely used file formats

Reduce physical prototypes to save money

  • Evaluate mechanisms throughout range of motion
  • Optimize designs for a range of input conditions
  • Reduce overengineering of products

Save time with automated cloud-based simulation

  • Use the cloud for faster product design simulations
  • Test and improve designs with optimization
  • Simultaneously work on designs and optimize in the cloud

Make sustainable and economical products

  • Explore alternative manufacturing processes to lower costs
  • Optimize material selection for impact and cost
  • Identify hazardous materials usage

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Rendering created with 3D product design software

Get to market faster

  • Reduce rework
  • Reuse design data
  • Improve collaboration

Increase customer satisfaction

  • Improve product design quality
  • Reduce warranty claims
  • Optimize product performance for intended environment

Reduce manufacturing costs

  • Create accurate design documentation
  • Evaluate product manufacturability
  • Reduce cost during product design process

Create innovative products

  • Share one interoperable tool across disciplines
  • Use combined expertise to create more competitive products
  • Collaborate more efficiently

Note: Product Design Suite Ultimate 2015 will be available soon. But you can try Product Design Suite 2014 now (may not include all of the software listed above).

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