Factory Design Suite Premium is an integrated factory layout and optimization solution built specifically to help you design and communicate the most efficient layout by creating a digital model of your factory. It includes tools for optimizing 2D layouts, integrating 2D layout data with 3D models of machine and facility components, creating 3D layout models with bidirectional 2D/3D associativity, as well as cloud-based factory asset resources and secure mobile and online sharing of 3D layouts. It combines unique layout-specific functionality in AutoCAD and Inventor software with powerful visualization and analysis tools that can help increase innovation, design efficiency, and communication when responding to changing business requirements.
Content and Features
Core products in the suite include AutoCAD Architecture
, Navisworks, Vault
, and Inventor
software enhanced with the Factory Design Utility, which gives users a factory-specific work environment that helps factory layout designers spend more time innovating rather than drafting. Factory Design Suite Premium
can help machine and equipment builders, system integrators, and manufacturers to better design, optimize, and visualize factory layouts in order to:
- Win more business-Help decision makers visualize layout proposals in 3D instead of multilayered 2D drawings.
- Meet compressed project schedules-Move from 2D conceptual layout, to factory model, to creating a 3D virtual fly-through in less time than traditional 2D layout methods.
- Optimize the factory layout process-A factory-focused solution enables you to transform facility layout liabilities into profit- generating assets and take advantage of modern laser-scanning workflows.
- Collaborate more effectively with suppliers and partners-Reduce installation risks by analyzing the digital factory model for clashes and space constraints digitally, before they become problems onsite.
Autodesk is changing the way factory layout professionals think about their design practices an is helping companies build more efficient factories faster, with greater confidence and fewer costs.
Design, Optimize, and Visualize Factory Layouts in 1-2-3D
Users can take advantage of their existing layout data and expertise to build accurate factory layout models, quickly try multiple layout "what if" scenarios, and communicate the best solution to stakeholders and partners in three easy steps:
- Create the 2D conceptual layout in AutoCAD or import existing 2D layouts.
- Build the 3D factory model by dragging and dropping 3D models of machines and other facility equipment directly onto the 2D layout from a library of commonly used factory content. Or easily build and include your own 3D factory asset models to try multiple "what if" scenarios until you find the best solution.
- Communicate your ideas and build layout proposals easily. From conceptual design, to automatically generating 2D drawings with sections views, to installation instructions, to conducting engineering reviews of the virtual factory model with 3D walk-throughs, Factory Design Suite Premium accelerates the visual communication of factory layouts.