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PRODUCT DESIGN SOFTWARE

Streamline the entire product design process -- from visualization and creation through analysis and production -- with the Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

What is product design?

Product design is the process of creating new products or developing design innovations for enhanced product performance. The design process includes conceptualization, simulation, optimization, and design finalization prior to manufacturing.

What is product design?

Product design is the process of creating new products or developing design innovations for enhanced product performance. The design process includes conceptualization, simulation, optimization, and design finalization prior to manufacturing.

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Accelerate the design-to-make process with Generative Design

Software in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection leverages the power of cloud and machine learning to accelerate the design-to-make process. Through generative design, designers can explore manufacturing-ready outcomes earlier in the creative process to speed up product design.

Workflow improvements to product design

Workflow improvements to product design

Learn how the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection supports all aspects of product design, from product design creation and exploration using automated and connected workflows/tools.

Driving innovation for product design

Driving innovation for product design

Innovation in product design is more than creative concepting. True innovation includes an agile approach to design and collaboration that ensures optimal product performance and user experience. The Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection delivers software that inspires innovation in product design.

Product design resources to stay competitive

The Product Design & Manufacturing Collection delivers tools necessary to create and innovate throughout the design process.

  • Seamlessly explore design alternatives

    Seamlessly explore design alternatives

    Generative design capabilities creates multiple production-ready design options and review tradeoffs in materials, performance, cost, and manufacturing processes.

  • Improve product quality using Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

    Improve product quality

    Use advanced simulation to gain a complete understanding of your product performance (beyond stress and deflection results).

  • Product Design & Manufacturing Collection helps to save time

    Save time

    Easily set up a product configurator to automate design modifications based on customer specs. Automate routine tasks involved with simulation setup and even evaluate the manufacturing process before you build.

  • manage intellectual property

    Manage intellectual property

    Store and protect your intellectual property data in a single location and securely share it to simplify and speed up review cycles.

Your Industry

  • Automotive manufacturing

    Help save money and time during automotive product development. Visualization and simulation tools reduce the need for physical models. Predict product behavior early, to produce a higher-quality product for automotive suppliers. Increase flexibility for production equipment design and factory planning.

  • Building products, equipment & fabrication

    Improve bidding profitability, reduce costly errors, and promote better collaboration by demonstrating how your validated building product design will work in your client’s architectural context. Deliver BIM-ready content and compelling 3D sales presentations.

  • Industrial equipment

    Highly regarded industrial equipment companies design, simulate, visualize, and manage their products digitally to help establish competitive advantage. Our solutions help at every stage of the product design and development process by streamlining workflows and collaboration between multidisciplinary teams.

Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

A complete, integrated toolset allows you to collaborate efficiently, explore design options effortlessly, and automate tasks for improved productivity throughout the entire product design workflow.

Relevant software in the collection for product design

Product design software resources

  • Learn how other product designers use the Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection to drive efficiency into workflows across the design spectrum.

  • User-centered design

    Get important insight into the user-centered design process and a hands-on tutorial on using Fusion 360 in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

  • Concepting made easy

    Learn how to use CAD and Fusion 360 to build parametric-based parts and assemblies with a hands-on tutorial.

Product design frequently asked questions (FAQs)

The Product Design & Manufacturing Collection includes Inventor and Fusion 360. They feature analysis tools for advanced simulation, tolerance analysis, factory design, automated nesting and form validation, fit, and function.

The collection was created to streamline project workflow. It helps you automate tasks and streamlines data exchange to reduce design time and speed up time to market.

The Product Design & Manufacturing Collection was built to integrate with Inventor, SOLIDWORKS , and CATIA, and enhance collaboration with supply chain processes and software. The collection includes Fusion Lifecycle, which accelerates product development processes across all departments and locations by automating workflows and key tasks to deliver timely information. It also includes Vault, Autodesk’s product data management software that helps control product development processes.

The Product Design & Manufacturing Collection includes software that allows you to integrate CAD, CAM, and CAE apps and services. The collection also allows you to easily exchange data with common file formats or native import and export.

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