Today’s product development trends are actively pointing to the fact that we’re in the midst of a new industrial revolution, which has modern manufacturers demanding new ways of working and unlimited access to essential tools that put them in the center of their own design. Following June’s launch of Autodesk Fusion 360, Autodesk is continuing to add to its cloud services portfolio and address this growing need with the introduction of several next-generation, cloud-based design and engineering tools: Autodesk Sim 360, Autodesk Mockup 360 and Autodesk Configurator 360.
These new additions to the Autodesk 360 family, which are based on the Autodesk 360 cloud-based design platform that has been accessed by 15 million users since September 2011, provide a flexible platform for manufacturers to access advanced capabilities faster and more dynamically than ever.
“The new 360 services provide a dynamic platform to address customer needs, which include an open, collaborative working environment and extreme flexibility in where, when and how individuals access the technology to complete the task or project at hand,” said Robert “Buzz” Kross, senior vice president of Design, Lifecycle and Simulation at Autodesk.
Sim 360 Product Family Expands
Autodesk Sim 360 is a cloud-based mechanical simulation solution that provides a cost-effective way to predict, optimize, and validate product performance. Sim 360 joins the existing family of cloud-based simulation offerings including Sim 360 Pro and Sim 360 Moldflow. The new Simulation offering also includes powerful geometry modification capabilities along with an intuitive environment to prepare models for analysis.
Real Time Collaboration & Digital Mockup
Autodesk Mockup 360 is a simple, cloud-based tool that allows for the quick aggregation of CAD data from virtually any source to mockup and collaborate with existing suppliers and customers. With capabilities to chat, leave notes, check clashes and track changes on extremely large data sets, Mockup 360 eliminates the need for expensive IT infrastructure.
Incredible Engineer to Order Power
Autodesk Configurator 360 is a product configuration service that enables custom product manufacturers to effortlessly publish designs to an accessible, cloud-based environment. Fast and easy to deploy, Configurator 360 gives customers, sales teams, and engineers immediate web and mobile access to a custom branded catalog of products that can be configured and then sent for quote or downloaded for use in designs.
Expanding the power of Autodesk Product Design Suite
Autodesk Sim 360, Autodesk Mockup 360 and Autodesk Configurator 360 are available starting today in North America and can be downloaded from the Autodesk 360 Product Center for a 90 day free trial. When used in conjunction with Autodesk Product Design Suite, these new web services automate critical design validation, collaboration and sales automation processes. This significantly increases the value of Product Design Suite implementations while maintaining the workflow advantages inherent in all Autodesk Design and Creation Suites.