AUTODESK has released Autodesk Inventor Series 9, along with Autodesk Inventor Professional, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Electrical and Autodesk Vault.
The systems are designed to help manufacturers create, manage, and share design data, accelerate product development cycles and optimise existing investments in design data.
The Autodesk Inventor series is the industry's only integrated 2D and 3D design tool. It enables customers to work with existing 2D designs and move to 3D at their own pace. Autodesk Vault, now fully integrated into all Autodesk manufacturing design software, provides data management capabilities to store, manage, and organise design data, synchronise design-related efforts across teams and protect against inadvertent changes.
The Autodesk Inventor series delivers enhanced performance for 3D users, as well as powerful new drawing capabilities such as styles and layers, and advanced DWG support for AutoCAD users moving to 3D.
Autodesk Inventor Professional now includes FEA functionality, powered by ANSYS technology, to enable customers to execute stress and strain analysis directly in the Autodesk Inventor application. AutoCAD Mechanical, developed on the AutoCAD 2005 platform, includes enhanced features purpose-built for 2D mechanical design. AutoCAD Electrical allows customers to create and modify electrical control designs that are seamlessly integrated with their AutoCAD design environment.
Autodesk Vault, now integrated with all manufacturing design software, helps customers securely manage work-in-process design data. Autodesk Streamline and DWF provide maximum project visibility and collaboration with suppliers and customers.