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Factory design software to plan, design, and install an efficient factory layout

Available only in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection


Visualize and optimize factory designs

With Factory Design Utilities software, you can plan and validate factory layouts for the most efficient equipment placement to maximize production performance. 

Factory Design Utilities is available only in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

Product Design & Manufacturing Collection overview (video: 1:10 min.)

The Product Design & Manufacturing Collection delivers tools that work right inside Inventor—including advanced simulation, 5-axis CAM, and nesting, plus AutoCAD and Fusion 360. The collection includes:

  • Inventor
  • AutoCAD
  • Navisworks
  • And more

Factory Design Utilities features

  • Industrial machinery

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

  • Facilities layout

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

  • Engineering services

    Streamline design of bidding proposals and produce more compelling 3D sales tools. (video: 3:45 min.)

See who is using Factory Design Utilities

  • Video: This German manufacturer planning their factory layout and work processes


    Extending planning capabilities

    Factory Design Utilities software helps Hamburg, Germany-based filling machine manufacturer plan entire factories and work processes. It enables the company to complete tasks using a single digital model. (video: 1:36 min.)

  • Video: Stakeholders describing what they get out of laser scanning technology


    Improved efficiency with laser scanning

    Auto industry conveyor systems manufacturer uses laser scanning to find potential clashes and problems before installation begins. (video: 5:26 min.)

  • Illustration of a system and its environment with the Autodesk Factory Design Suite


    Better planning and quality

    Engineers at this thermoprocessing systems manufacturer provide clients with a clearer impression of designs in specific environments, reducing errors.

Try Factory Design Utilities free for 30 days

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