Product Overview

Some of the most time-consuming processes of manufacturing are the design, layout, and installation of the factory itself. During the time it takes to get a factory up and running, market opportunities can be missed and delays in revenue generation can be experienced; in short, the whole corporate bottom line can be affected. Design teams working in a generic, 2D layout environment may find it difficult to fully consider the impact of equipment placement on the factory floor and any shortcomings can delay factory layout processes. These difficulties can have a costly impact during setup and installation, especially if not caught early enough.

FactoryCAD supports its users in the creation of intelligent factory models and in composing a design that includes every consideration needed to get the factory running efficiently. This factory layout application eliminates the need to draw lines, arcs, or circles, describing the equipment but instead allows the designer to work with the “smart objects” that represent all of the resources used in a factory, from conveyors, to mezzanines, and cranes. Because these smart objects “snap” together in the application’s layout model, users gain the extra time they need to plan and ensure that everything will run smoothly.

FactoryCAD helps manufacturers gain critical insight into the layout and installation processes of their factory. With the capabilities that FactoryCAD provides, users have a complete understanding of the entire factory and its processes, allowing the factory to be set up correctly the first time.

Key Capabilities and Benefits


  • Easily imports tooling and product models (NX, JT, Solid Edge, Parasolid, etc.).
  • Allows for facility layout and plans in 3D.
  • Creates accelerated model development with smart objects.
  • Includes a parametric object and system toolkit.
  • Benefits

  • Reduces the design time process, up to 90 percent faster than traditional 3D modeling.
  • Creates 2D/3D models in less time with less effort.
  • Allows the user to discover and resolve design problems early in the layout process.
  • Makes the layout information more valuable through data re-use.
  • Reduces interpretation errors
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  • Reduces 3D file sizes (as much as 95 percent when compared to AutoCAD®).