A new 3D design and engineering software portfolio for manufacturers offers integrated and interoperable suites and cloud services to simplify design, visualization, and simulation workflows from product development through delivery.
The new design suites are geared to manufacturers and include the company's Product Design Suite and Factory Design Suite. The suites provide a range of cloud services to help manufacturers more efficiently design, build, and deliver products faster and at reduced costs. The new Autodesk Simulation family is designed to deliver a faster, more accurate, and flexible approach to predicting, optimizing, and validating designs earlier in the design process.
The suites provide comprehensive workflows to connect desktops to mobile devices and to the cloud. These workflows enable manufacturing customers to develop complete definitions of product designs; integrate electrical and mechanical design to increase productivity; predict product performance; and visualize designs or complete factory layouts in 3D. Cloud-based assets promote design sharing and reuse. The suites also offer interoperability with the new 2013 version of Autodesk Vault product data management software and the company's next generation, cloud-based alternative Autodesk PLM 360. Vault software enables workgroups to organize, manage, and track their engineering CAD data, manufacturing bills-of-material, and change processes from a centralized location.