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    Compare the software included in the 2 editions of the Product Design Suite 2016—Premium and Ultimate.

    Cloud service available with purchase of a one-time licence with Maintenance Subscription or a Desktop Subscription. 

    PRODUCT DESIGN SUITE 2016 EDITIONSProduct Design Suite Premium 2016
    Premium
    Product Design Suite Ultimate 2016
    Ultimate
     
    ENGINEERING DESIGN PRODUCTIVITY
    Digital Prototyping
    Easy-to-use 3D mechanical design
    3D part and assembly design
    Free-form modeling
    Direct editing
    Rules-based design/automation
    Catalog/purchased/standard part library
    Plastic parts design
    3D digital mockups for real-time collaboration  
    Sheet metal design
    Frame and weldment design
    Mold, and tool and die  
    Electrical systems design/tube and pipe runs  
    Integrated electrical and mechanical design  
    Electrical engineering  
    VISUALIZATION & CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
    Explore design concepts in AutoCAD
    Photorealistic rendering and presentations
    Real-time design visualization
    Flexible product modeling
    Cinematic-quality rendering and 3D animation
    PRODUCT SIMULATION & DESIGN VALIDATION
    Virtually infinite computational power  
    Cloud-based parametric optimization  
    Point cloud tools
    Materials selection cost impact
    Assembly-level/interference detection
    Check for manufacturability
    Professional drafting and documentation tools
    Assembly-level design optimization**  
    Assembly-level finite element analysis (FEA)  
    Assembly-level dynamic simulation  
    Installation/demolition sequence simulation  
    Facility-level clash detection  
    DOCUMENTATION & DATA SHARING
    Native support for DWG™ files
    Automatic drawing view creation
    BOM generation
    International standards support
    Markup of DWG, DWF™, and PDF files
    Mobile and online sharing of 3D designs
    BIM interoperability
    Native translators
    In-product data management
    Configurable data security
    Multiple user/concurrent design
    Automated design organization
    Easy administration
    Smart panel layout drawings  
    Large-scale design review and collaboration  
    Layout designs, fly-throughs, walk-throughs