Digital Prototyping


Digital Prototyping helps Dynamic Structures validate product design with Inventor’s dynamic simulation tools.

Autodesk® Product Design Suite

A complete set of design, visualization, and simulation software for Digital Prototyping in one convenient, cost-effective package.

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Autodesk® Inventor®

Go beyond 3D to Digital Prototyping. Create a single digital model to design, visualize, and simulate products digitally before they are ever built.

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AutoCAD®

For the people who shape everything around us, AutoCAD software delivers the power and flexibility needed to take design and documentation further.

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AutoCAD® Electrical

The AutoCAD software for controls designers, with all the functionality of AutoCAD plus comprehensive symbol libraries and tools for automating electrical engineering tasks.

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AutoCAD® Mechanical

AutoCAD software built specifically to help accelerate the mechanical design process.

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Design, Visualize & Simulate with a Single Digital Prototyping Model
Drive innovation, improve efficiencies, and reduce time to market. Move beyond 3D with the Autodesk® solution for Digital Prototyping. Use Autodesk's leading mechanical, electrical, and mold/tooling engineering software to:

  • Design, visualize, and simulate products before releasing them for manufacturing
  • Solicit and incorporate feedback on manufacturability early in the design process
  • Lower costs and speed cycle times—do more in-house using robust, built-in engineering functionality
  • Integrate functional processes with cost-effective desktop software that's simple to implement
  • Manage manufacturing and business processes with Autodesk® PLM 360 product lifecycle management software

Work with a Single Digital Model
Using Autodesk® Inventor® software, seamlessly integrate 3D data as well as drawings from AutoCAD® Mechanical and AutoCAD® Electrical software to create a single digital prototyping model—a virtual representation of your final product. Exchange data seamlessly with smooth bi-directional interoperability between mechanical and electrical applications, so your teams can work together to make a better digital prototype. Then visualize, simulate, and analyze the performance of your prototype digitally, rather than producing expensive, time-consuming physical prototypes.

Boost Mechanical Engineering Efficiency
Creating 3D images isn't enough to remain competitive. If you're modeling in 3D but still doing engineering manually, you're introducing possibilities for error and drastically slowing design time. Autodesk Inventor takes you beyond 3D modeling. Its powerful engineering functionality automates calculations and resolves complex geometric considerations, freeing you to focus on creating a better design rather than finding and fixing errors.

Instead of producing up to 5 physical prototypes at $500,000 each, HTC Sweden now produces a single research prototype before it launches a product thanks to Digital Prototyping. "Our choice of the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping is largely a result of our vision of a com¬plete, digital world within the company's walls."
—Karl Thysell, head of product development, HTC