Autodesk Factory Design Utilities: Maximize factory production efficiency

Available only as part of the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

Why use Autodesk Factory Design Utilities?

Increase manufacturing flexibility

Quickly reconfigure factory layouts to meet changing demand.

Optimize factory designs

Coordinate complex data and processes to meet project requirements.

Reduce redundant processes

Reclaim valuable time with automation and data management.

Save energy resources

Design efficient factories to reduce environmental impact.

What you can do with Factory Design Utilities

Increase your production efficiency (video: 2:42 min.)

Simplify concept and detail design workflows

Easily generate 3D models from DWG files. Centrally manage asset libraries and attached metadata so data is reliable and available.

Save on budget during installation and commissioning (video: 2:35 min.)

Catch problems before they happen

Visualize building and equipment data in a single digital representation of the production facility. Detect clashes in detailed design reviews and simulate scheduling to anticipate issues.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is Autodesk Factory Design Utilities used for?

Autodesk Factory Design Utilities is used to design and simulate your factory layout for optimal efficiency and throughput. It offers better collaboration with 3D virtual walkthroughs for key stakeholders and helps you to stay on time and on budget during the installation and commissioning of your equipment.

Who uses Autodesk Factory Design Utilities?

Designers and engineers use Autodesk Factory Design Utilities to create a digital representation of their factory layout. 

How do I create a factory layout?

Factory Design Utilities provides the flexibility to create and edit your factory layouts in 2D or 3D using AutoCAD or Inventor. Choose from a library of thousands of factory assets to drag into your design. Optimize your layout using material flow analysis tools, check for interferences, and schedule the installation of the equipment without leaving the tools included in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

How do I validate throughput?

FlexSim is Autodesk’s 3D discrete event simulation software, and it can be used to model the operational processes in your proposed factory layout. You can run experiments to test your design under different conditions and find the optimal configuration of processes, staff, and resources. Use FlexSim to predict if your throughput will be on target before you build or re-tool your factory.

Which operating system does Autodesk Factory Design Utilities run on?

Factory Design Utilities runs on Microsoft® Windows® 10. See Factory Design Utilities system requirements for details.

Which versions of Factory Design Utilities can I use if I subscribe to the current version?

Your Factory Design Utilities subscription gives you access to install and use the 3 previous versions. Available downloads are listed in your Autodesk Account after subscribing. See also previous releases available for subscribers

Can I install Factory Design Utilities on multiple computers?

With a subscription to Factory Design Utilities software, you can install it on up to 3 computers or other devices. However, only the named user can sign in and use that software on a single computer at any given time. Please refer to the Software License Agreement

How do I convert my Factory Design Utilities free trial to a paid subscription?

Launch your trial software and click Subscribe Now on the trial screen or buy Factory Design Utilities here. When buying your subscription, enter the same email address and password combination you used to sign in to your trial. Learn more about converting a trial to a paid subscription.

How much does a Factory Design Utilities subscription cost?

Factory Design Utilities is available through the Product, Design, and Manufacturing Collection. The price of the Product, Design, and Manufacturing Collection subscription is  monthly, annually, or for 3 years. Please visit to learn more about the Product, Design, and Manufacturing Collection. If some of your users only occasionally use Factory Design Utilities, consider buying tokens to access it for 24 hours at a time. Visit to learn more.

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