Remarkable changes are happening in the manufacturing industry. The global pandemic – and subsequent macroeconomic volatility – exposed weaknesses across the manufacturing ecosystem. Manufacturers have been forced to realign and reimagine their supply chains in real time. Coupled with increasing consumer demands, a growing skills gap, and the unprecedented pace of technology change, these challenges leave manufacturers feeling uncertain about the future.
And yet, despite these challenges – or perhaps because of them – manufacturing continues to grow globally. Out of constraints comes innovation.
The last few years have made one thing clear: to capitalize on this growth and to stay competitive, manufacturers must adopt digital technologies. The cloud, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI) offer the opportunity for companies to not just manage but thrive amidst this uncertainty.
At Autodesk, we have always been a leader in transformational technology shifts. Autodesk Fusion launched 10 years ago with a vision of unifying the siloed product design and manufacturing process, and we continue to invest in delivering that vision. We have unified design, simulation, electronics, manufacturing, and factory operations into one fluid environment for every size of business. And we’re not done yet.
Last year, we introduced our Fusion industry cloud for manufacturing. Anchored on our Design and Make Platform, this end-to-end, connected solution will unify people, data, technologies, and workflows from product design to manufacturing, all the way through to shop floor operations.
Fusion transforms the way organizations design and make by removing barriers caused by disconnected tools that inhibit the flow of information across teams. The first of its kind – integrating CAD, CAM, CAE, and PCB design capabilities, and connecting PLM, PDM, and MES solutions – Fusion streamlines processes across the entire product development and manufacturing lifecycle.
Whereas manufacturers traditionally relied on multiple tools throughout different phases of product development, necessitating multiple handoffs from one team to another, Fusion brings it all together. Changes made in one workflow are instantly reflected everywhere. No one works with outdated models. Everyone saves time and headaches.
Autodesk’s data model, which is the heart of Fusion, makes this possible. Leveraging our cloud-based data model, customers can automate and streamline their workflows. Autodesk AI uses the same cloud data to eliminate repetitive tasks and free people up for higher-value, creative work.
Today, data flows between Revit and Inventor, Inventor and Fusion, and Inventor and AutoCAD. And our Autodesk data model APIs mean partners and third-party developers can also build for Fusion.
Fusion continues to harness the power of AI for our customers across every phase of the product development lifecycle. It’s in our DNA. We were the first to introduce generative design for manufacturing in Fusion more than six years ago. We are now unlocking all kinds of opportunities to automate repetitive processes, analyze shop floor operations, and augment creativity using AI.
We’re excited to share news around capabilities that increase Fusion’s value and improve design and make workflows.
This new way of working is already delivering a competitive advantage to Rivian, and other companies like it.
Using the cloud to make effortless data connections across an entire design and manufacturing organization increases operational efficiencies, boosting agility, innovation and creativity.
Fusion is more capable and more valuable today than ever before.
We are rebalancing the price of Fusion and its extensions to reflect the additional capabilities and customer feedback on the value of our offerings. Full details of these changes are available on the Fusion Blog. As always, you have our commitment to ensure Fusion delivers the best possible design and manufacturing solutions at unprecedented value.
These are just a few of the updates we’re sharing at AU. To get a full picture of how we’re building the Fusion industry cloud to power your manufacturing teams, I invite you to join us for our keynotes, theater talks, and classes.
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