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Autodesk Factory Design Suite - Essentials

( Duration: 4 Days )

The Autodesk Factory Design Suite training course provides the best practices of developing a factory layout consisting of architectural elements and manufacturing assets. This course is an introduction to the basic practices and principles for each of the applications contained in the Autodesk Factory Design Suite.

Specific instruction is given to each of the four applications as a factory facility layout is designed from the ground up. This course is meant for new or novice users to develop a general understanding of the factory layout process used by the Autodesk Factory Design Suite. It is not designed to deliver complete training in any of the core applications, but to instruct you in the applicable commands generally used in factory layout design.

The Autodesk Factory Design Suite consists of the following four Applications:

  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • The Autodesk Factory Design Utilities
  • Autodesk Navisworks

  • Experienced with the Windows operating system and a background in drafting of 3D parts is recommended
  • A familiarity with basic AutoCAD commands is assumed



Autodesk Factory Design Suite

  • Core Products
  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • Inventor Factory Design Utilities
  • Navisworks

AutoCAD Architecture Basics

  • Understanding the Concept
  • Ribbon Overview
  • Application Menu
  • Tools and Tools Palettes
  • Content Browser

Creating the Shell


Creating Interior Features


Autodesk Inventor Getting Started

  • Autodesk User Interface
  • Geometric Constraints
  • Dimension Sketches

Basic Sketching Techniques

  • Creating 2D Sketches
  • Intermediate Sketching
  • Dimensioning Sketches

Basic Shape Design

  • Creating Basic Sketched Features
  • Intermediate Sketching
  • Editing Parametric Parts
  • Using Parameters
  • Create Work Features

Detailed Shape Design

  • Creating Chamfers and Fillets
  • Creating Holes and Threads
  • Patterning and Mirroring Features

Creating Layouts and Placing Assets

  • Factory User Interface – Getting Started
  • Placing Factory Assets
  • Inserting a Model
  • Reposition Components
  • Aligning Components
  • Components

Factory Asset Publishing

  • Asset Creation
  • Defining Key Parameters
  • Publishing Assets

Workflow and Best Practices

  • Using Project Files for Factory Design
  • Factory Templates
  • Supporting Directories
  • Workflow – Divide and Conquer
  • Best Practices

Basic View Creation

  • Drawing Creation Environment
  • Base and Projected Views
  • Section Views
  • Detail Views
  • Crop Views
  • Dimensions, Annotation, and Parts Lists
  • 2D Drawings and AutoCAD Interoperability

Navisworks Getting Started

  • User interface
  • Workflow
  • Publishing an NWD File

Visualization/Digital Mockup

  • Navigation
  • Viewpoints
  • Animations
  • Digital Mockup
  • Factory layout Tools
  • Item Tools
  • Measuring Tools
  • Cross Section Tools
  • TimeLiner


  • Clash Detection
  • Selection Tree and Selecting Objects
  • Point Cloud Data Clashing
  • Collaboration
  • Redline Tools
  • Export Data

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