Design industrial machinery for the new possible


Industrial machinery for a better world

Achieve better outcomes for your products, businesses, and the world with intuitive, powerful, and accessible technology that connects every detail of your design and make process.

Autodesk empowers innovators to create smarter, more reliable industrial machinery for their customers.

Connect data, disciplines, and processes

Collaborate with connected data
Save time searching for the information you need. Connect your colleagues, clients, and supply chain to a single and secure data model. Always know the next step in your design cycle and who’s responsible. Automatically maintain an audit train of decisions and their impact.

Automate to drive growth
Improve quotation speed and accuracy and free up engineering time by using your existing CAD models to create sales configurators. Streamline everyday tasks to focus design and engineering time on creating innovative solutions for your customers. Automate the preparation of manufacturing data with BOM, nesting, and CAM in a single environment.

Improve operational efficiency
Bring together design and manufacturing by repurposing engineering CAD models to program CNC machines. Design fixtures and begin programming before engineering data is released—with every detail automatically updated in CAM toolpaths. Efficiently utilise production capacity across multiple machines and sites with standardised NC creation.

Solutions for Industrial Machinery

Data and process management
Secure and control your intellectual property. Collaborate with your internal and external colleagues. Manage and track decision making to automatically maintain your audit trail.

2D and 3D drawing and modeling
Use 2D and 3D side-by-side. Convert 2D drawings into associative 3D models. Make associative 2D drawings from 3D models and share as industry standard DWGs.

CAD interoperability
Reference CAD data and consume updates made by the authoring CAD tool. Seamlessly exchange CAD data from virtually any source while maintaining data integrity.

Mechanical design
Discover professional-grade 2D and 3D CAD for design and engineering, including simulation, tolerance analysis, nesting, CAM, and production work cell design with factory planning.

Tolerance analysis
Improve quality, avoid excessive machining operations, reduce variation, and improve collaboration between engineering and manufacturing with easy analysis and reporting of component tolerance stack-ups.

Predict, validate, and optimise your designs with accurate and trusted analysis including mechanical (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), plastic injection molding, composite materials, and manufacturing simulations.

Design automation and configuration
Automate repetitive tasks. Capture and reuse engineering knowledge with a custom product configurator. Work more efficiently and create time to focus on imagination and innovation.

Advanced manufacturing
Make anything you want; however you want to make it. Unlock advanced capabilities for machining, additive manufacturing, generative design, nesting, and fabrication.

Production system & work cell design
Minimise risk and maximise efficiency for production system and work cell design, from point cloud scanning and clash detection to production line simulation and installation sequencing.


Deliver better custom solutions

Custom projects require a close relationship between equipment suppliers, clients, and external partners. But persistent weak spots in these relationships prevent future projects from starting on solid ground. In this report, Forrester Consulting recommends a path forward for equipment suppliers.



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