Building on the Factory Design Suite 2016 Feature Update Pack, the new Factory Design Suite 2017 release has a focus on Speed: faster asset publishing, quicker response times when placing assets, quicker synching between AutoCAD and Navisworks and Asset Management: improvements in the lighter assets, working with parameters, better Vault integration and more functions and editing capabilities of assets.
Here’s the list Included Software and Subscription Services in Factory Design Suite depending on which version – Standard, Premium or Ultimate:
- AutoCAD Architecture
- AutoCAD Mechanical
- AutoCAD Raster Design
- AutoCAD MEP
- Inventor / Inventor Professional
- Navisworks Simulate / Manage
- 3ds Max
- Vault Basic
- Factory Design Utility
- Process Analysis 360
- A360 Drive
- Rendering in A360
- Green Building Studio
New Asset Management Features
Simplify assets by saving as mesh or shrinkwrap: When publishing assets, you now have the Shrinkwrap for assemblies and Save As mesh for parts options.
Include key parameter expressions in asset property definitions: You can now enter expressions in the Asset Property definition fields and they are searchable.
Vault Enhancements – Copy & publish to Vault, Project Explorer in Vault and Move Assets to local or Vault folder
Make changes to the 2D representation when publishing a 3D asset: New 2D Sketch button in the Asset Builder
Control which asset properties display in AutoCAD
New light bulb icon in Asset Properties fields
Enter descriptors in asset properties: Consolidate Asset Properties and Descriptors in one place.
Delay asset tag display: Set a delay time for a tag to display in AutoCAD
Search for asset properties in AutoCAD
Designate the layer in which text annotations appear in AutoCAD: New Text Layers settings on the AutoCAD Options Factory Annotations tab indicate the layer in which asset tags, descriptors, and other properties appear. You can select a different layer for each text category.
Changes to the AutoCAD Factory Properties Browser: Select a layer, measure distance, and sort properties alphabetically in the AutoCAD Factory Properties browser