Plan and validate efficient factory layouts with Factory Design Utilities

Available only as part of the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

Why use Factory Design Utilities?

Optimize production efficiency

Evaluate production concepts to minimize bottlenecks while planning for current and future outputs.

Launch on time and on budget

Mitigate risks in construction by sequencing and scheduling the installation.

Collaborate better

Effectively collaborate with internal teams as well as outside equipment vendors.

What you can do with Factory Design Utilities

Industrial machinery

Design tools to create, publish, share, and manage 3D content for factory and plant layouts. (video: 3:03 min.)

Facilities layout

Design facility layouts. Visualize and detect clashes in large facility layouts. (video: 1:35 min.)

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is Autodesk Factory Design Utilities used for?

Factory Design Utilities is used for early planning and simulation of factory and plant layouts to increase efficiency and stay on budget.

Who uses Factory Design Utilities?

Designers and engineers use Factory Design Utilities to create a digital representation of their factory layout. 

How do I create a factory layout?

Factory Design Utilities provides the flexibility to create and edit your factory layouts in 2D or 3D using AutoCAD or Inventor. Choose from a library of thousands of factory assets to drag into your design. Optimize your layout using material flow analysis tools, check for interferences, and schedule the installation of the equipment without leaving the tools included in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

Which versions of Factory Design Utilities can I use if I subscribe to the current version?

Your Factory Design Utilities subscription gives you access to install and use the 3 previous versions. Available downloads are listed in your Autodesk Account after subscribing. See also previous releases available for subscribers

Can I install Factory Design Utilities on multiple computers?

With a subscription to Factory Design Utilities software, you can install it on up to 3 computers or other devices. However, only the named user can sign in and use that software on a single computer at any given time. Please refer to the Software License Agreement

How do I convert my Factory Design Utilities free trial to a paid subscription?

Launch your trial software and click Subscribe Now on the trial screen or buy Factory Design Utilities here. When buying your subscription, enter the same email address and password combination you used to sign in to your trial. Learn more about converting a trial to a paid subscription

How much does a Factory Design Utilities subscription cost?

Factory Design Utilities is available through the Product, Design, and Manufacturing Collection. The price of the Product, Design, and Manufacturing Collection subscription is  monthly, annually, or for 3 years. Please visit www.autodesk/collections/product-design-manufacturing/overview to learn more about the Product, Design, and Manufacturing Collection. If some of your users only occasionally use Factory Design Utilities, consider buying tokens to access it for 24 hours at a time. Visit to learn more.

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