Autodesk Adds SIM + CAM to Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

Autodesk enhances their Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

We LOVE collecting things–Odd design tools, pencil shavings, quesadilla drippings, and software, especially software. 

We’ve long wondered which 3D CAD software developer was going to pull an Adobe CC and launch an all-in-one of their entire software line. Autodesk has come pretty close and is making their Product Design Collection even more attractive announcing the addition of  Nastran In-CAD and HSM CAM software to the aptly renamed Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

Stephen Hooper, Sr. Director, Manufacturing Business Strategy & Marketing, says:

One big thing is becoming clearer and clearer to me: manufacturers want a simpler software experience. They want one set of tools that talk to each other, so that product designers can easily pass 3D models to Engineering to simulate and test designs, and Engineering can in turn pass final designs to the production team to set up machining.

Desing to Engineering to Manufacturing. Makes sense to me. So, here’s what the collection includes:

  • 3ds Max
  • Fusion 360
  • Inventor Pro
  • AutoCAD
  • AutodCAD Architecture
  • AutodCAD Electrical
  • AutoCAD Mechanical
  • Factory Design Utilities
  • Nastran In-CAD
  • Navisworks
  • ReCap Pro
  • Vault

Only software it’s missing is Stop Shop From Changing Design Willy Nilly PROTM

 Autodesk's Product Design & Manufacturing Collection
Autodesk’s Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

And that graphic… I’m sorry, but WHO ARRANGED THOSE ICONS? Are they not aware of the planetary laws of OCD? All sorts of options – alphabetical, by color, but at least all the A’s together.

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