That’s right. Zombie. Killing. Machine. You may think you yourself are just that, but think about it. What if you had an entire factory to take on the jowl-sagging rampage of a hundred thousand brain gobblers? Mmmm-hmm.

There’s plenty of ways to go about designing implements with the ability to knock off an arm, a leg, or a head, but what you need is a process, a factory optimized to take care of the mess for you. For that, there’s the Autodesk Factory Design Suite. There are five ways you can use it to cram conveyor right up the face of the undead. Check it.

  1. Clearly articulate your design intent – Easy. Design intent = death machine. Help your boss or clients visualize start-to-end zombie processing with layout proposals in 3D instead of multi-layered 2D drawings.
  2. Stay ahead of changing customer requirements – If your customers haven’t been feasted upon, drag & drop 3D models of factory equipment on top of a 2D floor plan and easily move them around to evaluate multiple “what-if scenarios” in a fraction of the time compared to traditional 2D workflows.
  3. Spend less time drafting, measuring and dying – Automatically create 2D plan views and section drawings from your 3D models before you’re sectioned by a five hungry mouths. These drawings are always associative, so if the 3D model changes the 2D documentation is always up to date – no more manual updates, no more clawing your way out of a mob of limbless denizens. Oh, and modern laser scanning cuts out the need for manual tape measurements to capture the as-built state of the factory
  4. Design, visualize, and simulate custom factory machinery or elimination equipment – Throw a digital zombie in there to show how it all works. Launch, crank, crush. Autodesk Inventor software’s Digital Prototyping capabilities allow you to create custom factory assets.
  5. Reduce installation risks – Nothing worse than being run through a belt drive before Zombie victory. Analyze the digital factory model for clashes and space constraints digitally, before they become problems on-site and you become bait.
Layout is important. Pretty clean looking... before.
Layout is important. Pretty clean looking... before. I bet you know what goes in those boxes.
Control the machine from over there, have the robot take care of the rest.
Control the machine from over there, have the robot take care of the rest. That's what I'm talking about.
Define workflows and where to burn the Zombie carcasses.
Define workflows and where to burn the Zombie carcasses.
The entire Zombie killin' operation. Define it all before changing a thing.
The entire Zombie killin' operation. Define it all before changing a thing.
Obviously, this does something. The details of which are too gruesome to describe.
Obviously, these do something. The details of which are too gruesome to describe.
Just look at that. Less time spent refining the finer details of Zombie elimination.
Just look at that. Less time spent refining the finer details of Zombie elimination.
The final floorplan, from 3D to 2D, everything up to date with the model.
The final floorplan, from 3D to 2D, everything up to date with the model.

More about the Autodesk Factory Design Suite.

Disclosure: Autodesk was nice enough to provide the 5 ways… obviously I embellished them a bit.

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Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.