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      Visualise and optimise factory designs

      With Factory Design Utilities software, you can plan and validate factory layouts for the most efficient equipment placement to maximise production performance. 

      Factory Design Utilities is available only in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

      Product Design & Manufacturing Collection overview (video: 1.10 min.)

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      Factory Design Utilities features

      • Industrial machinery

        Design tools to create, publish, share and manage 3D content for factory layouts. (video: 3.03 min.)

      • Facilities layout

        Design facility layouts. Visualise and detect clashes in large facility layouts. (video: 1.35 min.)

      • Engineering services

        Streamline design of bidding proposals and produce more compelling 3D sales tools. (video: 3.45 min.)

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        Extending planning capabilities

        Factory Design Utilities software helps Hamburg, Germany-based filling machine manufacturer, plan entire factories and work processes. It enables the company to complete tasks using a single digital model. (video: 1.36 min.)


        Improved efficiency with laser scanning

        Auto industry conveyor systems manufacturer uses laser scanning to find potential clashes and problems before installation begins. (video: 5.26 min.)

      • Packaging system on a large factory floor


        Pushing productivity further

        Designer of complex product handling systems uses integrated tools to optimise production lines and equipment layouts at customer sites.

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