Autodesk Software for Product Design and Manufacturing

The Product Design & Manufacturing Collection (PDMC) brings together all the key Autodesk software solutions you need for your mechanical and electrical design and factory planning. Discover the benefits of product design software now and get even more out of planning, design and manufacturing.

Autodesk PDMC: Product Development and Factory Planning from a Single Source

With the software solutions included in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection, you can create first-class products with the latest planning and design tools. Get started and connect your teams and data - from design to manufacturing.

The software solutions included in the collection include the popular Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, Fusion and Vault applications.

With these powerful applications, you can seamlessly switch between 2D and 3D modeling environments to bring your ideas to life. Autodesk Inventor provides a comprehensive solution for mechanical design, while AutoCAD gives you the ability to create and edit precise 2D drawings. Fusion revolutionizes the way products are developed by combining design, simulation and manufacturing in a single platform. Vault allows you to securely store, manage and share your design data to enable more efficient workflows and reduce errors.

In addition, the Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection provides access to a variety of specialized tools, including CAM software for CNC manufacturing, rendering tools for photorealistic visualizations, and toolpaths for 3D printing.

Whether you're creating prototypes, designing complex assemblies or optimizing your manufacturing processes, this collection has everything you need to accelerate your product development and improve quality.

Use Cases of the Autodesk PDMC

With the PDMC, you can solve many problems that arise in day-to-day business. You can read some application examples for the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection here.

Holistic Design

Take a holistic approach to the design of your products. With the various software programs in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection (PDMC), you not only design your product, but also create the associated production lines in 2D or 3D.

Networking Teams

Network different teams for your design project. In the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection, you have all variants of CAD or BIM applications in one place and can manage them efficiently and in a customer-oriented manner.

Simulate Alternatives

Consider all variants of your design with Autodesk's Product Design & Manufacturing Collection and test the limits for improvements, including using the Generative Design functions.

Automate Tasks

Continue to configure according to customer requirements - only faster. Increase your design speed with the help of the included automation engine. And best of all: compliance is automatically ensured for the entire team.

Product Functions of the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection (PDMC)

The Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection offers many useful functions for planning, design and manufacturing. Discover the most important product functions of the PDMC here:

More Efficiency in Product Development

Parametric modeling - Use the parameter functions for your 3D designs and 2D drawings.


Product Visualization - Market your designs even more vividly with the tools of the Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection and create realistic animations of your 3D models.


Process efficiency - Use the included efficient processes for a seamless transition from design to manufacturing.

Utilizing Design Diversity

Generative design - Consider all design variants of your construction with the functions for generative design.


Performance simulation - Use the extended simulation options and avoid errors in the design right from the start.


Process simulation - Discover susceptible processes and optimize your results.

Manage Project Data with the PDMC

Data management - Manage your data quickly and securely with the management tools of the Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.


Connect designs - Connect your 2D and 3D CAD data.


Merge design projects - Use the options to merge data and check designs.

Automate Tasks

Individualize product configuration - Individualize your products with the automation engine.


Ensure compliance - Use the Collection to create your templates for components, assemblies and drawings - securely and automatically.


Faster validation - Design faster and accelerate downstream processes by automating routine tasks with the Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

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Your Advantages with Autodesk PDMC

The Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection (PDMC) contains all important Autodesk software solutions for product development, factory planning and manufacturing. The integrated apps for CAD, CAM and CAE as well as other services support you in optimizing design, product quality and cost efficiency.

Accelerated Development

With the Autodesk Product & Design Manufacturing Collection, you always have networked, automated and always up-to-date tools at your fingertips. Configure your products faster and always according to customer requirements - from the initial idea to the prototype.

Optimized Product Quality

Optimize your projects and production processes. Use the interconnected simulation and validation applications included in the collection and master even complex projects with ease.

Future-proof Solution

With cloud-based access and Fusion 360, you are also optimally prepared for future developments in planning and design.

Reduced Costs

Use the Autodesk Product & Design Manufacturing Collection to reduce your design costs. The individual functions accelerate your design. With the Collection you save considerable costs compared to individual Autodesk licenses.

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5 good Reasons for the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

Product development and factory planning from a single source: The Product Design & Manufacturing Collection combines a variety of useful Autodesk software solutions. We reveal 5 good reasons for the PDMC.

Combine 2D and 3D CAD Projects

Take a holistic view of your projects - also in design. Combine your 2D drawings with 3D models using the planning and design tools bundled in PDMC. The modern CAD software links your data associatively between the applications and enables joint use, for example for virtual tests or multi-axis machining.

Automate Design Steps

Speed up your projects by automating individual design steps. Combine tools already integrated in existing CAD systems with special software tools from the PDMC.

Networking Teams and Projects

Improve your communication and results with the functions included in the PDMC, for example by linking your teams and projects more closely together. For example, you can combine all 3D data in one file and use it for uniform internal and external collaboration. Avoid time-consuming interference and save time and money.

Generate new Projects

Use your data to generate new projects. Simulate alternatives of existing designs and convince with improved options for follow-up orders. CAD interoperability gives you easy access to the data, whether in the form of a 3D model or a point cloud, from anywhere in the world.

Protect Ideas

Protect your intellectual property with the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection, but still share your ideas worldwide. Use modern options to create and send reduced versions of your models - again and again and at any time.

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Why Cideon?

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

Decades of Expertise

Rely on decades of practical experience 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 daily business needs.


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

Trust in a strong group of companies. Cideon is part of the family-owned, globally active Friedhelm Loh Group and is based on the principles of customer-oriented and sustainable corporate management.

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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. Implement customer requirements quickly.

Metal Construction

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

Process Industry

Optimize production processes. Prioritize safety and sustainability. Counteract competitive pressure.

Building Technology

Manage technical complexity. Enable innovation. Promote interdisciplinary cooperation.


Cideon Support

Quality, speed, and reliability in engineering are critical to your success. Comprehensive services are just as important as dedicated specialists and powerful software solutions.

Cideon Support offers you fast and uncomplicated answers to your questions, detailed insights into products and solutions as well as helpful tips and tricks.

Go one step further with Managed Services: With this service, we monitor your CAD/PDM/PLM environment and ensure the long-term operational reliability of your software. This ensures that your systems are always up to date and ready for use, giving you the peace of mind that your software is consistently maintained and optimized.

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