The Product Design & Manufacturing Collection is an integrated set of professional-grade applications that connect everyone, from concept to production, with shared tools to streamline your product development process.
Create high-performing product designs and production system layouts
Extend product capabilities and prevent product failures
Connect your team and your data from design to manufacture
How the collection can help
Create complete product designs
Quickly create complete product models - From a single part to massive assemblies, intuitively model and document your products with professional-grade 3D parametric design capabilities and 2D drafting toolsets.
Highly efficient production lines start here - Conceptualize production line layouts using familiar 2D workflows that can be automatically converted into detailed 3D models.
Communicate your idea with stunning visualizations - Clearly convey your design with high-fidelity imagery and animations generated directly from your 3D model for use in design reviews, documentation, and sales and marketing collateral.
Streamline the move to manufacturing - Create efficient processes that help you seamlessly transition from design to manufacturing with integrated tools for generating multi-axis toolpaths and sheet metal nests.
Explore every design opportunity
Consider all design alternatives - Generative design capabilities let you create multiple, production-ready design options, and review tradeoffs in materials, performance, cost, and manufacturing processes.
Push the boundaries for better products - Extend product capabilities, improve efficiency, and prevent failures with advanced performance simulation built on the Autodesk Nastran solver.
Evaluate factory projects before you build - Remove bottlenecks in the process with discrete-event simulation capabilities, and in the installation using clash detection between the as-is state and proposed production line designs.
Evaluate the cost of dimensional variation - Balance mechanical fit and performance with the cost of tighter tolerances based on an analysis of the cumulative dimensional variation between mating geometry.
Connect your work and your people
Connect your 2D and 3D design tasks - Combine the capabilities of 2D and 3D CAD to integrate electromechanical models, conceptualize designs, and speed up the creation of drawings and documentation.
Manage all that data in less time - Control your intellectual property in a single location, making it easy to collaborate with your colleagues. Securely share data externally to simplify and speed-up review cycles.
Speak the many dialects of CAD and BIM - Reference models created in other CAD or BIM applications that update anytime the original files are changed. Prepare BIM objects of your product models for delivery to your clients.
Collaborate effectively on large scale design projects - Aggregate design data from multiple sources to perform reviews of large scale designs. Check for clashes, simulate installation, and centralize communication between stakeholders.
Automate routine tasks
Custom configuration to customer specifications - Create a custom product configurator using a powerful, simple-to-use automation engine that captures engineering knowledge, preserving your time for value-added projects.
Make compliance automatic for the team - Automate templates for parts, assemblies, and drawings to reduce errors, save time, and make it easy to follow company standards.
Accelerate design validation and manufacturing - Speed up downstream processes by automating routine tasks involved in simulation setup in Inventor Nastran and toolpath strategies in Inventor CAM.
Automate true-shape nesting - Generate multiple sheet nests to reduce raw material waste, and produce comparison reports to review overall efficiency, total cost, and machining time.
Inventor Professional - Professional-grade tools for 3D mechanical design, simulation, and documentation.
AutoCAD - 2D and 3D CAD software with industry-specific toolsets.
Fusion 360 - Cloud-based CAD/CAM/CAE software for product design and manufacturing.
Inventor Tolerance Analysis - Tolerance stackup analysis software for evaluating the impact of dimensional variation.
Inventor Nesting - True shape nesting software for Inventor to optimize yield from raw material.
Inventor CAM - Integrated 2.5- to 5-axis CAD/CAM programming solution for Inventor.
Factory Design Utilities - Factory design software to plan, design, and install an efficient production layout.
Vault - Product data management software to manage design files and track revisions.
Inventor Nastran - CAD-embedded software for non-linear stress, thermal, vibration, and fatigue simulation.
Navisworks Manage - Large-scale design review software with clash detection and scheduling.
3ds Max - 3D rendering and animation software for design visualization.
ReCap Pro - Reality capture and 3D scanning software and services.
HSMWorks - Integrated 2.5- to 5-axis CAD/CAM programming solution for SOLIDWORKS.
Autodesk Rendering - Fast, high-resolution renderings in the cloud.
Autodesk Drive - CAD-aware cloud storage for individuals and small teams.
More value, more flexibility, more simplicity
Access to a wide selection of essential 3D design software for the work you do - Get the tools you need now and in the future, as the collection and your business evolves.
Get interoperable tools for both CAD- and BIM-based workflows - Connect familiar CAD-based processes for efficient design and documentation with the power of 3D model-based design workflows.
Choose the individual products that you want to use - Download and install what you want, whenever you like — whether it's for occasional use, to meet requirements of a particular project or client, or to explore new workflows.
Use mobile apps and take advantage of the power of the cloud - View and create rich visualizations, work in the field, and store your designs.
Recommended System Specification
Manufacturer's system requirements are generally the bare minimum that you need to run the software and insufficient for effective and productive operation of the product.
Our suggested "real world" mid-range desktop system key specifications to properly run the Architecture Engineering Construction Collection are as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i7
Graphics Card: NVIDIA QUADRO RTX4000
Hard Drive: 1TB NVMe
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Novedge, in partnership withHigh Speed Computing, can also provide the perfect hardware for your design needs,pre-installed with your software, at a very competitive price. Contact us to discuss custom-configuredworkstationsandlaptops.