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|Original author(s)||Jacob Sain|
2021.2.1 / January 19, 2021
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. Autodesk Inventor includes 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.
- Autodesk Inventor LT 2021
- Autodesk Inventor Professional 2021
Release dates and names
|Version||Internal number||Code name||Date of release||What's New|
|1||1||Mustang||September 20, 1999|
|2||2||Thunderbird||March 1, 2000|
|3||3||Camaro||August 1, 2000|
|4||4||Corvette||December 1, 2000|
|5||5||Durango||September 17, 2001|
|5.3||5.3||Prowler||January 30, 2002|
|6||6||Viper||October 15, 2002|
|7||7||Wrangler||April 18, 2003||New DWG Support for AutoCAD 2004, Autodesk Express Viewer Compatibility, Large-Assembly Design Performance|
|8||8||Cherokee||October 15, 2003|
|9||9||Crossfire||July 15, 2004|
|10||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||11||Faraday||April 6, 2006|
|2008||12||Goddard||April 11, 2007|
|2009||13||Tesla||April 16, 2008||Frame Generator, Sheet Metal, skeletal modelling|
|2010||14||Hopper||February 27, 2009||The Ribbon, New FEA|
|2011||15||Sikorsky||March 26, 2010||Dynamic Input, Direct Manipulation, Assemble tool, Visualization, iCopy, iLogic|
|2012||16||Brunel||March 22, 2011||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||17||Goodyear||March 27, 2012||Equation curves|
|2014||18||Franklin||March 27, 2013||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||19||Dyson||March 28, 2014||Freeform, Direct Edit|
|2016||20||Shelby||April 16, 2015||Multi-CAD, AutoCAD Electrical and Inventor Interoperability, Shape Generator, 3D Printing Environment, Graphics/Visualization/Studio Enhancements|
|2017||21||Enzo||March 28, 2016||Modeling enhancements, expanded AnyCAD support, 3D PDF export, enhanced presentation environment, guided tutorial authoring|
|2018||22||Elon||March 24, 2017 ||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||23||Zora||April 10, 2018 ||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|
|2020||24||Senna||March 27, 2019||Overall GUI improvements|
|2021||25||Ada||March 31, 2020||New UI Panel, Large Assembly Performance Improvement, Modeling enhancements|
|2022||26||Ren||April 4, 2021||Model States, Performance, Revit and Fusion 360 interop|
- Comparison of CAD editors for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC)
- Solid Edge
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