Inventor ProfessionalDesign, visualize, and simulate products with powerful 3D mechanical design, simulation, and tooling software. Navisworks ManageIntegrate data from multiple sources to facilitate whole-project review and construction simulation.
ReCap Capture and integrate reality data directly into your design process with ReCap reality capture software and services. ShowcaseImprove the design review process by easily transforming CAD data into compelling imagery and presentations. Similar to the functionality in Inventor, you now get marker representations of connector points directly in AutoCAD drawings to ease connection between assets. Asset replacementConceptualize and design the layout. As product and equipment details become available or ready for release, refine your layout by replacing assets.
Enables design in context and application efficiency. Reality capture support updatesWe've dramatically improved synchronization of point cloud data sets between AutoCAD, Inventor, and Navisworks software. Accurately represent the as-is state, regardless of which tool you're in. Streamlined asset migrationReuse existing CAD assets.
Easily convert previously generated 2D layouts, blocks, and 3D drawings into factory assets, and take advantage of powerful layout automation tools. Flexible asset propertiesCustomize and augment assets with relevant manufacturing information. Use factory asset properties to track asset identifiers, machine costs, energy consumption, links to maintenance information, and more.
Experience greater accuracy and more efficient workflows with 1: Expedite designs with a library of assetsSpeed design with a large library of 2D assets. Search, modify, and reuse content, and publish your own frequently used assets to the cloud.
Quickly access parametric factory content—conveyors, material handling equipment, robots, electrical equipment, and more—instead of creating items manually. The suite includes smart facility objects—such as walls, doors, windows, and column grids—and enables you to easily resize and edit models based on your layout requirements. Reserve space with asset chaining workflowsSave space in AutoCAD and automatically generate 3D chains in Inventor with custom assets like conveyors or fences.
The asset chaining functionality takes a simple path drawn in AutoCAD and converts it into a chain of assets. So, you have a familiar and easy-to-use workflow and an expedited facility layout process overall. Get leaner manufacturing operations by improving the efficiency of your factory design. Analyze layouts for efficient material flow, machine utilization, and energy consumption in the early stages.
Combine and visualize large facility layoutsAggregate manufacturing facilities, production line layouts, and industrial machinery from various CAD systems. With this ability to incorporate various assets, you can produce real-time fly-through and walk-through simulations to effectively present layouts and collaborate with design team stakeholders during facility planning.
Early interference detectionConduct clash analysis and check for clearances digitally to reduce installation risks before you make any expensive capital equipment commitments. Doing so can improve the factory design review process and protect data.
Alternatives, photographic environments, and an extensive material library enable factory designers to produce marketing-quality presentations and visualization in a short time with minimal effort. Lifelike images and stunning animations can accurately demonstrate the factory layout design and help to differentiate your work from the competition.
Efficient capture of the as-built stateIncorporate point cloud scans to capture the as-built state of your factory, drastically reducing time spent on manual measurement. Point cloud support in Inventor and AutoCAD enables factory planning designers to place assets in context of the actual state of the facility.
Point cloud workflowsAlign, orient, and crop point clouds to the region of interest. Use them for collision detection, large asset alignment and fit, and clearance analysis. Clean, organize, and visualize massive data sets more easily. Integration with Vault enables you to manage version and access control for factory projects and assets. Keep track of changes to the layout or design of your factory, and effectively communicate and collaborate on edits as they happen.
Efficient design of large, complex assembliesWork with integrated tools to design, visualize, and simulate large, complex assemblies and factory equipment. Develop, validate, and communicate product platforms and design variations digitally while synchronizing the manufacturing processes with optimal efficiency. Use integrated simulation tools to ensure product performance and reliability, shorten design times, and lower costs.
Virtually infinite computational powerPerform complex calculations and reduce solve time without depending on desktop computing limitations. Computational resources are no longer limited to your local desktop machine. With A, you can access unlimited computational speed and power, and reduce time spent on design iterations.
This processing runs independently of the tool, so you can design at the same time. Factory bill of equipmentCreate a bill of materials BOM table that includes equipment descriptions, quantity, estimated cost, and key parameters. You can then easily export this table to other database-driven applications.
Point cloud management toolsAccess point cloud management tools within the Inventor factory design environment. Navigate to and define the visibility status of scan regions, or scan locations in a point cloud. In the Point Cloud Navigator dialog box, click the light bulb icon to switch off and on the visibility of the respective point cloud entry. This feature enables you to move more easily from a traditional 2D layout to a 3D representation of the factory floor for more accurate planning and editing.
Digitally test 3D factory modelsQuickly explore options in a 3D factory layout environment with easy drag-and-drop functionality. The suite enhances AutoCAD and Inventor with interoperable layout workflows that automatically convert 2D drawings into 3D layout models.
Integrate your reusable 3D models of machine and factory components, and try different scenarios digitally to find the optimal factory layout solution. Large library of smart 3D assetsExpedite designs with a large library of 2D and 3D parametric assets. Publish your own frequently used assets to the cloud.
Use a library of parametric assets—such as walls, doors, windows, and column grids—to resize and edit each model based on your factory layout requirements. Easily search, modify, and reuse content. Connector tools for factory assetsGain more control over automatic connections between points. Connectors make it easier to position and group multiple assets in the factory design.
Simply drag assets from the factory library and line up the green dots. In some cases, you can choose from several orientations for aligning equipment. You can also directly select connectors after dragging an asset from the library. The digital assets recognize the existing geometry for relating 3D objects.
Revit interoperabilityImport building models formatted with Revit building design software into a Factory Design Suite project. Having an accurate representation of your building and environment can help to reduce collaboration errors and costs.
Large factory asset libraryRely on a large library of assets, such as conveyors, CNC machines, safety fences, storage racks, and more. Accessing these assets can make it easier to build layouts with commonly used factory equipment. Asset publishing and sharingEasily create, publish, and share smart parametric assets in the cloud for use in factory layout and factory equipment designs. Share published assets with other members of your local team.
Or make the asset public and share it with the worldwide factory design community. Factory equipment vendors can increase market presence by placing designs directly into the hands of factory designers.
Efficiently reusing older designs can reduce the time it takes to update existing layouts. Create accurate digital prototypes of custom assets with built-in intelligence, such as connectors and landing surfaces that enable easy placement in your layout environment.
You can even include models from suppliers in your layout, regardless of CAD format, shrink-wrapping and stripping them of important intellectual property. Multiple variant asset publishingPublish factory assets with multiple design variants and fewer mistakes. Establishing valid asset variants can enable downstream users to comply with company standards and design practices, minimizing the mistakes that come with invalid asset use.
Measuring this one is tricky because app caching can impact launch times, so I manually closed each app to try and get more accurate launch times. But understanding the test is easy enough: Tap and see how long it takes to get to the actual app UI (not the splash screen).
And then since each app provides different kinds of data, some pulled from the Internet, ensure you've got the same data loaded. The results were interesting. Overall, Clover Trail beat ARM when examining the launch times of apps that are included with Windows 8.