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Winning automotive design starts with Autodesk Digital Prototyping

As an automotive manufacturer or supplier, you can use Autodesk solutions for Digital Prototyping to ease time and quality pressures, help avoid costly late charges and manage external processes. Our automotive design, visualisation and production software enables you to drive better design decisions throughout your projects. With Digital Prototyping, you can:

  • Explore ideas, review sketches and create 3D concepts with visual analysis for accelerated design
  • Create production-ready, class-A models with speed, control and accuracy
  • Validate designs for quality assurance, and increase vehicle efficiency
  • Integrate manufacturing solutions to maximise production efficiency
  • Create film-quality, production-ready CGI and videos for compelling marketing
  • Get faster concept approval via rapid design iterations

Explore these case studies to discover how companies like yours met their automotive design challenges head-on and came out on top.

Automotive customers share their success

How they did it

PDF: Automotive design and development case study––Aston Martin

Aston Martin

See how celebrated British car company Aston Martin streamlined its in-house design process with Autodesk® Alias® software.

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PDF: Automotive design and development case study––Nissan Motorsport

Nissan Motorsport

A fully integrated Autodesk Digital Prototyping design environment enables Nissan Motorsport to design and build a racing version of the Nissan Altima in record time.

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Video: Automotive design and development case study–– STAUD STUDIOS


Using Autodesk VRED Professional, the creative team at STAUD STUDIOS offers a high-production quality without a lot of effort in analog photography. They're even able to create designs that would not be possible in real life.

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VRED Professional (US site)

Digital Prototyping solutions for the Automotive Industry


Put an entire range of sketching, modelling, surfacing and visualisation tools to work for you with software tailored for automotive design and production.




The Simulation family of software delivers a comprehensive set of tools that enable you to predict mechanical stress, flow, thermal, plastic injection moulding and more.



VRED Professional

Create high-end visualisations and virtual prototypes for compelling product presentations, design reviews and renderings.



The Automotive Experience at Autodesk University

2-4 December 2014, Las Vegas

Learn design techniques. Explore virtual reality and visualisation. See how simulation can help you to evaluate designs earlier. This year's Automotive Experience features roundtables, classes and more to help you to create tomorrow's automotive icons today.


More resources

Create Class A Surfaces with Autodesk Alias Surface (PDF)

Successful automotive companies rely on Alias to create accurate, precise surfaces for today's alluring vehicles.
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Smarter product development with visualisation (PDF)

Visualisation software leads to improved creative processes that enable you to make realistic, virtual automotive prototypes.
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Automotive Resource Centre

Explore the many ways that the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping can help you design and manufacture superior cars and equipment for automotive manufacturers and suppliers.
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How Digital Prototyping can work for your process

Digital Prototyping production process and product development cycle

You can excel at every stage of the automotive design, visualisation and production process with the intelligent, model-based approach of Digital Prototyping.

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