Software for sharing design data

Autodesk Inc., San Rafael, Calif., announces the release of Autodesk Inventor Series 9 3D-mechanical-design software.

Autodesk Inc., San Rafael, Calif., announces the release of Autodesk Inventor Series 9 3D-mechanical-design software.

The company claims designers can develop drawings more quickly and with fewer mistakes with the integrated 2D and 3D design tool.

Autodesk Inventor Series delivers enhanced performance for 3D users, as well as powerful drawing capabilities such as styles and layers, and advanced DWG support for AutoCAD users moving to 3D. Autodesk Inventor Series enables shops to work with existing 2D designs and move to 3D at their own pace.

Autodesk Inventor Professional, another new release, includes finite-element analysis (FEA) functionality, powered by Ansys technology, to enable engineers to execute stress and strain analysis directly in the Autodesk Inventor application.

Autodesk Vault, yet another new release and integrated into all Autodesk manufacturing-design software, helps users securely manage work-in-process design data by providing data-management capabilities to store, manage, and organize design data, synchronize design-related efforts across teams, and protect against inadvertent changes.

Robert Kross, vice president of Autodesk's Manufacturing Solutions Division explains, "Manufacturers need to produce quality products quickly and efficiently and get them to market before their competitors. Autodesk is helping them streamline their design processes by providing an environment for designers and engineers to focus on solving complex design problems while accelerating product development. This will ultimately result in their ability to deliver better quality products at a lower cost of development."

TAGS: CAD and CAM
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