Accelerate your product design and manufacturing processes

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

Overview

Summary

The collection is an integrated set of professional-grade applications that connect everyone, from concept to production, with shared tools to streamline your product development process.

  • Create high-performing product designs and production system layouts
  • Extend product capabilities and prevent product failures
  • Connect your team and your data from design to manufacture
Collection overview (video: 1:10 min.)

Integrations

See how the collection gives you the power to create your most ambitious ideas, collaborate more efficiently, automate busywork, and explore more design options than ever before.

Create

Quickly create complete product models

From a single part to massive assemblies, intuitively model and document your products with professional-grade 3D parametric design capabilities and 2D drafting toolsets.

Highly efficient production lines

Conceptualize production line layouts using familiar 2D workflows that can be automatically converted into detailed 3D models, helping inform critical design decisions.

Communicate your idea with stunning visualizations

Clearly convey your design with high-fidelity imagery and animations generated directly from your 3D model for use in design reviews, documentation, and sales and marketing collateral.

Streamline the move to manufacturing

Create efficient processes that help you seamlessly transition from design to manufacturing with integrated tools for generating multi-axis toolpaths and sheet metal nests.

Explore

Consider all design alternatives

Generative design capabilities let you create multiple, production-ready design options, and review tradeoffs in materials, performance, cost, and manufacturing processes.

Push the boundaries for better products

Extend product capabilities, improve efficiency, and prevent failures with advanced performance simulation built on the Autodesk Nastran solver.

Evaluate factory projects before you build

Remove bottlenecks in the process with discrete-event simulation capabilities, and in the installation using clash detection between the as-is state and proposed production line designs.

Evaluate the cost 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.

Connect

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 drawings and documentation.

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.

Speak the many dialects of CAD and BIM

Reference models created in other CAD or BIM applications that update anytime the original files are changed. Prepare BIM objects of your product models for delivery to your clients.

Collaborate effectively on large scale design projects

Aggregate design data from multiple sources to perform reviews of large scale designs. Check for clashes, simulate installation, and centralize communication between stakeholders.

Automate

Custom configuration to customer specifications

Create a custom product configurator using a powerful, simple-to-use automation engine that captures engineering knowledge, preserving your time for value-added projects.

Make compliance automatic for the team

Automate templates for parts, assemblies, and drawings to reduce errors, save time, and make it easy to follow company standards.

Accelerate design validation and manufacturing

Speed up downstream processes by automating routine tasks involved in simulation setup in Inventor Nastran and toolpath strategies in Inventor CAM.

Automate true-shape nesting

Generate multiple sheet nests to reduce raw material waste, and produce comparison reports to review overall efficiency, total cost, and machining time.

Included Software

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

Inventor

Professional-grade tools for 3D mechanical design, simulation, and documentation.

AutoCAD

2D and 3D CAD software with industry-specific toolsets.

Fusion 360

Cloud-based CAD/CAM/CAE software for product design and manufacturing.

Inventor Tolerance Analysis

Tolerance stackup analysis software for evaluating the impact of dimensional variation.

Inventor Nesting

True shape nesting software for Inventor to optimize yield from raw material.

Inventor CAM

Integrated 2.5- to 5-axis CAD/CAM programming solution for Inventor.

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.

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