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What’s New in Autodesk Factory Design Suite 2017

By Damien Jovica, Redstack
Phone 1300 667 263
Email: djovica@redstack.com.au

 

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Building on the Autodesk Factory Design Suite 2016 Feature Update Pack, the new Autodesk Factory Design Suite 2017 release has a focus on speed. It delivers faster asset publishing, quicker response times when placing assets, improved syncing between AutoCAD and Navisworks and Asset Management, improvements in the lighter assets, working with parameters, enhanced integration with Autodesk Vault, plus a range of additional functions and editing capabilities.

Here’s the list Included Software and Subscription Services in Factory Design Suite depending on which version – Standard, Premium or Ultimate:

Included Software

Subscription Services

  • Autodesk Process Analysis 360
  • Autodesk A360 Drive
  • Autodesk Cloud Rendering in A360
  • Autodesk Green Building Studio

New Asset Management Features

Simplify assets by saving as mesh or shrinkwrap: When publishing assets, you now have the Shrinkwrap for assemblies and Save As mesh for parts options.

Shrinkwrap

Include key parameter expressions in asset property definitions
You can now enter expressions in the Asset Property definition fields and they are searchable.

Save as mesh

key parameters

Vault Enhancements
Copy & publish to Vault, Project Explorer in Vault and Move Assets to local or Vault folder

Copy publish

Assets in Vault appear in your Asset Browser

Project explorer

Track Assets in the Vault Project Explorer

Move assets
In the AutoCAD or Inventor Asset browser, you can move Assets to a different local or Vault folder

Make changes to the 2D representation when publishing a 3D asset: New 2D Sketch button in the Asset Builder

2d sketch button

Control which asset properties display in AutoCAD

New light bulb icon in Asset Properties fileds

New light bulb icon in Asset Properties fields

Enter descriptors in asset properties: Consolidate Asset Properties and Descriptors in one place.

descriptors

Delay asset tag display: Set a delay time for a tag to display in AutoCAD

tag delay

Search for asset properties in AutoCAD

New search button in AutoCAD
New search button in AutoCAD

Designate the layer in which text annotations appear in AutoCAD: New Text Layers settings on the AutoCAD Options Factory Annotations tab indicate the layer in which asset tags, descriptors, and other properties appear. You can select a different layer for each text category.

designate layers

Changes to the AutoCAD Factory Properties Browser: Select a layer, measure distance, and sort properties alphabetically in the AutoCAD Factory Properties browser

Sort asset properties alphabetically within each group
Sort asset properties alphabetically within each group

Click Refresh to cancel unsaved changes and revert back to your last-saved content
Click Refresh to cancel unsaved changes and revert back to your last-saved content

Switch layer settings by selecting from the Layer drop-down menu
Switch layer settings by selecting from the Layer drop-down menu

Measure distances when defining measurements, by selecting two points
Measure distances when defining measurements, by selecting two points


More Information
Contact us for more information on Factory Design Suite including pricing, software features, training and support options.

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