Inventor 2017 is 3D modeling software for manufacturing industry professionals. It delivers professional-grade design, interoperability and communication tools.
As the mechanical engineering function changes, this software helps manage the tasks of product definition as well as design and delivery.
Professional-grade Design Tools help users design faster and optimize performance.
Enhanced sketching, part modeling, assembly management, surfacing and sheet metal capabilities help users capture and develop design ideas quickly and easily.
Additional Shape Generator capabilities, such as symmetry and member size controls, help users explore lightweight designs and improve product performance.
Interoperability Tools help to pull disparate aspects of a project together, regardless of the discipline or software originally used.
Expanded AnyCAD tools let users easily integrate non-native mechanical design data into Inventor models without translation. These now include associative connections with the industry standard STEP format.
Other enhancements that facilitate data and process management range from improved mesh handling to new connections with Vault for customers
using Inventor for factory design.
Enhanced Communication Tools help customers share information with anyone on a project team, regardless of their role, company, location or software package.
Design Shares on A360 accelerate feedback and approvals on designs in progress. They help users lift the 3D graphics off the screen and instantly deliver them to anyone in the world and on any device so collaborators can easily collect design feedback in a single secure location.
Enhanced animation capabilities show assembly sequences and 3D PDF publishing to document designs.
With this release, the standard-level Inventor product is no longer available as subscription, and is being consolidated with Inventor Professional to create one subscription offering. New subscribers will now get the Inventor Professional product at a lower price that matches the old price of Inventor standard.
Filed Under: 3D printing • additive manufacturing • stereolithography, Software