What is the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection?
The collection is a powerful set of applications that provides extended capabilities to Inventor and AutoCAD for engineers who design complex and custom products, equipment, and systems.
Extend Inventor with add-ins for tolerance analysis, simulation, and production layoutUse connected products for 2D drafting, large-scale design review, and visualizationConnect to Fusion 360 to access next generation capabilities and collaborationDesign wirelessly in Project WANSAFE or with the new wireless-enabled Inventor serverWork with PDM directly to apply fabrication, assembly, and test processes
The collection is based on the Inventor Architecture Framework (IAF), which provides a standard way to combine 2D and 3D data, connect products, and create multi-user collaborative designs.
PDM provides a set of applications designed specifically to solve specific product design challenges.
The collection is structured as a set of applications that are used together to provide powerful capabilities for:
PDM features include:
Add-insProvide next generation design capabilities and application extensions. These add-ins include:Allows virtual surface subdivisions, allowing complex 3D CAD models to be efficiently manipulated in 2D. It enables topological checks such as surface continuity and area calculations. It also allows you to accurately perform dimensioning and tolerance analysis on 3D models from 2D data sets.
Enables the creation of beautiful, large-scale 3D models. You can create detailed 3D models from 2D AutoCAD data and import Inventor files. Users are able to simultaneously edit data across a network in a real-time, shared environment, while viewing changes in near real time. Architects and designers use it to create product presentations, enabling collaborative design reviews and virtual presentations of their latest designs.
Enables product design teams to gather accurate data and perform real-time simulation of their products.
How the collection helps your business
Improve speed and accuracy of quotations
Automate product configuration to quickly deliver solutions that meet unique customer needs.
Create an uninterrupted flow of data
Build a single digital model from beginning to end, automatically maintaining your audit trail along the way.
Jump into production with ease
Communicate your designs effectively to manufacturing and avoid costly late-stage problems.
Deliver and install without surprises
Identify potential issues up-front to ensure on-time hand over and happier clients.