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Autodesk unveils 2012 manufacturing software portfolio

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Autodesk Australia  has introduced its new 3D design and engineering software portfolio for manufacturers, including the new Autodesk Product Design Suite that makes design, visualisation and simulation software easier to adopt, use and maintain.

The complete Autodesk Digital Prototyping software portfolio helps manufacturers to design and build better, more sustainable products, reduce development costs and get to market faster.

Autodesk Product Design Suite is a new, comprehensive and cost-effective design solution for creating compelling products. Containing Autodesk’s leading design, visualisation and simulation software for manufacturers, the new suite provides flexibility to innovate and more easily respond to changing business requirements from early concepts to detailed engineering and simulation.

Autodesk offers three editions of the Product Design Suite:

  • Product Design Suite Standard ¾ Foundational conceptual design and drafting tools for product design, featuring AutoCAD Mechanical, Autodesk Showcase, Autodesk SketchBook Designer, Autodesk Vault and Autodesk Mudbox software.
  • Product Design Suite Ultimate ¾ Advanced surfacing, simulation and tooling for unbeatable design quality, featuring the same tools as the Premium edition along with Autodesk Inventor Professional and Autodesk Alias Design software.
  • Product Design Suite Premium ¾ Optimised Digital Prototyping and visualisation tools for maximum performance that features Standard edition tools along with Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk 3ds Max Design software.
Launched in 2010 and updated this year, Autodesk Factory Design Suite 2012 is a factory layout and optimisation solution that helps manufacturers make better layout decisions through the creation of a digital factory model, helping save time and money.

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