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Autodesk Factory Design Suite Ultimate 2016
System Requirements:
  • Supported OS 64-bit OS:
    Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise
    Microsoft Windows 8/8.1, Pro, Enterprise
  • CPU Type 64-Bit OS:
    AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Opteron™ with SSE2 technology
    Intel Xeon® or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology
    Intel® Xeon® E3 or Core i7 or equivalent, 3.0 GHz or greater(Recommended)
  • Memory Minimum:
    8 GB RAM

    16 GB RAM (20GB RAM or greater for complex layout design, typically more than 500 assets)
  • Video Minimum:
    Windows display adapter capable of 1024x768 (1600x1050 Recommended) with True Color capabilities
  • Hard Disk 60 GB of free space on system drive
  • Pointing Device Minimum:
    MS-Mouse compliant (Three-button recommended)
  • Media Download via internet

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Speed documentation, share ideas, and explore 3D concepts with powerful design and documentation tools.

Make better layout decisions with factory-specific functionality in AutoCAD and Inventor software.

Get the power and familiarity of AutoCAD with features designed specifically for architectural drafting.

Add standards-based parts and tools for automating mechanical CAD tasks to AutoCAD software.

Design, visualize, and simulate products with powerful 3D mechanical design, simulation, and tooling software.

Integrate data from multiple sources to facilitate whole-project review and construction simulation.

Create comprehensive modeling, animation, simulation, and rendering solutions.

Improve the design review process by easily transforming CAD data into compelling imagery and presentations.

Manage, track, and organize your CAD data directly from your design application.

Add powerful raster editing and raster-to-vector conversion tools to AutoCAD-based software.

Capture and integrate reality data directly into your design process with ReCap reality capture software and services.

Get the power of AutoCAD with features specific for mechanical, electrical, and piping for building systems.

Facility layout design with AutoCAD

Snap to command during Reposition New AutoCAD functionality includes productivity enhancements. The Reposition command now has a "Snap to” option, enabling you to reference other existing geometries and making offsetting and aligning assets much easier.
Connectors for AutoCAD assets Another AutoCAD productivity enhancement is the addition of Connectors on assets. Similar to the functionality in Inventor, you now get marker representation of connector points directly in AutoCAD drawing to ease connection between assets. Only available for assets published in the 2015 Factory Design Suite feature pack, ander, the suite includes a utility for updating assets to take advantage of this functionality.
Associate 3D model with AutoCAD asset Factory Assets can have both 2D and 3D representations. With Factory Design Suite, you can now associate a 3D CAD model with an existing factory asset. Syncing from AutoCAD to Inventor automatically creates 3D models by replacing 2D assets with 3D versions.
Advanced AutoCAD workflows for facility layout Take advantage of workflows built specifically for factory layouts in AutoCAD design and documentation software. Experience greater accuracy and more efficient workflows with 1:1 bidirectional associativity between AutoCAD and Inventor files.
Expedite designs with a library of assets Speed 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 workflows Save 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.
Analyze facility layouts directly in AutoCAD Evaluate facility design scenarios and improve facility layouts earlier with AutoCAD analysis tool. 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.
Mobile app for on-the-go design Factory Design Mobile provides rich tools that enable you to capture your ideas and share them with others. Import your 2D mobile projects into Factory Design Suite, which can render them in 3D, so you can reuse initial concepts to drive detailed project work.

Factory planning, visualization & analysis

Reality capture support updates We have dramatically improved synchronization of point cloud data sets between AutoCAD, Inventor, and Navisworks, so that you can accurately represent the as-is state, regardless of which tool you are in. With Real View support from ReCap 360, you can view panoramic photographs taken during laser scanning in the context of their design tasks for a more realistic representation of the point cloud data.
Combine and visualize large facility layouts Aggregate 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 detection Conduct clash analysis and check for clearances digitally to reduce installation risks before you make any expensive capital equipment commitments.
Dynamic presentations from CAD data Transform CAD data into compelling imagery and movies. 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.
3D animation for communicating design intent Produce cinematic-quality animation that enables clients to see your digital factory in motion. Lifelike images and stunning animations can accurately demonstrate the factory layout design and help to differentiate your work from the competition.
Simulate installation sequences Simulate construction schedules and logistics in 5D (3D + time + cost) to help analyze project activities and minimize cost and sequencing problems.
Efficient capture of the as-built state Incorporate 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. Use Navisworks project review software to run clash detections between point clouds and the solid models that make up the factory layout.
Point cloud workflows Align, orient, and crop point clouds to the region of interest. Use them for collision detection, large asset alignment and fit, and clearance analysis. ReCap reality capture software and services help you create intelligent 3D models from laser scans. Clean, organize, and visualize massive data sets more easily.
Vault integration with FDS Open layouts and assets directly from Vault data management software. 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 assemblies Work 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 power Perform complex calculations and reduce solve time without depending on desktop computing limitations. Computational resources are no longer limited to your local desktop machine. With A360, 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 equipment Create 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.
Enhanced process analysis and optimization Process Analysis 360 web-based software helps you to design and optimize your manufacturing process. Identify bottlenecks early in the factory planning process with an easy-to-use whiteboard interface. Then, seamlessly continue facility planning with the Factory Design Suite interface in AutoCAD or Inventor.
Point cloud management tools Access 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.

3D factory layout design

Associative 2D and 3D workflows Improve accuracy and experience more efficient workflows with 1:1 bidirectional interactivity between AutoCAD and Inventor files. 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 models Quickly 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 assets Expedite 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 assets Gain 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.
View FactoryCAD drawings Import existing FactoryCAD models into Factory Design Suite. Open files into AutoCAD design and documentation software and Inventor 3D CAD software to modify legacy designs. The digital assets recognize the existing geometry for relating 3D objects. You can also open FactoryCAD files in Navisworks project review software to detect clashes between equipment and the as-is state of the building.
Revit interoperability Import building models formatted with Revit building design software into a Factory Design Suite project. Simplify a factory project and export it as a Revit formatted file to include it in other projects. Having an accurate representation of your building and environment can help to reduce collaboration errors and costs.

Factory asset creation & management

Streamlined asset migration Reuse existing CAD assets. Easily convert previously generated 2D layouts, blocks, and 3D drawings into factory assets to take advantage of powerful layout automation tools.
Flexible asset properties Factory asset properties enable you to customize and augment assets with relevant manufacturing information. Use properties to track asset identifiers, machine costs, energy consumption, links to maintenance information, and more.
Large factory asset library Rely 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 sharing Easily 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.
Create assets from AutoCAD blocks Take existing AutoCAD blocks from legacy AutoCAD drawings and publish them as 2D assets. Then, bring these 2D assets into Inventor to view their 3D representations. Efficiently reusing older designs can reduce the time it takes to update existing layouts.
Custom assets for layouts Publish smart assets, streamline projects that require third-party CAD data, and keep 2D/3D models in sync. 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 publishing Publish 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.

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