Product Design & Manufacturing

Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

Professional-grade tools for product development and manufacturing planning

About the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

The Product Design & Manufacturing Collection gives you the power to create your most ambitious ideas, collaborate more efficiently, automate the busywork, and explore more design options than ever before.

Top PD&M Features

Quickly generate high-performing design alternatives

Input your design goals into generative design software and explore possible permutations of a solution.

Generate toolpaths that stay in sync with your 3D model

Set up and generate toolpaths for machining operations that instantly update whenever the design is modified.

Analyze nonlinear stress, dynamics, and heat transfer

Perform advanced simulations to optimize part designs directly from your CAD interface.

What’s In The PD&M Collection

Inventor Professional

Mechanical design and 3D CAD software.

Inventor Nastran

CAD-embedded finite element analysis software.

Factory Design Utilities

Conceptualize, plan, and validate manufacturing facilities.

Inventor HSM

Simplify your machining workflow with embedded CAM software for SOLIDWORKS.


Subscription includes AutoCAD, specialized toolsets, and apps.

AutoCAD Electrical

Efficiently create, modify, and document electrical controls systems with an industry-specific toolset for electrical design.

AutoCAD Mechanical

Create designs faster with an industry-specific toolset for mechanical engineering including 700,000+ intelligent parts and features.

AutoCAD Architecture

Speed up architectural design and drafting with an industry-specific toolset that includes 8,000+ intelligent objects and styles.

3DS Max

3D modeling, animation, and rendering software for games and design visualization.

Fusion 360

Next generation cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM/CAE software for end-to-end product design and manufacturing.

Navisworks Manage

3D model review software for architecture, engineering, and construction

Recap Pro

Reality capture and 3D scanning software and services.

Autodesk Rendering

Fast, high-resolution renderings in the cloud

Vault Basic

Product data management software.

Why a collection?


Professional-grade design and manufacturing

Design and make your products with the full collection of tools that work inside Inventor, including Inventor Nastran, Inventor CAM, Inventor Nesting, and more. You also get the full suite of specialized toolsets available with AutoCAD, along with new cloud-based technology with Fusion 360.

Easier software and license management

Eliminate the headache of managing multiple product licenses. Get insights on product use. Easily download, install, and use as many products within the collection as you want, whenever you like.

Access the latest and previous releases

Ensure software compatibility with all team members by accessing previous versions when you need them. Stay current with the latest releases. Deploy updates whenever you want.

Choose access for individuals or teams

Choose between subscriptions that provide single-user access for an individual or permit teams to share licenses with multi-user access.

Design by manufacturing workflow

Create, Explore, Connect and Automate.

PD&M Collection


Manufacture quality parts and reduce programming time.


Turning and Mill-Turn.

3 Axis Milling

Create tool paths and high quality parts.

Electromechanical Design

Designing electromechanical systems presents a significant challenge, AD&M helps bridge the gap by connecting your individual tools in realtime.

Inventor HSM

Generate 2.5 to 5-axis toolpaths that stay in sync with your 3D model.


Collaborate across different CAD software.

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