What’s New in Autodesk Factory Design Suite 2017

Building on the Factory Design Suite 2016 Feature Update Pack, the new Factory Design Suite 2017 release has a focus on Speed: faster asset publishing, quicker response times when placing assets, quicker synching between AutoCAD and Navisworks and Asset Management: improvements in the lighter assets, working with parameters, better Vault integration and more functions and editing capabilities of assets.

Here’s the list Included Software and Subscription Services in Factory Design Suite depending on which version – Standard, Premium or Ultimate:

Included Software

  • AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • AutoCAD Mechanical
  • AutoCAD Raster Design
  • AutoCAD MEP
  • Inventor / Inventor Professional
  • Navisworks Simulate / Manage
  • 3ds Max
  • Showcase
  • Recap
  • Vault Basic
  • Factory Design Utility

Subscription Services

  • Process Analysis 360
  • A360 Drive
  • Rendering in A360
  • Green Building Studio

 

New Asset Management Features

Simplify assets by saving as mesh or shrinkwrap: When publishing assets, you now have the Shrinkwrap for assemblies and Save As mesh for parts options.

Shrinkwrap Save as mesh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Include key parameter expressions in asset property definitions: You can now enter expressions in the Asset Property definition fields and they are searchable.

key parameters

 

Vault Enhancements – Copy & publish to Vault, Project Explorer in Vault and Move Assets to local or Vault folder

Copy publish

Assets in Vault appear in your Asset Browser

Project explorer

Track Assets in the Vault Project Explorer

Move assets

In the AutoCAD or Inventor Asset browser, you can move Assets to a different local or Vault folder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make changes to the 2D representation when publishing a 3D asset: New 2D Sketch button in the Asset Builder

2d sketch button

 

 

 

 

 

Control which asset properties display in AutoCAD

New light bulb icon in Asset Properties fileds

New light bulb icon in Asset Properties fields

Enter descriptors in asset properties: Consolidate Asset Properties and Descriptors in one place.

descriptors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delay asset tag display: Set a delay time for a tag to display in AutoCAD

tag delay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Search for asset properties in AutoCAD

New search button in AutoCAD

New search button in AutoCAD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designate the layer in which text annotations appear in AutoCAD: New Text Layers settings on the AutoCAD Options Factory Annotations tab indicate the layer in which asset tags, descriptors, and other properties appear. You can select a different layer for each text category.

designate layers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes to the AutoCAD Factory Properties Browser: Select a layer, measure distance, and sort properties alphabetically in the AutoCAD Factory Properties browser

Sort asset properties alphabetically within each group

Sort asset properties alphabetically within each group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Refresh to cancel unsaved changes and revert back to your last-saved content

Click Refresh to cancel unsaved changes and revert back to your last-saved content

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Switch layer settings by selecting from the Layer drop-down menu

Switch layer settings by selecting from the Layer drop-down menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Measure distances when defining measurements, by selecting two points

Measure distances when defining measurements, by selecting two points

 

 

 

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