SAN RAFAEL, Calif., — Since its release in May 2007, the Autodesk Inventor LT Technology Preview software has steadily expanded its presence within the manufacturing community as a widely accepted member of the Autodesk Inventor family of products.
Due to the high demand for the current version of Inventor LT, Autodesk will be delivering an updated version of the software prior to the May 1, 2008 expiration date, to continue to provide the service to existing customers. Based on Inventor 2009 technology, this new version will once again be a Technology Preview with free* time-bound licenses. More detail on the Inventor LT Technology Preview 2009 will become available for download later this spring.
Dedicated to broadening the reach of Inventor LT globally, Autodesk recently expanded initial availability in Canada and the United States to include Australia and New Zealand. Autodesk also currently plans to further expand availability of Inventor LT to additional select countries in 2008.
Improved Communication for the Manufacturing Supply Chain
Inventor LT allows manufacturers to create, share, and edit 3D part models from different CAD systems, improving communication with suppliers and customers. Providing manufacturers with a similar user interface and the much of the same part-level 3D modeling, import/export, documentation, and rendering technology available in Autodesk Inventor software, Inventor LT allows all files created and 3D design skills learned to fully transfer to Inventor — the foundation of the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping.
By increasing the availability of Inventor LT, Autodesk is further enabling the manufacturing supply chain to participate in Digital Prototyping workflows, without many of the hassles traditionally associated with multi-CAD environments.
To learn more about Inventor LT, or to download a copy of the software, please visit the Autodesk Labs site at http://labs.autodesk.com/technologies/inventor_lt
About Autodesk Labs Autodesk Labs is the home for innovative technologies, prototypes and applications ranging from plug-ins to existing software, to brand new software applications and Web services. For more information about Autodesk Labs, visit: http://labs.autodesk.com/
* Free products are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license agreement that accompanies download of the software.
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