Autodesk Factory Design Utilities

Efficient planning and visualizing of factories, manufacturing plants and production processes.

Factory Design Utilities

Autodesk Factory Design Utilities brings together a wide range of software tools for visually planning, creating and optimizing factory layouts. 

Efficient Planning and Visualizing of Factories, Manufacturing Plants and Production Processes.

Use Autodesk Factory Design Utilities to create your design layouts in AutoCAD using the 2D object library. Use Autodesk Inventor's easy synchronization and automatically include 3D objects.  Easily switch between 2D and 3D layouts as your changes in the drawings are updated automatically. Find out more about further benefits and functions.

Autodesk Factory Design Utilities are no longer a stand-alone product and available only as part of the Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

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Areas of Application

Use the powerful tools in Factory Design Utilities to simplify your factory and plant design. 

Analyze CAD Plans

Create powerful CAD plans in 2D and 3D. Analyze potential collisions and optimize production plans and entire production lines. 

Visualize Results

Simulate specific processes and movements and visualize layouts using powerful images, movies and presentations.


Integrate Design Data

Communicate your plans and designs to project partners and service providers. Benefit from the ability to easily integrate third-party data and formats.

Optimize Cooperation

Enable cooperation even with those without CAD software.  

Product Features

Design Industrial Plants

Use the design tools to create industrial plants according to your specific needs. Share, manage and publish your final factory layouts in 3D.

Plan complete Buildings

Plan buildings including facilities and visualize the results in full plant layouts.

Professionalize Services

Use professional 3D results for your layouts. Increase success rate in sales planning proposals using intuitive 3D visualization.


Use Autodesk Factory Design Utilities to design, visualize and simulate factory buildings, halls, production facilities and individual machines. Find out more about its benefits:

Visualize Manufacturing Processes

Use impressive visualized 3D materials to not only make a strong impression in the project, but also in presentations. 

Speed up Project Planning

You no longer have to waste time on long planning. Design and visualize your ideas easily and quickly.  

Automate Workflows

Streamline planning and manufacturing processes by automating repetitive steps. 

Improve Cooperation

Avoid delays in communication and speed up your project by bypassing CAD barriers to cooperation. 

Our Added Values

CIDEON advises and supports companies in optimizing their product development processes - from conception and engineering to manufacturing and service. We stand for:

Decades of Expertise

Rely on decades of practical knowledge in system integration and process consulting. CIDEON understands your business challenges in digital transformation and supports you with unique solutions along the entire value chain.

Customized Engineering

Benefit from customized solutions with CIDEON software and interfaces. Integrative, powerful and perfectly tailored to your individual requirements in day-to-day business.


End-to-End Process Consulting

Transform your digital requirements into corporate (added) value. We simplify your processes, map them digitally and make them economically viable - across functions and divisions throughout the entire product development process.  

International Cooperation

Place your trust in a strong group of companies. CIDEON is part of the family-run, globally active Friedhelm Loh Group and is guided by the principles of customer-focused and sustainable corporate management. 

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Our Business Areas

You know your market? We know your industry!

Use our know-how and get more out of your business area. Our industry-specific solutions and products at a glance.

Machine Building

Make development more efficient. Realize production faster.

Plant Construction

Create data consistency. Simplify document and supplier management.


Manage requirements efficiently. Realize individual solutions in series.

Design Offices

Provide flexibility. Leverage customer requirements.

Metal Construction

Simplify construction tasks. Process changes more efficiently. Speed up logistics.


CIDEON Support

Quality, speed and reliability in engineering play a crucial role in your success. All-round services are therefore as important as committed specialists and powerful software.

CIDEON Support gives you quick and easy answers to your questions, detailed information about products and solutions, and helpful tips and tricks.

Managed Services take us one step further: This service enables us to maintain an overview of your CAD/PDM/PLM environment and thus ensure your software's long-term operational reliability. You can then always be sure that your systems are always up to date and operable.


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