April 14, 2015

4-13-2015 11-07-57 AMIncrease design productivity and layout efficiency with the tools in Autodesk Factory Design Suite 2016. The Factory Design Suite includes planning, design, analysis, and presentation software to help you discover and communicate the most efficient layout solution by creating a digital model of your factory.
The Factory Design Suite offers:

  • 2D and 3D visual layout environment
  • Large library of factory assets
  • Factory asset builder
  • Factory cloud-based services
  • Factory design efficiency
  • 3D factory visualization and analysis
  • Manufacturing process and analysis

Autodesk Factory Design Suite Standard 2016: Foundational Factory Layout Design for AutoCAD

With this version of the suite, you have access to unique functionality in AutoCAD that helps you create factory layouts much faster than traditional workflows.

AutoCAD® Architecture

Combine architectural drafting tools with a familiar AutoCAD software-based working environment to increase design productivity and improve collaboration.

AutoCAD® Mechanical

Contains a complete set of mechanical design productivity features.

Autodesk® Showcase

Transform CAD data into compelling imagery, movies, and interactive presentations to improve the design review process and win competitive bids.

Autodesk® Vault®

Manage design creation, simulation, and documentation process with the data management tools.

Autodesk® Factory Design Suite Utility

Add automated factory-specific functionality and workflows to AutoCAD to help expedite the factory layout process.

Autodesk Factory Design Suite Premium 2016: Specialized 3D Factory Layout Design and Visualization

Building on the tools within the Standard edition, the capabilities in the Premium edition enable manufacturers and systems integrators to build digital factory models, improve communication, and make more-informed decisions before any equipment is installed on the factory floor.

Autodesk® Inventor®

Optimized specifically for Factory layout with the Autodesk Factory Design Suite Utility, enables users to drag 3D models of machines and facilities onto a 2D floor plan.

Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate

Integrate large data sets and explore factory layouts with interactive 3D virtual walk-throughs and fly-throughs.

Autodesk Factory Design Suite Ultimate 2016: Advanced Factory and Equipment Design

This version contains advanced capabilities that can help machine and equipment builders, system integrators, and manufacturers better design, visualize, and simulate factory layouts and equipment.

Autodesk® Inventor® Professional

Reduce errors and save time with automated tube and pipe runs and electrical cable and harness design as well as test factory equipment under real-world conditions with advanced 3D mechanical design, product simulation, routed systems design, and tooling creation software.


Helps you draft, design, and document mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems throughout the building lifecycle.

Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage

Reduce construction delays and evaluate design accuracy by detecting space constraints and equipment collisions early in the design process with this project review software.

2016 Subscription Entitlements for the Factory Design Suites

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