Autodesk Factory Design Suite Ultimate software
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Facility layout design with AutoCAD
Advanced AutoCAD workflows for facility layout
Ensure greater accuracy and more efficient workflows with 1:1 bidirectional associativity between AutoCAD and Inventor files. The interoperable software in the suite automatically converts 2D drawings into 3D layout models and helps you to integrate reusable 3D models of machine and facility components, making it easier to try different layout scenarios digitally and find the optimal layout solution.
Expedite designs with a library of assets
Speed up designs with a large library of 2D assets. Easily search, modify, and reuse content. Publish your own frequently used assets to the cloud.
Quickly access a large library of parametric facility content—conveyors, material handling equipment, robots, electrical equipment, and more—instead of creating them manually. FDS includes smart facility objects—such as walls, doors, windows, and column grids—and makes it easy to resize and edit each model based on your layout requirements.
Reserve space with asset chaining workflows
Save space in AutoCAD and automatically generate 3D chains in Inventor with custom assets like conveyors or fences.
The asset chaining functionality takes a simple path drawn in AutoCAD and converts it into a chain of assets, providing a familiar and easy-to-use workflow while expediting the overall facility layout process.
Analyze facility layouts directly in AutoCAD
Evaluate facility design scenarios and improve facility layouts earlier with analysis tools in AutoCAD software.
Get leaner manufacturing operations by using FDS to improve the efficiency of your facility design. Analyze layouts for efficient material flow, machine utilization, and energy consumption in the early stages. Identify non-value-added costs incurred by transporting material within the factory, and quickly consider multiple what-if scenarios to optimize your layout.
Improved point cloud management tools
Access new point cloud management tools within the Inventor factory design environment.
Navigate to and define the visibility status of scan regions, or scan locations in a point cloud. In the Point Cloud Navigator dialog box, click the light bulb icon to switch off and on the visibility of the respective point cloud entry.
Combine and visualize large facility layouts
Aggregate manufacturing facilities, production line layouts, and industrial machinery from various CAD systems.
With this ability to incorporate various assets, you can produce real-time fly-through and walk-through simulations to effectively present layouts and collaborate with design team stakeholders during facility planning.
Early interference detection
Conduct clash analysis and check for clearances digitally to reduce installation risks before you make any expensive capital equipment commitments.
Dynamic presentations from CAD data
Transform CAD data into compelling imagery and movies to improve the factory design review process and protect data.
FDS offers you a quick and easy workflow to produce visualizations. Alternatives, photographic environments, and an extensive material library enable facility designers to produce marketing-quality presentations in a short time with minimal effort.
3D animation for communicating design intent
Produce cinematic-quality animation that enables clients to see your digital factory in motion.
FDS offers numerous ways to produce lifelike images and stunning animations that accurately demonstrate the facility layout design and help to differentiate your work from the competition.
Simulate installation sequences
Simulate construction schedules and logistics in 5D (3D + time + cost) to help analyze project activities and minimize cost and sequencing problems.
Efficient capture of the as-built state
Incorporate point cloud scans to capture the as-built state of your factory, drastically reducing time spent on manual measurement.
Point cloud workflows
Align, orient, and crop point clouds to the region of interest. Use them for collision detection, large asset alignment and fit, and clearance analysis.
ReCap reality capture software and services help you create intelligent 3D models from laser scans. Clean, organize, and visualize massive data sets more easily.
Vault integration with FDS
Open layouts and assets directly from Vault data management software.
Integration with Vault enables you to manage version and access control for factory projects and assets. Keep track of changes to the layout or design of your factory, and effectively communicate and collaborate on edits as they happen.
Efficient design of large, complex assemblies
Work with integrated tools to design, visualize, and simulate large, complex assemblies and factory equipment.
Develop, validate, and communicate product platforms and design variations digitally while synchronizing the manufacturing processes with optimal efficiency. Use integrated simulation tools to ensure product performance and reliability, shorten design times, and lower costs.
Virtually infinite computational power
Perform complex calculations and reduce solve time without depending on desktop computing limitations.
Computational resources are no longer limited to your local desktop machine. With A360, you can access unlimited computational speed and power, and reduce time spent on design iterations. This processing runs independently of the tool, so you can design at the same time.
Associative 2D and 3D workflows
Experience greater accuracy and more efficient workflows with 1:1 bidirectional interactivity between AutoCAD and Inventor files.
Large library of smart 3D assets
Expedite designs with a large library of 2D and 3D parametric assets, and publish your own frequently used assets to the cloud.
Improved connector tools
Get more control over the automatic nature of connections between points.
Create assets from AutoCAD blocks
Take existing AutoCAD blocks from legacy AutoCAD drawings and publish them as 2D assets. Then, bring these assets into Inventor to view their 3D representations. Being able to reuse older designs quickly and efficiently reduces the time it takes to update existing designs or layouts.
Custom assets for layouts
Publish smart assets, define landing surfaces and connectors, streamline projects requiring third-party CAD data, and keep 2D/3D models in sync.
Create accurate digital prototypes of custom assets with built-in intelligence, such as connectors and landing surfaces that enable easy placement in your layout environment. You can even include models from suppliers in your layout, regardless of CAD format, shrink-wrapping and stripping them of important intellectual property.