Get the ultimate set of engineering apps to tackle your most ambitious projects

Accelerate product design & manufacturing processes with the PDM Collection.



The collection is a powerful set of applications that provides extended capabilities to Inventor and AutoCAD for engineers who design complex and custom products, equipment, and systems.

  • Extend Inventor with add-ins for tolerance analysis, simulation, and production layout
  • Use connected products for 2D drafting, large-scale design review, and visualization
  • Connect to Fusion 360 to access next generation capabilities and collaboration

Collection overview (video: 1:54 min.)

Why use the PDM Collection?

Improve speed and accuracy of quotations

Automate product configuration to quickly deliver solutions that meet unique customer needs.

Create an uninterrupted flow of data

Build a single digital model from beginning to end, automatically maintaining your audit trail as you go.

Jump into production with ease

Communicate your designs effectively to manufacturing and avoid costly late-stage problems.

Inventor Add-ins

Extend Inventor Professional with integrated capabilities for design and manufacturing.

Professional-grade 3D CAD software (video: 1:52 min.)

It starts with Inventor

Autodesk Inventor is professional-grade 3D CAD software for product design and engineering. Getting Inventor in the collection will provide a complete set of applications that work inside of Inventor for powerful simulation, tolerance analysis, manufacturing tools, and factory planning.

Evaluate the cost impact of dimensional variation

Balance mechanical fit and performance with the cost of tighter tolerances based on an analysis of the cumulative dimensional variation between mating geometry.

Inventor Tolerance Analysis

Integrated tolerance analysis (video: 2:40 min.)

Integrated factory layout design (video: 2:47 min.)

Design high-efficiency production line layouts

Plan, install, and manage your entire production process with integrated factory layout, installation sequencing, and analysis tools.

Factory Design Utilities

Fully understand your product performance and its limits

Choose from a complete portfolio of powerful study types to help you optimize your design before it is released for production.

Inventor Nastran

Advanced digital design simulation (video: 1:35 min.)

Optimize deployments and manage teams

Accomplish administrator tasks efficiently with modern authentication options, replication, and user and group management.

Inventor CAM
Inventor Nesting

Connected Applications

Connect your data and teams with powerful tools for 2D and 3D design workflows.

2D and 3D design and manufacturing workflows (video: 1:38 min.)

Connect your 2D and 3D design tasks

Combine the capabilities of 2D and 3D CAD to integrate electromechanical models, conceptualize designs, and speed up the creation of manufacturing documentation.

View and manage your entire project in one place

Aggregate data from multiple disciplines for collaboration, managing interferences, and scheduling the installation of your equipment.

Navisworks Manage

Collaborate effectively on large scale design projects (video: 1:55 min.)

Capture your facility in 3D

Efficiently plan factory layouts and avoid costly interferences that cause delays in production by including a 3D scan of the building.

Recap Pro

Bring your product to life with stunning visualizations

Create high-fidelity imagery and animations of your product for use in design reviews, documentation, and sales and marketing collateral.

Manage all that data in less time

Control your intellectual property in a single location, making it easy to collaborate with your colleagues. Securely share data externally to simplify and speed up review cycles.

Inventor + Fusion 360

Send your designs to Fusion 360 to access next generation cloud technology.

Connect your entire product development team

Bring products to market faster and impact your bottom line through a connected product development process.

Quickly explore multiple options with generative design

Generate and investigate multiple production-ready design options and review tradeoffs in materials, performance, and additive and subtractive manufacturing methods.

PCB layout software for every engineer

Bring your electromechanical to life with a complete set of PCB layout and schematic editing tools, library content, and community-driven features.

Comprehensive set of manufacturing options

Produce high-quality CNC machined parts, or choose from a variety of additive manufacturing techniques to make your design a reality.

Produce high-quality renderings of your 3D model

Leverage the cloud to render photo-realistic product presentations, design reviews, and virtual prototypes–while freeing local resources.

Included Software

The PDM Collection includes the following core software, and much much more.

The Micrographics Advantage

We don’t just sell software, we are technical experts who understand your industry. We can help you:

Integrate Business Systems

We develop data sharing solutions to improve and speed up the communication between CAD & business management technologies.

Optimize Business Processes

We do unique assessments of our clients, enabling them to address workflow challenges, identify opportunities & achieve objectives.

Leverage the Power of BIM

By understanding BIM philosophies we can develop & implement BIM solutions for any project or establish BIM standards for any company.

Have Questions About Complex Applications?

Speak to us about your operational requirements or outcomes and we'll tailor a solution best suited to your business.

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