Product Design Manufacturing Collection
If you have The Product Design and Manufacturing Collection (PDMC) from Autodesk, do you know all the capabilities and potential that you already have at your fingertips? Are you utilizing your collection to its fullest potential? Do you even know what software packages come with the Collection?
Here are some examples of how you can take advantage of what is in the PDMC:
Maybe you just use AutoCAD for factory or manufacturing layouts and want to take it to the next level, 3D. By using Factory Design Utilities in Inventor (both included in PDMC), you can create 3D layouts that are associated to your AutoCAD layouts. You can take it a step further by using Navisworks (included in PDMC) that allows you to analyze clash detection. AutoCAD also comes with 7 toolsets (see toolset listing below). Maybe you create electrical schematics using plain AutoCAD. AutoCAD Electrical can be an enhancement when designing and building machines by creating intelligent electrical control systems that reduce errors and tedious workflows.
Is Inventor your primary 3D Design Tool? Companies that manufacture in-house can take advantage of providing data to the manufacturing departments with Inventor CAM and Inventor Nesting to help streamline processes.
How do you manage your CAD data currently? Does your company handle a lot of data, multiple people making changes, saving to random folders, handing out drawings, scrapping parts, and losing design history? Autodesk Vault is a Data Management solution that comes with the PDMC.
The Product Design and Manufacturing Collection features many different software that work together to enhance processes. For instance, you can receive an AutoCAD file, import to Inventor, upgrade to a 3D model, validate through simulation (Inventor Nastran), program your machine (Inventor CAM), manufacture your product or parts, showcase your products visually by creating realistic renderings (3DS Max). This could streamline your business process, enhance productivity, generate additional revenue, and create marketing materials. If you already own this collection, check out the software included to see what you can apply to potentially improve and streamline your companies’ processes and offerings.
Inventor – Professional-grade tools for 3D mechanical design, simulation, and documentation.
- When you purchase PDMC, Inventor comes with the feature AnyCAD. AnyCAD helps with collaborating multi-CAD environments.
AnyCAD: when and how to use it. – Inventor Official Blog (autodesk.com)
Inventor Tolerance Analysis – Tolerance stack up 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.
AutoCAD – 2D and 3D CAD software with industry-specific toolsets.
- Toolsets Include
- Architecture Toolset
- Electrical Toolset
- Mechanical Toolset
- Plant 3D Toolset
- Map 3D Toolset
- Raster Design Toolset
- MEP Toolset
Fusion 360 – Cloud-based CAD/CAM/CAE software for product design and manufacturing.
Factory Design Utilities – Factory design software to plan, design, and install an efficient production layout.
Vault – Product data management software to manage design files.
- Product Design and Manufacturing Collection grants access to Vault Basic. This is an introduction to Vault Pro (Product Data Management). Vault Basic comes with these key features: Direct CAD integration, Data reuse and design automation, Concurrent Design, Fast data searching and easy administration and configuration.
Inventor Nastran – CAD-embedded software for non-linear stress, thermal, vibration, and fatigue simulation.
- Validate your product before production.
- Save money on material and waste.
- Optimize stress, mass, heat, and other variables to achieve maximum results.
Navisworks Manage – Large-scale design review software with clash detection and scheduling.
3ds Max – 3D rendering and animation software for design visualization.
ReCap Pro – Reality capture and 3D scanning software and services.
HSMWorks – Integrated 2.5- to 5-axis CAD/CAM programming solution for SOLIDWORKS.
Autodesk Rendering – Fast, high-resolution renderings in the cloud.
Autodesk Drive – CAD-aware cloud storage for individuals and small teams.
If you currently retain a PDMC, explore what capabilities you have. If you have 2 or more of the software’s above, it is most cost efficient to possess a PDMC. What more could you be doing with the software included in a PDMC, than the individual licenses you currently utilize? Contact your Tata Technologies account representative for more details on how we can help.