Oct 28, 2009

New Change Manager Functionality in Autodesk Inventor Fusion Technology Preview

Provides Bidirectional Workflows and Unrivaled Ease of Use.

A second Autodesk Inventor Fusion Technology Preview is now available on Autodesk Labs. This technology preview provides groundbreaking Digital Prototyping capabilities that unite direct and parametric modeling workflows within a single digital model created in Autodesk Inventor software.

It adds new functionality based on user feedback, and with the introduction of bidirectional workflows, the new Inventor Fusion Technology Preview unites both the power and control of parametric, history-based modeling and the freedom and ease-of-use productivity advantages of direct modeling.

Users no longer have to choose between these modeling approaches to solve design problems. The new Inventor Fusion Technology Preview provides the freedom to choose the best modeling approach for the task at hand, and then move back and forth as necessary.

* One of the key new features in Inventor Fusion Technology Preview is the change manager functionality*, which enables users to edit a model in Inventor Fusion and then move it into Autodesk Inventor software, automatically updating the model if the user decides to accept the changes. As a result, users can experience smooth, bidirectional parametric and direct modeling workflows without being forced into one approach or the other.
* The technology preview also debuts a new moderated Wiki Help site that enables users to more effectively collaborate, troubleshoot and share ideas and reference materials. Users can add or edit help information and share videos, best practices, tips, tricks, tutorials, comments, tags and Web widgets.
* Refinements and enhancements to the user interface, sketching and modeling tools, and underlying graphics technology help to boost productivity and increase ease of use.

The technology preview download is currently available in the following geographical locations: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States. Autodesk may also plans to expand availability to other locations in the future.

The technology preview executable expires on June 1, 2010. To download a copy, visit www.inventorfusion.com

*Note: Inventor Fusion change manager functionality is currently only included with the Inventor Fusion Technology Preview download. It applies only to original Inventor data and can be activated only if Autodesk Inventor 2010 (Subscription version) is installed.