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Optimise your factory layout before it's real

Autodesk® Factory Design Suite helps you design and communicate the most efficient manufacturing layout by creating a digital factory model. Quickly evaluate multiple what-if layout scenarios to determine the best solution before any equipment is installed. Factory-specific visualisation and analysis tool helps increase innovation, design efficiency and communication.

View overview video (2.46 min.)

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See what you can do

Work in an AutoCAD environment. (video: 1.19 min.)

Use the AutoCAD built for layout design

  • Expedite designs with automated workflows
  • Continue building on AutoCAD® skills
  • Generate in-sync 2D and 3D digital factory layouts

Save time with one-click workflows

  • Speed design with a library of digital factory content
  • Easily search, modify and re-use content
  • Publish your own frequently used assets to the cloud

Explore exclusive AutoCAD functionality

  • Analyse material flow directly in AutoCAD
  • Optimise machine utilisation and energy consumption
  • Publish assets with multiple variants

Visualise your layout digitally. (video: 1.43 min.)

Facility layout design for AutoCAD

  • Access a library of architectural elements
  • Design the whole manufacturing facility faster
  • Keep 2D and 3D data in sync

Visualise large facility layouts

  • Aggregate layouts and machinery
  • Combine data from various CAD systems
  • Create a digital factory model anyone can review

Use laser scanner and detect clashes

  • Accurately record any configuration
  • Detect interferences easily
  • Reduce errors tied to manual workflows

Create parametric assets. (video: 1.43 min.)

Design large complex assemblies

  • Work with integrated simulation tools
  • Accelerate designs with automation tools
  • Share assets in the cloud

Create custom assets

  • Author and publish smart assets
  • Define landing surfaces and connectors
  • Keep 2D/3D models in sync

Detect interferences early on

  • Use clash detection tools
  • Inspect, identify and report interference
  • Integrate point cloud workflows

Communicate factory design. (video: 1.03 min.)

Win bids with interactive 3D presentations

  • Turn CAD data into compelling imagery
  • Improve the design review process
  • Help non-technical stakeholders understand your design

Bid profitably and meet tight deadlines

  • Build 3D models from 2D drawings
  • Test multiple layout scenarios
  • Streamline projects using third-party CAD data

Communicate design intent

  • Demonstrate operation of layout designs
  • Produce cinematic quality animations
  • Present your layout design in motion

See what your company can do

Improve design efficiency and detect costly errors. (video: 2.41 min.)

Analyse for clashes and space restraints

  • Perform an analysis before any equipment gets installed
  • Minimise risks with clash detection tools
  • Simulate the installation sequence of equipment

Go lean by optimising layouts early

  • Streamline manufacturing operations
  • Improve manufacturing flexibility
  • Analyse material flow and energy consumption

Maximise production lines

  • Find the most efficient footprint possible
  • Use modern workflows and point clouds
  • Integrate point cloud workflows

Design equipment in the context of your customers's facility. (video: 2.18 min.)

Share assets with colleagues and clients

  • Create custom 3D content for factory layouts
  • Publish, share and manage assets in the cloud
  • Protect intellectual property when sharing designs

Design equipment and machine line layouts

  • Use the industry's best mechanical design tools
  • Save time with interoperable layout workflows
  • Create, modify and re-use digital models of equipment

See your factory layout in action

  • Show how your designs integrate with the facility
  • Share assets on-line with your sales force—or the world
  • Develop convincing interactive 3D material

Deliver the best possible solution to customers. (video: 2.46 min.)

Produce more compelling 3D sales tools

  • Help nontechnical stakeholders understand design intent
  • Impress clients with photorealistic visualisations
  • Enhance communication with a 3D environment

Streamline design of bidding proposals

  • Quickly iterate with 3D visual layout environment
  • Accommodate changing customers's requests
  • Transform the design process to win competitive bids

See your digital factory layout in action

  • Improve the factory design review process
  • Accelerate the presales design process
  • Bring designs to life to win business