Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate 2015 (Download)

Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate 2015 (Download)

Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate 2015 (Download)

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Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate 2015 (Download)

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  • Product Design, Drafting, Documentation
  • 2D and 3D Design Tools
  • Project Management Software
  • Inventor Professional, AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD Mechanical, Vault Basic
  • AutoCAD Raster Design, ReCap
  • 3ds Max Design, Navisworks Manage
  • AutoCAD Electrical, Showcase
  • Alias Design
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Product Design Suite Ultimate 2015 from Autodesk features a collection of applications tailored for 3D product design, documentation, and drafting. The Ultimate edition features all of the capabilities of the Premium version, plus adds project management software, the ability to incorporate integrated control systems, and the ability to simulate 3D designs. The applications included in Ultimate are: Inventor Professional, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Mechanical, Vault Basic, AutoCAD Raster Design, ReCap, 3ds Max Design, Navisworks Manage, AutoCAD Electrical, Showcase, and Alias Design. Note that the bundled version of Alias Design does not included Sketchbook Pro, unlike the standalone version. This copy of Product Design Suite Ultimate is a perpetual, single user, download license.

What's New for 2015

2D/3D Electrical Components Library
Add the Electrical Catalog Browser to Inventor 3D CAD software during installation to access 3D electrical parts. This enhancement is focused on your mechatronics solution. Insert 3D electrical parts into an Inventor assembly from the same catalog as your electrical design to complete your digital prototyping solution
Freeform Modeling Shape Creation
Create organic shapes and incorporate freeform and parametric workflows in a single model. These tools provide an alternate modeling approach to explore and create freeform-shaped models using direct manipulation. Start with a freeform shape that best represents the desired geometry (box, sphere, cylinder, torus, or quadball). Then use the freeform edit tools to adjust the shape
Edit Geometry Directly
Parametrically move, size, rotate, and delete imported solid models or native Inventor files. Use Direct Edit to:
  • Quickly and precisely change parametric/feature part geometry in models with complex histories
  • Change imported base solid data
  • Investigate redesign possibilities without commitment. Explore the redesign of parts in the context of the parent assembly, and align geometry on the active part with geometry from other nonassociative parts
Customizable Inventor Home
Customize the new Inventor Home to access common tasks. Inventor Home functions like a personal dashboard, providing:
  • Basic or full template display
  • Most recently used file list displaying rich information in the tooltip
  • Expanded list of recently used files
  • Ability to pin a file you're working on to make it easy to locate
  • Tabs at the bottom to switch to specific file areas
  • Fast access to Team Web, Help, and the Tutorial learning path
Tutorial Learning and Search
Interactive tutorials teach the basics of sketches and parts, assemblies, and drawings. They help new users experience a complete workflow from beginning to end and track their learning progress. Additionally, the enhanced search capability now provides results for commands, help articles, support content, blog, and discussion groups, as well as YouTube posts - with a single click

Engineering Design Productivity

3D Mechanical Design
Product Design Suite provides an integrated set of engineering tools for defining your product's physical characteristics. The integrated set of product design engineering tools supports sheet metal, plastic parts, cable and harness, structural steel framework, fabricated weldments, and electromechanical design
3D Part Modeling
Inventor 3D CAD software uses direct manipulation part modeling for an uninterrupted design workflow for modeling parts and assemblies. You can control all command inputs right at the point where you are directly affecting geometry. Dynamic input in the sketch environment helps you to sketch more freely and directly. The Assemble tool "snaps" components together quickly and accurately
3D Assembly Design
Inventor 3D CAD software provides the tools to create, control, and manage data created by large complex assembly designs. Work on only the components required to complete a particular part of the design. Define digital prototypes of large complex assemblies. Accurately validate interference and mass properties to help produce quality products the first time. Inventor combines design accelerators with assembly tools so you can be sure that every part and component in an assembly design fits correctly
Large Assembly Performance
Inventor 3D CAD software includes Express Mode, which introduces a new way of working with large assemblies and dramatically reduces file open times. Inventor also improves graphics performance for large assembly pan, zoom, and rotate in both Full and Express Modes
Integrated Electrical and Mechanical Design
Integrate electrical designs with cable and harness control systems using Inventor for routed systems, combined with AutoCAD Electrical software. Incorporating cable and harness runs into your 3D digital prototype enables you to calculate accurate path lengths, avoid small-radius bends, and ensure that electrical components fit into the mechanical assembly before manufacturing. Cable and harness design features include:
  • AutoCAD Electrical software
  • Functional harness design
  • Harness validation
  • Harness documentation
  • Automatic wire routing
Sheet Metal Design
Simplify the design of complex mechanical sheet metal part design. Inventor 3D CAD software combines manufacturing information - such as punch tool parameters and custom bend tables -with an accurate 3D model of sheet metal folding. Manufacturing engineers can also use the flat-pattern editing environment to tweak flat patterns to help minimize manufacturing costs. Sheet metal part design features include:
  • Sheet metal styles, flanges, fasteners, and manufacturing drawings
  • Roll-formed parts
  • Transitional shapes
  • Punch libraries
  • Flat-pattern modification
Plastic Part Design
Get maximum flexibility by combining native Inventor geometry with exterior surface models designed with Alias industrial design software. The relationship between Alias and Inventor 3D CAD software reduces time to market, allowing engineers to start detailed designs earlier and mechanical engineers to easily incorporate changes from the industrial design team. Plastic part design features include:
  • Advanced shape description
  • Import from Alias products
  • Sculpt tool
  • Surface quality analysis
  • Molded part definition
  • Technical plastic features
  • Rule fillets
  • Draft angle and cross section analysis
Rules-Based Design/Automation
Inventor offers rules-based design and automation tools to help accelerate mechanical engineering design so engineers can focus on design intent. Fully integrated Inventor iLogic technology can dramatically simplify rules-based design, so that any Inventor user - with little or no programming experience - can capture and embed product engineering and knowledge directly into virtual models. The iCopy feature automates the process of copying components, so you can easily customize commonly used assemblies
Tube and Pipe Runs
Use Inventor Professional 3D CAD software to streamline and accelerate the design of complex routed elements. Inventor Professional provides rules-based routing tools that select the correct fittings and help ensure that the pipe run complies with your standards for segment length, round-off increments, and bend radius. Tube and pipe design features include:
  • Pipe fittings library
  • Tube and pipe styles
  • Pipe run creation
  • Hygienic pipe runs
  • Flexible hose
  • Rigid tube routing
  • Tube and pipe documentation
Mold, and Tool and Die
Inventor Professional mechanical part design software automates key aspects of injection mold design for plastic parts. Quickly create and validate complete mold designs, reducing errors and improving mold performance. With its intuitive mold design workflow, Inventor guides you through the mold design process in a way that is natural for the experienced user and supportive for the novice. To determine material flow rates and ideal gate locations, assess shrinkage, and establish process parameters, simulate and optimize your mold design before machining with the plastic flow analysis tools in Simulation Moldflow software
Large Assembly Design
Speed the creation, management, and documentation of large complex assembly designs. Inventor combines design accelerators with assembly tools, so you can be sure that every part and component in an assembly design fits correctly. Accurately validate interference and mass properties to produce quality products the first time. The improved Express Mode and a greatly enhanced graphic performance help to reduce time and provide faster results
Sketch Constraint Control
Get your sketches in shape faster and more easily with new constraint tools and settings. With the new Relax Mode you can modify geometries that are already constrained. You gain greater control over constraints with improved display, inference, and delete options. Sketch constraints-related settings have also been reorganized into a single Constraint Settings command

Documentation and Data Sharing

Engineering Drafting and Documentation Tools
Maximize productivity with automation, management, and editing tools designed for drafting, minimizing repetitive tasks
Native Support for DWG Files
With direct read and write for true RealDWG file format, you can share critical design data with partners and customers. Product Design Suite includes Inventor, which enables engineers to integrate AutoCAD software drawings and 3D CAD data into a single digital model and create a virtual representation of the final product. CAD file compatibility features:
  • Compatibility with AutoCAD Mechanical software
  • DWG save
  • Direct DWG open
  • DWG Block Browser
  • AutoCAD blocks from Inventor views
  • Template synchronization
  • Import AutoCAD hatch patterns
Smart Panel Layout Drawings
Extract a list of electrical schematic components for placement into panel layout drawings. Any changes to the electrical schematic or panel representation will update the nonschematic items, such as wire conduit
BOM Generation
Stay on schedule and reduce costly stops in production caused by inaccurate part counting, identification, and ordering. Automated and associative parts lists and bills of materials (BOMs) automatically update as the design changes
Large-scale Design Review and Collaboration
Integrate supply chain and design data with Navisworks Simulate software-enhance design and collaboration and create large digital mockups
Layout Designs, Fly-Throughs, Walk-Throughs
Improve the design review process and help stakeholders understand design intent by sharing a lightweight digital model anyone can review
Building Information Modeling Interoperability
Inventor software within the suite offers enhanced tools for engineers and fabricators who work with architects, builders, and contractors. Geometry simplification tools reduce model complexity and use feature recognition to represent your Inventor designs with native features recognized by Revit software
Native Translators
Product Design Suite offers enhanced CAD translation tools, including native translators that read and write files from other CAD applications. Within the suite, Inventor software also includes translators for industry-standard formats such as IGES and STEP. These translators enable you to accept and supply data in customers' preferred formats. Inventor CAD file translation capabilities:
  • CATIA V4
  • CATIA V5
  • UGS
  • SolidWorks
  • Pro/ENGINEER
  • JT 6
  • JT 7
  • Parasolid
  • GRANITE 44
In-Product Data Management
Manage your design data and avoid duplication of effort with integrated data management tools. Benefit from a streamlined change management system, accurate bills of materials (BOMs), and the ability to share digital models with your team, customers, and suppliers
Multiple User/Concurrent Design
Manage engineering and manufacturing data-work with the most current designs and have security in place to help prevent overwriting issues
  • Work with the most current design data
  • Use your data across integrated products in the suite
  • Check design files in and out to prevent overwriting
Automated Design Organization
Vault data management software helps to remove a big productivity barrier that commonly hinders workgroups: hunting for data. Comprehensive search functionality in Vault enables fast and effective access to data, reducing time spent searching for digital information

Product Simulation and Design Validation

Assembly-Level Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
Reduce cost and improve product performance - use stress analysis tools to help predict how product designs will perform under real-world conditions. Increase the accuracy and reliability of your design stress analysis with Inventor Professional digital prototyping software. Use integrated finite element analysis (FEA) to predict stress and deflection with accurate peak loads by transferring reaction forces from simulation time steps to stress analysis
Dynamic Simulation
Use integrated motion simulation and stress analysis tools - not intuition - to enhance your design decisions and help you predict performance. The motion simulation feature uses the assembly constraints in your 3D model to identify relevant rigid bodies, generate correct motion joints, and compute dynamic behavior. This functionality can help you quickly understand how the design behaves, including the position, velocity, and acceleration of moving parts. CAD simulation features include:
  • Load definition
  • Point trace
  • Graphing
  • Animated visualization
  • Custom report generation
Materials Selection with Environmental Impact
Optimize material selection based on environmental impact and cost while considering performance. The Eco Materials Adviser gives you access to environmental information on materials, as well as analysis and reporting tools to make better sustainable design decisions within your existing mechanical CAD process
Facility-Level Clash Detection
Clash detection enables support, management, and resolution of project clashes
Installation/Demolition Sequence Simulation
Simulate construction schedules and logistics in 5D (3D + time + cost) to help analyze project activities and minimize cost and sequencing problems
Virtually Infinite Computational Power
Perform complex calculations and reduce solve time without depending on desktop computer limitations. Computational resources are no longer limited to your local desktop machine. With A360, you get access to unlimited computational speed and power to reduce time spent on design simulation iterations. This processing runs independent of the tool, so you can design simultaneously
Cloud-Based Parametric Optimization
Use cloud computing to efficiently build and run iterations of your design. Base iterations on specified value ranges, and solve them in parallel. Optimization for Inventor automatically sorts through the various versions to show your relevant design criteria and provides reports showing these results

Visualization and Conceptual Design

Flexible Product Modeling
Experiment with ideas and pursue innovative solutions to your design challenges with flexible modeling tools. Quickly explore and visualize any form using a range of 3D modeling techniques. Combine fast, repeatable, curve-based modeling tools with the ability to directly edit and sculpt 3D models
  • Choose the best modeling technique for the task at hand
  • Generate multiple design iterations quickly
  • Make subtle corrections or radical changes easily with flexible tools
Explore Design Concepts in AutoCAD
Use AutoCAD to create 2D conceptual sketches. Maximize reuse of 2D AutoCAD data and rapidly create detailed part and assembly 3D models in Inventor
Cinematic-Quality Rendering and 3D Animation
Use sophisticated 3D product visualization tools in 3ds Max Design software to demonstrate design intent
Real-Time Design Visualization
Use design visualization, illustration, and animation tools in the Inventor workspace for a realistic representation of your design. Clear visuals make it easier for stakeholders and customers who don't have engineering experience to understand engineering drawings and designs. Inventor visualization tools help you quickly create photorealistic CAD renderings and animations that can convey ideas to managers, explain designs to manufacturers, and persuade customers that you have the best solution for their needs. CAD rendering and visualization features:
  • Advanced lighting, shading, and material properties control
  • Visual fidelity across products
  • Multiple publishing formats
  • DWF file markup
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