Edition features

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

Product Design Suite 2016 editions Product 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