24 May 2012

Project Factory.Modz() for Inventor

Traditionally machine line layouts in a factory are created with pen and paper or in the form of 2D drawings. Using these means, it is extremely difficult to explain the working intent of the machine lines toclients or internal stakeholders. Using 2D workflows, it is very challenging to account for movement of material, people, and material handling devices and show them interacting with each other inside the facility. The inability to clearly articulate the working intent often results in losing bids to competition and the inability to sell ideas to stakeholders.

Project Factory.Modz()
is a free physics based Technology Preview for Factory Animation that enables you to bring your machine line layouts to life and clearly articulate the working intent of the layout to your clients and stakeholders. It helps you to visually communicate your ideas by animating the movement of material and people inside your facility. It is easy to use, does not require CAD expertise, and you can be up and running creating your first animation in less than 5 minutes.

  • Physics Based Animation Environment - Project Factory.Modz() is powered by an underlying physics engine. This enables you to animate the machine lines with the highest degree of realism and see the effect of force and collisions in animating material movement inside your facility.
  • Artificial Intelligence - Project Factory.Modz() is powered by Autodesk® Kynapse® which is an artificial intelligence middleware that empowers game developers to build compelling character behaviors in video games. It offers high performance path finding within dynamic environments and automated tools for generating AI data. With Autodesk Kynapse technology inside Project Factory.Modz(), you can perform automated path finding operations for human workers and material handling devices such as forklifts inside your facility.
  • 1-Click Workflow - Project Factory.Modz() is tightly integrated with Autodesk Factory Design Suite with a 1-Click Workflow. This enables you to use Autodesk Factory Design Suite to create layouts by dragging and dropping assets on the factory floor and with a single click transfer them to the Project Factory.Modz() environment for animation workflows. All the necessary geometry, constraints, and animation Meta data is automatically transferred which gets you started quickly.


This Technology Preview is available until July 31, 2012.

You can find the download on Autodesk Labs at:


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