What Is Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection?

Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection is a comprehensive set of software tools designed to help product designers, engineers, and manufacturers optimize product development. The collection provides a comprehensive suite of tools for product design, prototyping, manufacturing preparation, simulation, and analysis. It covers a wide range of industries including automotive, aerospace, industrial machinery and medical devices.

The collection includes Autodesk Fusion 360 – the cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM/CAE software – as well as Autodesk Inventor Professional – the 3D mechanical design software – and Autodesk Nastran In-CAD – the structural analysis solution. With these powerful CAD tools at your disposal you can quickly create accurate 2D drawings and 3D models of your products. You can then simulate the performance of your designs with Autodesk Inventor Professional to ensure that they meet all requirements before manufacturing.

In addition to the CAD tools, Product Design & Manufacturing Collection includes other powerful solutions such as Autodesk Simulation CFD for computational fluid dynamics simulations; Autodesk Moldflow for injection molding simulations; and Autodesk Netfabb for preparing parts for additive manufacturing. All these solutions help you analyze the performance of your products in real-world conditions.

Product Design & Manufacturing Collection also comes with an extensive library of materials that allow you to accurately simulate different materials such as plastics and metals. You can also access industry-standard data sources such as Digimat material databases. This means that you can make sure that the materials you use are up to industry standards before manufacturing.


Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection is an invaluable toolset for product designers and engineers who want to optimize their product development process. It offers a comprehensive suite of CAD/CAM/CAE software plus powerful simulation solutions to help them analyze their designs in real-world conditions before committing to production.