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OVERVIEW ENERGY & MATERIALS HEALTH & RESILIENCE WORK & PROSPERITY GOVERNANCE APPENDIX FY22 IMPACT REPORT 19 The Autodesk Product Generative design Manufacturing Simulation Generative design is a design exploration process through which Utilizing automation to integrate product design andmanufacturing The Fusion 360 Simulation Extension was introduced in early Design & Manufacturing designers or engineers input design goals into generative design processes helps designers and engineers achieve productivity 2022 to unlock key insights of product design performance and software, along with parameters such as performance or spatial boosts and deliver more sustainable products. New features quality through mechanical, structural, and injection molding Collection and our requirements, materials, manufacturing methods, and cost in the Fusion 360 Nesting and Fabrication extension optimize analysis tools. We have updated the materials database for those constraints, and the software then produces a broad range of the process of laying out parts on a flat sheet of material in conducting injection molding simulation studies in Fusion 360, ® cloud platform support possible designs. Generative design capabilities in Autodesk preparation for cutting on a CNC machine, saving materials adding new materials tested in our laboratories, updating existing ® Fusion 360 can inform part consolidation and material use use. Advanced Arrange controls automatically detect material materials, and deleting discontinued materials. The database sustainable design in reductions. And as of October 2021, generative design can optimize thickness and part quantity and generate setups, toolpaths, now includes more than 12,000 materials from over 500 suppliers. fluid paths—liquid and gas flow within assemblies. For example, and NC code directly within Fusion 360, helping to provide more The Injection Molding Simulation feature, new in 2021, provides a broad range of areas. in the past, designs that required an optimized flow path had to granular control. Autodesk can also support companies with feedback on whether a part is feasible for injection molding, which be manually altered in a time-consuming process. We recently product lifecycle management (PLM) software, helping them to can increase part quality and reduce scrap. The new machine introduced a new feature set that automates this process— understand, trace, and document materials use in their products. builder and simulation feature in Fusion 360 helps machinists following existing generative design workflows for structural ensure that minimal restrictions and failures will occur during components—and implements a single fluid path geometry Learn more manufacturing. Virtual reality (VR) and extended reality (ER) that can be used in downstream design and simulation work. Factories applications can help reduce the need for physical prototyping. By modeling fluid paths, innovators can address “pressure drop” Users can now see Fusion 360 designs in augmented reality with and design products and systems that create less resistance. Autodesk’s integrated factory modeling solutions combine BIM USDz file format. And in 2022, we introduced the Product Design For example, reducing the overall pressure drop in a ventilation and digital factory planning to generate a digital representation Extension for designers working on consumer electronics, with system equates to less fan horsepower and a significant of production facilities and equipment. Multidisciplinary project a set of design features that automatically chain the design– reduction in energy consumption. contributors can collaborate in this central, always-up-to-date make workflow together specific to the materials used. model to plan, design, validate, build, and operate factories. Learn more Creating an agile, innovative factory layout can minimize Learn more downtime, increase energy and material efficiencies, and improve Additive manufacturing (3D printing) communication and data insights. Manufacturers can reduce See a summary of Autodesk Design & Manufacturing solutions that enable sustainable design. Additive manufacturing has the potential to reduce materials energy use by up to 25% and increase productivity through smart 20 use compared to subtractive methods, since 3D printing frequently and connected manufacturing techniques. An integration uses only the materials needed. Fused Filament Fabrication launched with ProModel in 2021 enables users to simulate factory simulation in Fusion 360 saves materials by helping users to resource flows in an AutoCAD factory layout, helping reduce predict and avoid common print failures. The Additive Build waste and offering quantifiable results. ProModel’s new AutoCAD Extension unlocks extra additive manufacturing technology to Edition enables customers to simulate directly in Autodesk® ® ® ® help users produce lighter, stronger, better-performing parts while AutoCAD and Inventor software, and an Autodesk Forge –based reducing materials use, waste, and cost. In 2021, we examined 3D viewer lets them easily view their factory flow. additive infill patterns—which enable faster 3D printing with semi- hollow structures—and changed the default value for infill in Learn more Fusion 360 to use the least amount of material and energy. Learn more

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