Autodesk Inventor

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Autodesk Inventor
Original author(s) Jacob Sain
Developer(s) Autodesk
Initial release 1999
Stable release
2019 / April 10, 2018; 5 months ago (2018-04-10)
Operating system Windows
Type Computer-aided design
License Proprietary
Website autodesk.com/inventor

Autodesk Inventor is a computer-aided design application for 3D mechanical design, simulation, visualization, and documentation developed by Autodesk.[1]

Features[edit]

Inventor allows 2D and 3D data integration in a single environment, creating a virtual representation of the final product that enables users to validate the form, fit, and function of the product before it is ever built.[2] Autodesk Inventor includes powerful parametric, direct edit and freeform modeling tools as well as multi-CAD translation capabilities and in their standard DWG™ drawings. Inventor uses ShapeManager, Autodesk's proprietary geometric modeling kernel. Autodesk Inventor competes directly with SolidWorks, Solid Edge, and Creo.

Editions[edit]

The latest Autodesk Inventor product line includes the following software titles:[3][4]

  • Autodesk Inventor LT 2019
  • Autodesk Inventor Professional 2019

Release dates and names[edit]

Version Code name Date of release What's New
1 Mustang September 20, 1999
2 Thunderbird March 1, 2000
3 Camaro August 1, 2000
4 Corvette December 1, 2000
5 Durango September 17, 2001
5.3 Prowler January 30, 2002
6 Viper October 15, 2002
7 Wrangler April 18, 2003 New DWG Support for AutoCAD 2004, Autodesk® Express Viewer Compatibility, Large-Assembly Design Performance
8 Cherokee October 15, 2003
9 Crossfire July 15, 2004
10 Freestyle April 6, 2005 Task Scheduler, Inventor Studio, Associative import of Mechanical Desktop data, Design Accelerators, Assembly constraints use colors to differentiate between the first and second constraint selection.
11 Faraday April 6, 2006
2008 Goddard April 11, 2007[5]
2009 Tesla April 16, 2008[6] Frame Generator, Sheet Metal, skeletal modelling
2010 Hopper February 27, 2009[7] The Ribbon, New FEA
2011 Sikorsky March 26, 2010[8] Dynamic Input, Direct Manipulation, Assemble tool, Visualization, iCopy, iLogic
2012 Brunel March 22, 2011[9] Provides easier ways to interact with 3D mechanical design data; new opportunities for sharing, accepting and updating CAD data regardless of source and complexity; and high-impact performance and productivity improvements for both users and IT departments
2013 Goodyear March 27, 2012[10] Equation curves
2014 Franklin March 27, 2013[11] Express mode, Connection, Symmetrical constraint, Slot geometry, Enhanced rectangle geometry, Thin wall FEA, Frame FEA, Assembly relationship folder

Mouseover grounded constraint visibility, Model & assembly simplification, Joint constraints.

2015 Dyson March 28, 2014[12] Freeform, Direct Edit
2016 Shelby April 16, 2015[13] Multi-CAD, AutoCAD Electrical and Inventor Interoperability, Shape Generator, 3D Printing Environment, Graphics/Visualization/Studio Enhancements
2017 Enzo March 28, 2016[14] Modeling enhancements, expanded AnyCAD support, 3D PDF export, enhanced presentation environment, guided tutorial authoring
2018 Elon March 24, 2017 [15] Model Based Definition, expanded AnyCAD support, large assembly performance improvements, simplification/shrinkwrap enhancements, multiple rules for sheet metal parts, mesh support in drawing views
2019 Zora April 10, 2018 [16] Performance improvements, large assembly performance improvements, shared view collaboration, expanded hole command, iLogic enhancements, model-based definition, improved part modeling workflows, and sheet metal for manufacturing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Autodesk University 2017 Highlights New Tech | Cadalyst". www.cadalyst.com. Retrieved 2017-12-24. 
  2. ^ "Create and Remove OLE Links in Inventor Files | Cadalyst". www.cadalyst.com. Retrieved 2017-12-24. 
  3. ^ http://www.autodesk.com/campaigns/inventor
  4. ^ http://www.autodesk.in/products/inventor/compare-products
  5. ^ "Autodesk Inventor 2008 Whats New". Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  6. ^ "Autodesk Inventor 2009 – What Is New". Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "Autodesk Inventor 2010". Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "Autodesk Inventor Commercial - 2011 What's New". Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  9. ^ "Autodesk Inventor 2012". Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  10. ^ "Autodesk Inventor 2013". Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  11. ^ Helm, Clay (2013-03-26). "Autodesk 2014 Design and Creation Suites Give Flexibility to Innovate More" (Press release). San Francisco: Autodesk, Inc. Archived from the original on 2013-12-22. Retrieved 2016-11-11. 
  12. ^ Simoes, Angela (2014-03-27). "New Autodesk 2015 Design Suites Drive Unsurpassed Value for Subscribers" (Press release). San Francisco: Autodesk, Inc. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30. Retrieved 2016-11-11. 
  13. ^ Simoes, Angela (2015-04-13). "Autodesk 2016 Design & Creation Suites Now Available" (Press release). San Francisco: Autodesk, Inc. Archived from the original on 2015-04-16. Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  14. ^ "What's New in Autodesk Inventor 2017". Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  15. ^ "What's New in Autodesk Inventor 2018 | Inventor Products | Autodesk Knowledge Network". knowledge.autodesk.com. Retrieved 2017-10-19. 
  16. ^ "What's New in Autodesk Inventor 2019 | Inventor Products | Autodesk Knowledge Network". knowledge.autodesk.com. Retrieved 2018-04-25. 

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