The path from idea to finished product is long - and often very rocky. Solution complexity is on the rise, accompanied by steadily increasing time and cost pressures. So it is helpful to have reliable assistance along the entire path - assistance such as digital prototyping, which integrates the data from every phase and discipline of a development process into a digital model. Digital prototyping not only supports better final construction, but also helps visualize, test and optimize products on the computer screen. Now Autodesk is presenting its software solution for particularly efficient digital prototyping to HANNOVER MESSE 2014 visitors.
The Autodesk Product Design Suite is the core product. It combines the most important Autodesk solutions for every phase of product development, from concept design to construction, internal data sharing and the development of alternative models. Autodesk Inventor is a special component of the suite. This 3D CAD software provides tools for mechanical 3D construction, documentation and product simulation, and helps in constructing and approving products even before manufacture. A current version of Autodesk Factory Design Suite, which can create digital factory models, will also be on show at the software designer's stand. It helps determine the best solution for a production facility based on rapid evaluation of a range of plan variations, before construction begins.