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My Autodesk University 2014 - tips on using extrude command in freeform modeling tool, crease edge tool in Inventor 2015, Q&A about Vault handling simplified models, editing Shrinkwrap files, Jennifer MacMillan, ASCENT Blog, Dec 9, 2014

Is This the Start of Autodesk Fusion 360 Replacing Inventor? - Q&A product design suite that subscribes would get, shift in strategy away from Inventor, desktop suites, getting access to Fusion 360, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Dec 2, 2014

Why It's Important to Have an Organized Structure for Inventor and a Properly Configured Project File, Pt 2 - tips to obtain project info, include another project file, edit styles library, availability of active appearance libraries, assessing non library/library files from shared network location, folder options, Mark Lancaster, Synergis, Oct 29, 2014

Why It's Important to Have an Organized Structure for Inventor and a Properly Configured Project File, Pt 1 - component files are scattered, files are stored in Windows folder that cannot be accessed, entire model is located on network, content center file location is different for each users, Mark Lancaster, Synergis, Oct 22, 2014

Is Autodesk Fusion 360 Ultimate Ready for the Big Time? - Kevin Schneider of Autodesk addresses objective of Fusion 360, need to connect products, tools, reset balance between CAD tool, collaboration, view representation feature of Inventor, Inventor vs Fusion 360, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Sep 30, 2014

Surfacing Showdown: Autodesk Inventor vs Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS - surfacing is faster in Inventor as it focuses on design using NURBS, T-Splines, SOLIDWORKS emphasizes on tools to create planes, 2D/3D sketches, offers better surface quality compared to that in Inventor, Australian CAD Blog, Sep 23, 2014

To Simulate and Post Process the Toolpaths - regenerate all toolpaths, then simulate them, enable 'open NC file in editor' check box in 'post process' dialog box to load file into Inventor HSM Edit automatically, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Sep 4, 2014

What are T-Splines? And How Can I Use Them? - T-Splines are combination of Nurbs, subdivision modeling, freeform tools are great for styling designs but not helpful with precisely engineered designs for items like propellers or mechanical screws, Paul Munford, CAD Setter Out, Aug 2014

What's New in Inventor Publisher 2015 - allows associativity with CAD formats, editing lists to add new custom properties, quick access to appearances, publishing in varied formats, Australian CAD Blog, Aug 14, 2014

Flatten Files in Autodesk Inventor - uploader app allows publishing drawings to cloud, comes with web interface, allows mobile viewing, available at $1500/year for five contributors, 500 GB of storage, unlimited viewers, John Evans, AUGI Library, Aug 7, 2014

Will Autodesk Inventor's New Freeform Modeling Tools Change the Way You Design Forever? - modeling with T-Splines is quick, easy, but it is very basic in Inventor 2015 as compared to far more mature implementations in Rhino,Fusion360, Paul Munford, Novedge, July 23, 2014

Autodesk's Inventor 2015 Advances Digital Prototyping - allows direct editing of model without forcing user to change model by changing parametric data, can leverage cloud where appropriate, Jill Jerabek, Inventor Connections, June 6, 2014

Autodesk Inventor 2015 - Two of My Favorite Things - freeform modeling functionality allows adding primitive freeform object into part before manipulating geometry, edit non-native solids with enhanced direct edit capabilities, Demir Ali, Autodesk Digital Prototyping, June 27, 2014

Yes - You Can Create 'Class A' Surfaces with Inventor - class 'A' surface has styling intent, surface continuity is way of describing or measuring how smoothly one surface meets another, Paul Munford, Design and Motion, June 20, 2014

Something New for Everyone - Inventor 2015 has new freeform editor, 2D sketch enhancements, frame member reuse commands, new hardware settings in application options, better direct edit functionality, John Evans, AUGI Library, May 29, 2014

Autodesk Inventor 2015 Translators - user can import CATIA V5 version R6 through V5-6R2013, Parasolid version up to 26.0, export CATIA V5 version R10 through V5-6R2013, Parasolid version 9.0 to 26.0, Chris Turner, CADline, May 23, 2014

CAD/PDM Software Evaluation: Autodesk Inventor/Vault Professional - introduces standalone applications that provides access to Vault data, discusses basic workflow sequence, assesses pros/cons of applications with respect to their costs, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, May 16, 2014

Inventor 2015: Sweeps with a Twist - new twist option in sweep command offers normal sweeping operations, new setting allows controlling number of rotations in form of degrees around path while it sweeps, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, May 5, 2014

Integrating CAM with CAD is a Big Deal for Design Engineers and Machine Shops - importance of integrated CAM, easy-to-use Inventor HSM offers model accuracy, faster Processing Speed,  perpetual licenses start at $7,500, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, May 5, 2014

Making the Right Selection with AutoCAD 2015 - lasso selection to select bunch of objects, useful new spacebar toggle to switch between crossing, window, fence, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, May 5, 2014

Autodesk Inventor 2015 Sheet Metal Packs a Punch - new version allows application of punch to flat pattern in background, addition of cut normal option in cut dialog, A-Side definition command in flat pattern panel, create flat pattern with unfold/refold command, John Evans, Design and Motion, May 2, 2014

Free Your Forms with Autodesk Inventor 2015 - T-Splines technology offers new way of creating organic forms, convert T-Splines body to solid body with Autodesk tools, transform workflows from history-based modeler to true hybrid with direct edit functionality, Gavin Bath, Design and Motion, Apr 30, 2014

Direct Edits in Autodesk Inventor 2015 - modeling workflow is simplified within Inventor modeling interface, direct edits are now linked to parameters that allows saving all direct edits in feature browser, Clinton Brown, CADline, Apr 25, 2014

Autodesk Keeps CAM Door Open and Re-Certifies GibbsCAM - GibbsCAM directly opens Autodesk Inventor part models, preserving all information, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Apr 23, 2014

Getting Sketch-y with Autodesk Inventor 2015 - sketch tab is always visible, all 2D sketch constraint related options are consolidated into one constraint settings dialog, relax mode to modify constrain geometry by applying new constraints, dimensions, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Apr 17, 2014

Autodesk Inventor Workplanes - A Few Tips and 2015 - spin model to determine positive/negative side of model, flip normal by creating another workplane at zero offset, generate plane with 2 simple clicks between any 2 non-parallel planes, Chris Turner, CADline, Apr 16, 2014

What's New in Inventor 2015 - direct modeling, sketch improvements, sheetmetal enhancements, fast drawing views for large assemblies, shortened dimensions for linear, arc, angular dimensions, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 14, 2014

Inventor 2015 API Enhancements - enhancements in API for parts, sheet metal, assemblies, drawings, ReferencedDocumentCount method in FileManager object to get number of referenced documents, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Apr 8, 2014

Autodesk Inventor 2015 - Sheet Metal Enhancements - improved orientation control in flat pattern, prompt message when deleting flat pattern, A-side definition command, multi-select/deselect points to punch, cut normal in cut command to project selected profile onto surface, Australian CAD Blog, Apr 1, 2014

What's New in Inventor 2015 - improved engineering design tools, 14 new freeform tools, constraint tools, settings, improved start up, learning experience, CADline, Mar 27, 2014

Inventor 2015 - What's New - application options dialog box is now resizable, sketch tab are always available, performance improvement in wrap to surface/face, new constraint tools, settings, Jamie Ditsworth, Inventor Topix, Mar 27, 2014

What's New in Autodesk Inventor 2015 - parametric direct editing, freeform tools, large assembly express mode, AutoCAD Electrical catalogue add-in, point cloud enhancements, Australian CAD Blog, Mar 28, 2014

Autodesk Inventor 2015 Released - What's New, T-Splines - direct edit feature combined with T-Spline freeform bodies provides incredibly powerful hybrid modeler, Gavin Bath, Design and Motion, Mar 27, 2014

Integrated CAM with HSM Express - HSM Express is added into Inventor with 2 main interface changes: CAM browser, CAM ribbon tab; learning CAM job setup, John Evans, AUGI Library, Mar 5, 2014

Joint Connections - WebCast Followup - Q&A, tips about assigning limits, name to joints, refining orientation of components, defining reference of motion limits, converting joints to constraints in Inventor, Jennifer MacMillan, ASCENT Blog, Feb 7, 2014

Set Divergence Points When Modeling Products in Inventor - apply outside-in approach to develop model design, derive original wing into multiple part files that are linked to original, invoke derive command before modeling options without affecting original, Jeff Stueck, Cadalyst, Jan 31, 2014

Inventor - Extrude Custom Font Text - any new font installed in Windows automatically appears in Inventor fonts list, which can be extruded later, Luke Davenport, CADline, Jan 8, 2014

10 App Exchange Reviews - free apps available in Autodesk Inventor Exchange store: Design Checker, Autodesk Remote, feature recognition app, work feature visibility, sheet metal flat export app, feature migrator tool, Collisions4Inventor, time stamp add-in, John Evans, AUGI Library, Nov 18, 2013

Autodesk Remote: What is It and What Can It Do for Me? - pros, cons of application, share, connect options to toggle on/off incoming connections to machine, view list of computers where Autodesk Remote is installed, Darin Green, Synergis, Oct 3, 2013

Autodesk Inventor/Fusion 360 File Formats - Fusion 360 can open SAT, STEP, NX, CATIA, SolidWorks files directly, Inventor can write out Parasolid which is ideal for SolidWorks, Pro/E or NX, Chris Turner, CADline, Oct 1, 2013

Part Solutions for Inventor - online component catalog with 3D CAD models, type keywords to search specific components, build geometric 3D criteria, sketch 2D views on interface, preview dimensions, John Evans, AUGI Library, Sep 18, 2013

Autodesk Remote: Control Your Inventor Through Your iPad - Autodesk Remote along with iPad app helps operate Inventor installed on primary computer from iPad for fast access to native design data over standard networks, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Sep 9, 2013

Working with Cameras, Pt 2 - call camera property of view object, invoke ViewOrientationType property of camera object, set camera orientation to isometric view, apply fit method to modify camera in Inventor, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, Sep 9, 2013

Inventor: Autodesk Remote - standalone app for sharing Autodesk software between 2 computers, access share, connect tab to set computer to host, comes with impressive clipboard but fails to maximize remote window, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Sep 2, 2013

Schedule Linked Files - load linked file before adding unique 'name' value, apply reload from or reload later to update model, create custom titleblock family to add project, client related parameters in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Sep 3, 2013

The Way We Build: Ronchamp - understanding minor adjustment that makes modeling much easier, apply 'tangent end arc' tool to create wall of short arches, employ top slope offset parameter to mass profile family in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Sep 3, 2013

Room Plans and View Templates with Revit Python Shell - utilize python code to assign to future room plan views, iterate over collection elements of OST_Views category, Dima Chiriacov, DP Stuff, Aug 28, 2013

Property Wizardry at Its Finest - Inventor add-in, iPropWiz simplifies management of component properties, has improved property feedback, smart list types, exported properties support optional 2nd format rule, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, June 2013

Feature Recognition for Inventor 2013-2014 Now on Autodesk Exchange Apps - install feature recognition enabler to convert neutral 3D CAD models like STEP, SAT, or IGES solids into models with native Inventor features, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 13, 2013

Autodesk Exchange App Store - New Apps for Subscription Customers - mesh enabler app converts mesh to solid base features or surface features; feature recognition app converts neutral 3D CAD models into full-featured Inventor models, Jamie Ditsworth, Inventor Topix, June 10, 2013

New and Improved Features in Inventor 2014 - improved assembly environment, graphics performance, opens large assemblies faster, option to exclude construction when adding frame, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 11, 2013

Inventor 2014 API Enhancements - support for dimension styles, API support for new types of sketch curves, 3D intersection curves, assembly joints feature, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, Mar 27, 2013

Autodesk Inventor 2014 System Requirements - for general part, assembly design, complex models, mold assemblies, large assemblies, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Mar 26, 2013

Inventor 2014 - What's New - sketch linear or arched slots with a single command, new sweep functionality, connect command to position components and describe motion, graphics enhancements improve the performance of pan, zoom, and rotate of large models in both full and express mode, Jamie Ditsworth, Inventor Topix, Mar 26, 2013

Factory Layout for Owners and Integrators - discussing, addressing challenges before factory owners, system integrators, Robert Baylor, Synergis, Mar 5, 2013

Leveraging Factory Assets - using Autodesk Factory Design Suite utilities to create assets, Bob Baylor, Synergis, Nov 20, 2012

HSMWorks CAM For Inventor - cloud-based, free 123D CNC utility to generate tool path, Clinton Brown, CADline, Nov 8, 2012

Inventor 2013 Suite Workflows - mechanism for exporting engineered design from source Autodesk product to a target product for detailed rendering or animation, Micro Concepts, Oct 11, 2012

Material Considerations in Inventor 2013 - simplified applying, editing physical, visual properties, common material library to improve data transfer across Autodesk products, Mark Flayler, Canadian Manufacturing, Sep 20, 2012

Inventor 2013: Status Bar Icons - describing tools: Snap to Grid, Show/Hide Constraints, Dimension Display, Slice Graphics, Show/Hide Degrees of Freedom, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Sep 17, 2012

Measure Environmental Impact with Eco Materials Adviser - Granta Eco Materials Advisor for Inventor has 3,000 materials available with detailed physical properties, can map component performance directly to BOM, John Evans, AUGI Library, Sep 11, 2012

Writing Inventor Fusion for Mac - Kevin Schneider of Autodesk describes challenges encountered when working to make Inventor Fusion platform-independent, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Aug 28, 2012

Three Free CAD Programs for Engineers and Designers - IronCAD COMPOSE, Autodesk Inventor Fusion, Solid Edge 2D Drafting, Evan Yares, Design World, July 10, 2012

Exchange Apps - Information for Inventor Developers - requirements, guidelines: using registry free mechanism, RibbonBar, delay loading, Stephen Preston, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 17, 2012

TEDCF Publishing's Training Bundle for Inventor - courses' details, criteria, training on advance topics for US$299.95, highly recommended by John Evans, CADdigest.com, July 16, 2012

From Inventor Beginner to Certified Professional - explore training options available, type of classes to take, consider Autodesk resources, books, Inventor community, Dan Banach, AUGI Library, May 3, 2012

Inventor 2013 Literature for Commuters - Wikihelp links for tutorials, tooling, cable and harness, dynamic simulation, stress analysis, Being Inventive, Apr 24, 2012

Cannot Embed PDF Files in a 64 Bit Version of Inventor - OLE objects generated by 32 bit Adobe Reader 9, Adobe X can't be embedded, Autodesk, Apr 19, 2012

It's Here. It's Here - Autodesk Inventor Fusion for Mac - direct links to Autodesk Exchange, Autodesk 360, different import file options, Loren Welch, Manufacturing Toolbox, Apr 17, 2012

An Introduction to Autodesk Inventor 2013 - new file dialogue, improved sketch environment status bar, persistent display settings in parameters, enhanced shrink-wrap tool, Paul Munford, CAD Setter Out, Apr 2012

What Should I Use to Program Inventor? - Visual Basic is recommended for beginners; trimmed down version, Visual Basic 2010 Express from Microsoft is available for free, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, Apr 4, 2012

Configure Default Templates in Inventor 2013 - ability to set default unit, template before starting any of modules, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Apr 4, 2012

Inventor 2013 Product Announcement - New Features - material, appearance libraries, sketching, part, assembly enhancements, dynamic simulation has API, updated translators, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 27, 2012

Inventor 2013 - What's New - user-defined marking menu, overflow menu, enhanced error messages, improved 2D sketch constraints, updated translators, Jamie Ditsworth, Inventor Topix, Mar 27, 2012

Autodesk Inventor 2013 Arrives, and I'm Excited - new file screen, sketch options, ability to set sketch scale by first dimension, remove internal voids in derived component, import STL files, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 27, 2012

Inventor 2013 Product Announcement - New Features - enhanced 'help' experience, welcome screen, origin plane display, primitive shape creation, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 27, 2012

Engineer-to-Order on the Web - web version of Inventor ETO needs DWF plug-in to zoom, rotate 3D models, print 2D drawings, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 20, 2012

Autodesk Inventor ETO Gets Webified - browser-based access, license on per-server basis, powerful intent rules engine, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Mar 20, 2012

Autodesk Inventor Engineer-to-Order: Your Customers May Now Design Their Own Products - helps capture business, engineering rules, then deploy configuration interface over web, automatically generates 3D preview of customized product in real time with updated quote, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Mar 16, 2012

Inventor Engineer to Order - 3D model view to zoom in, review design, option to get personalized quote from seller, John Evans, Design and Motion, Mar 16, 2012

The True Meaning of CAD in the Industry - top 5 suggestions for Inventor developers to integrate CAM, quick look at Granta Eco Materials Advisor, DMSI Validus 2.0 Inventor add-in, Scott Moyse, AUGI Library, Mar 9, 2012

Inventor Multi-Core Raster Views in Drawings - Inventor 2012 uses multiple cores of multi-core processor to process drawing views, helping to continue work inside drawing, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Feb 10, 2012

Preview: Autodesk Talks to Architosh About Inventor Fusion - Autodesk executives on Inventor Fusion for Mac, technology preview, progress with Inventor Publisher, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Feb 5, 2012

Add In Differences Between Inventor and Inventor Professional 2012 - Micro Concepts, Feb 3, 2012

Moldflow Advisor Add In for Autodesk Inventor 2012 - evaluate manufacturing feasibility, cost efficiency, environmental impact, highlight potential design problems, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Jan 20, 2012

Fusion - New Preview Unveiled at Autodesk university 2011 - full cloud accessibility, grip assembly mechanics, no limitations to modeling space, will be available as fully native written Mac app, John Evans, Design and Motion, Dec 7, 2011

Inventor Family: Internal Error 2902. ixfAssemblyCopy - Inventor 2012 SP1 includes previously published hotfixes which creates error, David Lau, Up and Ready, Nov 30, 2011

Announcing Inventor Fusion - It's On the Mac - intuitive editing of existing models, not intended for heavy engineering work, Melanie Perry, Mistress of the Dorkness, Nov 28, 2011

Inventor Data Migration - selecting recommended migration methods depending on type of data, Micro Concepts, Nov 21, 2011

Inventor - Optimization Initial Adoption Results - emphasizing on parametric analysis, helps in selecting features, Autodesk’s cloud server provides off loading to model, optimization provides best possible way to put design in excellent way, John Evans, Design and Motion, Nov 21, 2011

Inventor & Vault - Project File Libraries vs Vault Library Folders - rules for creating libraries; Inventor library is preferred over Vault library, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Nov 17, 2011

Inventor - Granta Eco Materials Adviser Upgrade - full version provides access to over 3000 materials, analysis of unlimited number of components in assemblies, John Evans, Design and Motion, Oct 28, 2011

Work with Large Assemblies - definition, modeling techniques, optimizing Inventor for large assemblies, Autodesk WikiHelp, Oct 2011

Autodesk Inventor: Eco Materials Adviser - benchmark different materials chosen, manufacturing processes affecting energy usage, carbon footprint, RoHS compliance, cost; real-time feedback helps make informed decisions, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, Oct 12, 2011

Inventor Publisher 2012 - Publish to Social Technology Preview - plug-in to publish content to social media web sites like YouTube, Facebook, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Sep 28, 2011

Inventor CAD Standards: Curing Metadata Mishaps - Preventive Maintenance - iLogic rules to fill iProperties correctly, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Sep 23, 2011

Autodesk Inventor for Woodworkers - Where do I Start? - update hardware, learn Inventor, create drawing standards, content, automate, Paul Munford, CAD Setter Out, Sep 8, 2011

Autodesk Product Design Suite: Colours, Materials & Textures - importing models in different software, applying ray tracing, applying color schemes, publishing to Inventor Publisher Mobile, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, Sep 1, 2011

Autodesk Inventor 2012 and Eco Materials Adviser - Now It's Easy Being Green - assign material, manufacturing process, evaluate impact of materials in model, Loren Welch, Manufacturing Toolbox, Aug 5, 2011

Autodesk Inventor: Keystroke References - link to pdf of list of keyboard shortcuts in Autodesk Inventor, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, Aug 4, 2011

What Version of Inventor Created This File? - design assistant helps in determining file version, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, July 28, 2011

Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate 2012 - easy to install single-seat license through portable USB drive, offers software for 2D sketching, direct editing, sustainable designing, simulation analysis, animation, rendering, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Aug 1, 2011

Going Mobile with Autodesk Mobile Apps - SketchBook, Buzzsaw Mobile, Inventor Publisher Mobile Viewer, Bluestreak, AutoCAD WS are available, Gil Cordle, CAD Clues, July 28, 2011

License Sharing Behavior of Autodesk Manufacturing Products and Suites - ability to share single license on same computer, Autodesk, July 25, 2011

Inventor - Finally Gets Its Cloud Optimization Back - optimization process filters results based on specified criteria, John Evans, Design and Motion, July 16, 2011

InventorCAM - Basic Machine Tool Movement Troubleshooting - generating G-Code, editing template, template tool changes, tool height, John Evans, Design and Motion, July 13, 2011

Autodesk Expands Eco Materials Adviser - full release supports in-depth study of materials options, considers eco impact of complete product lifecycle, Beth Stackpole, Design News, July 6, 2011

On the Road Again - Autodesk Inventor Publisher Viewer - quick, interactive Inventor Publisher Mobile can inspect assembly operations closely, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, July 5, 2011

Getting Eco Advice from Autodesk Inventor 2012 - Eco Materials Adviser provides sustainability analysis, verifies designated material, manufacturing process, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, July 6, 2011

Review: Swift Prints 2.0 for Autodesk Inventor - free beta release plug-in replaces standard Inventor plot dialogue, speeds up plotting, Paul Munford, CAD Setter Out, June 27, 2011

Inventor Colors and Priority Order - instance, face, feature, body, part colors, Being Inventive, June 1, 2011

Harnessing the Cloud for Engineering - Inventor Optimization Technology Preview for simplified simulation set-up, performs multiple what-if scenarios in cloud, Bob Williams of Autodesk, Machine Design, May 19, 2011

Harnessing the Cloud for Engineering - Inventor Optimization Technology Preview for simplified simulation set-up, performs multiple what-if scenarios in cloud, Bob Williams of Autodesk, Machine Design, May 19, 2011

Engineer Spotlight: John Evans - on engineering career, using Inventor, comparing with other software, best product ever engineered, GrabCAD, May 20, 2011

TechShop: Stairway to Inventor Heaven - do-it-yourself workshops loaded with equipment, tools, software can make inventor's dream come true, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, May 14, 2011

Inventor Fusion: Direct Modeling the Autodesk Way - change manager technology smoothens bidirectional parametric, direct modeling workflows between Inventor, Fusion, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, May 6, 2011

Using the Inventor 2012 Full Help Even if You are On-line - Being Inventive, May 1, 2011

Early Support News About Inventor 2012 - preparing for installation of Autodesk products, suites, Being Inventive, Apr 22, 2011

Through Thick and Thin: Balzer Pacific Uses On-Demand Analysis to Optimize Design - easy-to-use, web-based simulation tool, Inventor optimization feature helps in minimizing weight, cost while improving product safety, keeps data secure in cloud, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Apr 29, 2011

Dope Beats and Phat CAD - UI highlights in Autodesk Inventor 2012, Rob Cohee, Ellipsis, Apr 12, 2011

Inventor Fusion for Engineers - CAD vendors aim for engineers with SpaceClaim Engineer, Creo Direct with simulation, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 3, 2011

Autodesk's Two Application Approach for Freeform Surfacing - Inventor 2012 to ship without Alias Design freeform surfacing technology, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 2, 2011

Marking Menu in Inventor 2012 - marking menu in various environments: sketching, part modeling, drafting view, sheet metal, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Mar 27, 2011

Autodesk Inventor 2012: New Standards for 3D Modeling Ease of Use - integrated Inventor Fusion, marking menu, upgraded direct manipulation, improved design feature creation, Manufacturing Community, Mar 29, 2011

Autodesk Inventor 2012: Improved Design and Documentation Productivity - high speed design views, faster start-up, improved error handling, iLogic UI builder, Manufacturing Community, Mar 24, 2011

Autodesk Manufacturing 2011 Investor Webcast - Robert Kross of Autodesk shares stats about manufacturing industry group, Q&A, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 29, 2011

Autodesk Inventor 2012 - What's New? - customizable context sensitive marking menus, enhanced mini toolbars/heads up display, ray tracing tool in Inventor graphics window, eco materials advisor, Steve Bedder, Autodesk Manufacturing Northern Europe, Mar 24, 2011

Inventor 2012 - What's New - expanded mini toolbar, drawing view creation with multiple processors, BIM Exchange supports parameters, Dan Banach, MasterGraphics, Mar 22, 2011

Inventor Publisher 2012 - What's New - ability to set size of publisher area, SolidWorks, JT files support, layer visibility control for 2D AutoCAD blocks, Dan Banach, MasterGraphics, Mar 23, 2011

What’s Happening in Digital Prototyping? - software more capable, affordable, 'democratizing' design, visualization, analysis, Lawrence Gould, Time Compression, Oct 29, 2010

InventorCAM 2010 First Impressions - CAM totally integrated within Inventor, painless set up, intuitive, recommended by John Evans, Design and Motion, Dec 22, 2010

Using the Cloud for Simulation and Analysis - Autodesk building ability to use clouds into Inventor so analysis can occur in high performance computing environment in the cloud, white paper by CIMdata on Autodesk site, Dec 15, 2010

Publisher - 2011 Release R1 Highlights - Autodesk Inventor Publisher 2011, section/detail views, view tab enhancements, affected snapshot, John Evans, Design and Motion, Oct 12, 2010

What iPhone Applications Are You Using? - various apps for Apple devices, including Inventor publisher mobile viewer for viewing 3D assembly instructions, SketchBook mobile, Garin Gardiner, In the Machine, Oct 6, 2010

Inventor - Incorporating Adaptability in Top Down Design - adaptable skeleton concept, constraining sketch, design accelerator, John Evans, Design and Motion, Oct 1, 2010

Inventor - Incorporating Adaptability in Top Down Design - adaptable skeleton concept, constraining sketch, design accelerator, John Evans, Design and Motion, Oct 1, 2010

Dynamic Input (Sketch HUD) - enabled for commonly used sketch commands in Inventor, persistent dimensions function, dynamic prompts, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Sep 26, 2010

Start Inventor with Fixed Application Options (/p in AutoCAD) - Only 32 bit OS - application options set in compatible.xml file, Being Inventive, Sep 22, 2010

Task Scheduler in Inventor 2011 - batch processor in Autodesk Inventor, sequential task manager, migrate files task, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Sep 19, 2010

Do You Want 3D Annotation in Inventor? - creating/attaching engineering annotations to Inventor model, displayed in 3D graphics window, Garin Gardiner, In the Machine, Sep 10, 2010

Autodesk Labs - 3D Annotation Technology Preview for Inventor - marking up models in part file itself, new ribbon tab, feature notes, toleranced dimensioning, text, John Evans, Design and Motion, Aug 24, 2010

Design Automation Inventor vs. SolidWorks - lean design, finding/eliminating waste, iLogic, Rob Cohee, Ellipsis, Aug 24, 2010

Autodesk Inventor vs. Dassault 3D CAD - Inventor 2011 beating Dassault SolidWorks in every category, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Aug 11, 2010

Using C# with the Inventor API (Pt 3) - optional arguments, using Documents.Add method, resizing array, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, Aug 12, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2)

Comparing the Capabilities of Autodesk Inventor Professional 2011 and SolidWorks Premium 2010 Using TechniCom's Delphi Expert Technique - 15 functional areas of Autodesk Inventor Professional 2011 vs SolidWorks Premium 2010 with 'astounding' results, Ray Kurland, CAD-Portal, Aug 9, 2010

Independent Reports: When It All Goes Wrong, It Goes Wrong Big Time - author disputes Ray Kurland's favorable outcome for Inventor when compared with SolidWorks, Al Dean, Develop3D, Aug 11, 2010

Ray Posts Whitepaper Comparing Inventor and SolidWorks - genesis of study, including selection of 15 functional areas that may have been favorable to Inventor picked from a total of 24, Autodesk involvement, clarification on BIM use, Raykurlands Blog, Aug 10, 2010

TechniCom’s Kurland Discusses the Autodesk Inventor vs. SolidWorks Study - analyst ignites controversy with pro Inventor study, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 11, 2010

Using C# with the Inventor API (Pt 2) - property name differences, transformation property, cell property, methods returning values as arguments, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, Aug 2, 2010 (also see Pt 1)

Unable to Import STEP or IGES File into Inventor - Microsoft issue, technical solution, Autodesk Inventor Services & Support, July 30, 2010

Plug-In of the Month - Feature Manager - displaying assembly features valid for transfer, Send to Parts option, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, June 25, 2010

AutoCAD Users Experience the Benefit of Autodesk Inventor - add Inventor to AutoCAD workflow, digital prototyping, 3D mechanical design, design automation, integrated data management, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Jun 15, 2010

Project File Version in Autodesk Inventor 2011 - specifying number of file versions in OldVersions folder, assembly files, productivity, Sunith Babu L, CAD Professor, Jun 17, 2010

AutoCAD Users Experience the Benefit of Autodesk Inventor - add Inventor to AutoCAD workflow, digital prototyping, 3D mechanical design, design automation, integrated data management, Sunith Babu L, CAD Professor, Jun 15, 2010

Autodesk Inventor 2011 - much to like with latest release as Inventor continues to make huge strides in user experience, assemblies, plus frame design, simulation, Alias for Inventor, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Jun11, 2010

3D Printing From Autodesk Inventor 2011 - generating STL files, available options, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Jun 3, 2010

Centaur Hunting in the Cloud - video, Autodesk Inventor users, optimization session, Kenneth Wong, Jun 1, 2010

More Great Videos - video, enhanced visualization, real time graphics in Inventor 2011, Garin Gardiner, In the Machine, Jun 1, 2010

Moldflow Krypton for Autodesk Inventor 2011 and LT 2011 - plastic injection molded parts, manufacturability, cost of production, Autodesk Inventor Add, Sunith Babu L, CAD Professor, May 27, 2010

Moldflow Krypton for Inventor and SolidWorks - designing public parts, helpful to non-engineers, Deelip Menezes, May 25, 2010

Autodesk Fortifies Digital Prototyping with Ground-Breaking Inventor Features and New Products for 2011 - digital prototyping, Inventor 2011 supports all facets of 3D modeling, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, May 13, 2010

Inventor Fusion, a Transitional Modeler for 2D Users - Kevin Schneider on Inventor Fusion, certain Fusion's direct geometry manipulation functions incorporated into Autodesk Inventor 2011, integration of Fusion function into Autodesk Shape Manager, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, May 5, 2010

Autodesk Alias Design 2011 for Inventor: Curves Ahead - Alias-style NURBS-editing tools available from within Inventor, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Apr 15, 2010

Inventor Frame Analysis or Stress Analysis - Some Pro's and Con's - comparison of simple beam finite element model versus beam composed of triangular elements, Wasim, Virtual Reality, Apr 23, 2010

Rule-Based Design with iLogic in Autodesk Inventor 2011 - iLogic used in simple rules based exercise, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Apr 23, 2010

Fusion Again - Fusion workflow, stress analysis run results, Algor Simulation 2011, Jay Tedeschi, Autodesk, Apr 7, 2010

Inventor 2011 Product Announcement - New Features - image based lighting, reflections, dynamic input for sketching geometry, iLogic, iCopy included, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 25, 2010

What's New for Autodesk Inventor 2011 - Sketching - dynamic input, profile closing features, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 25, 2010

Inventor 2011 is Here - direct manipulation with real-time previews, integration of iLogic, Inventor Fusion interoperability, realistic rendering in modeling environment, Garin Gardiner, In the Machine, Mar 25, 2010

Autodesk Inventor 2011 (Pt 1) - Direct Manipulation - exploring in-canvas display, its components, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 25, 2010

Autodesk Inventor 2011 (Pt 2) - iLogic - understanding basic concepts involved, creating rule, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 25, 2010

Autodesk Inventor 2011 (Pt 3) - iLogic Enhancements - text, true/false parameter types added, new way of triggering rule, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 25, 2010

Autodesk Inventor 2011 (Pt 4) - Move Face and Automatic Blending - free move option, automatic blending feature added, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Mar 25, 2010

Autodesk Inventor Assembly Features video or audio - understanding concept of assembly features, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Feb 14, 2010

Add the Power of Showcase 2010 to Your Inventor Workflow exclusive video or audio - Ian Hooper, Autodesk University 2009

Autodesk Visit - Interview with Kevin Schneider - talk about SolidWorks V6, Inventor on cloud, Inventor Fusion Technology Preview 2 shipping in 2 parts, issues with change manager, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Feb 6, 2010

Autodesk's Inventor Fusion Takes a Different Path to Direct Modeling

Inventor Publisher Tech Preview: Quick Look - software can create keyframe-based animations, has wide range of presentation styles, many output options, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Jan 5, 2010

The Season for Change - list for improving efficiencies in design area, Dennis Jeffrey, AUGI, Dec 2009 (may require free registration)

Movie Makers Wanted: A Quick Look at Inventor Publisher Technology Preview video or audio - 3D documentation publishing application for creating assembly instructions, repair manuals, other CAD-based documents, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Dec 17, 2009

Up and Running - book by Wasim Younis on Autodesk Inventor Simulation 2010 deals with mechanical simulation, dynamic simulation, David Chadwick, CAD User, Oct/Nov 2009

Inventor Fusion Technology Preview - Don't Miss It video or audio - impressive UI, context sensitive right-click marking menus, CAD Geek Speak!, Dec 7, 2009

Interactive 3D on Your Mobile. Inventor Publisher iPhone App {Hands-on } #AU2009 video or audio - Inventor Publisher Tech Preview demonstrated on iPhone, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Dec 3, 2009

Change has Arrived video or audio - Change Manager plug-in, Autodesk Inventor, Inventor Fusion combination offer direct-to-parametric conversion, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Nov 24, 2009

MDT Translations Revisited - translating Mechanical Desktop files into Autodesk Inventor, Dennis Jeffrey, AUGI, Nov 2009 (may require free registration)

Change Manager: The Gateway Between Parametric and Direct Modeling - Inventor plug-in 'Change Manager' can translate direct edits into parametric features in Technology Preview 2, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Nov 19, 2009

Extending Autodesk Inventor: Understanding Autodesk Labs Applications exclusive - background on Autodesk Labs, purpose of Labs applications for Inventor, demonstration of Labs applications for Inventor, Preston Lord, Autodesk University 2008

Inventor Fusion Preview II - The Fusion - carrying out direct edits on history-based model, Paul Hamilton, Nov 2, 2009

Inventor Fusion or AutoCAD Revisit? Follow-Up - Change Manager filling gap between linear, non-linear modeling, Solid DNA Blog, Nov 2, 2009

Inventor Fusion Technology Preview 2 - Pt 5 - data flow between Inventor 2010, Inventor Fusion, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 31, 2009

Inventor Fusion Technology Preview 2 - Pt 6 - creating Fusion-flavored DWG files, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 31, 2009

Inventor Fusion Technology Preview 2 - Pt 7 - learning from Change Manager failures, Deelip.com, Oct 31, 2009

Inventor Fusion Technology Preview 2 - Pt 8 - Change Manager fails more often than it succeeds though this may have more to do with Autodesk's packaging of it, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 31, 2009

Inventor Fusion Technology Preview 2 - Pt 9 - Change Manager fails numerous times during testing, often crashing Inventor 2010 in the process, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 31, 2009

Inventor Fusion Technology Preview 2 - Pt 10 - comparison with direct editing features of SolidWorks Instant3D technology, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 31, 2009

Autodesk Previews Change Manager for Inventor Fusion - edit model in Inventor Fusion, then move it into Inventor, updating model automatically, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Oct 30, 2009

Hands on with Inventor Fusion Tech Preview 2.0 & Change Management - Change Management add-in facilitates data transfer between Fusion, Inventor, plus improved geometry selection tools, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Oct 28, 2009

Inventor Fusion News: Bidirectional Change-Manager Added - 'Change Manager' converts direct edits into parametric properties, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 21, 2009

Autodesk Inventor Fusion Adds Thick, Beefy Change Management to Manage Your Change - back & forth parametric-direct-parametric functionality, basic steps of workflow, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 26, 2009

Inventor Fusion Technology Preview 2 - Pt 2 - carrying out direct modeling operations on history based parametric model, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 27, 2009

Inventor Fusion Technology Preview 2 - Pt 3 - understanding 'Change Manager' feature, determining treatments for individual changes, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 27, 2009

Inventor Fusion Technology Preview 2 - Pt 4 - Autodesk's Kevin Schneider discusses direct modeling by other vendors, Inventor Fusion modeling kernel, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 27, 2009

Fusion Preview 2 Available Monday - new Fusion change manager environment, types of changes shown in color, scale for showing size of objects, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 1, 2009

Inventor Fusion Tech Preview 2.0 Goes Live: History & Non-History do the Fandango - Autodesk focuses on ability to rationalize together traditional feature and history-based model edits with history-less modeling practices, Al Dean, Develop 3D, Oct 26, 2009

Autodesk Inventor 2009 Certified Associate and Professional Exam Preparation Class exclusive - review exam objects for Inventor certified associate exam, open discussion about Autodesk Inventor functionality that you need to know to be certified, Dan Banach, Autodesk University 2008

Inventor Goes Wild West - Pt 1 - Wild West Motor Company dumps SolidWorks for Inventor for developing high-end motorcycle, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 15, 2009

3D Modeler Lets Users Exploit the API - Autodesk Inventor 2010 API can use Microsoft VB, VB.net, avail number of free code options for application, plus some examples, Allen Gager, CADdigest.com, Oct 6, 2009

Green Concerns Materialize - Autodesk Inventor Professional 2010, SolidWorks 2010 help users make choices of materials, calculate environmental impact of designs, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Aug 10, 2009

Autodesk Tests New Design Technology - Inventor Fusion technology attempts to provide bidirectional parametric, direct workflows, mixed data formats, allows changes to existing designs, Emily-Sue Sloane, Managing Automation, Jun 25, 2009

Autodesk Labs Serves up a Taste of Fusion - Inventor Fusion chooses direct or history-based modeling approach automatically, focusing on UI, Beth Stackpole, Design News, July 7, 2009

Inventor Fusion Pt 3: Plans for the Future + a Conclusion of Sorts - Kevin Schneider of Autodesk talks about round trip with Inventor, standalone application, customers reaction, Al Dean, Develop3D, Jun 29, 2009

Autodesk Inventor 2010 AutoSave Reminder - built in tool helps turn on/off notification, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Jun 30, 2009

Inventor Fusion Pt 2: Working with Existing Geometry, Assemblies + Annotation - imports only solid geometry, has basic feature recognition tools, ability to create assemblies using basic mating tools, Al Dean, Develop3D, Jun 29, 2009

Inventor Fusion Pt I: Inventor Fusion - Getting Started and Creating Geometry - minimal UI, dynamic user experience, material definition, texturing control for parts, multi purpose press/pull command, Al Dean, Develop3D, Jun 25, 2009

Inventor Fusion: "Unites Direct and Parametric Workflows" - What? - author clarifies statements on Autodesk Labs web site, Paul Hamilton, Jun 25, 2009

Inventor Fusion is Finally Out, But - previews direct modeling workflow only, Deelip.com, Jun 25, 2009

Inventor Fusion or AutoCAD Revisit? - Inventor fusion is based on AutoCAD scheme, Solid DNA Blog, Jun 25, 2009

The Fusion UI - Inventor Fusion has 8 segment icon menu, way of accessing marking menu item directly, triad, selection strip, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jun 24, 2009

Game ON. Inventor Fusion Tech Preview Ready for Direct/Parametric Mashup - Autodesk's application with best of both explicit and parametric modeling features, video examples, SolidSmack, Jun 24, 2009

Inventor Fusion: An Atomic Future on June 25th - project history, direct and parametric workflows in single application, video, Mark Flayler, IMAGINIT Technologies, Jun 24, 2009

Autodesk Inventor Fusion, Ready for Inspection - Technology Preview executable code available for test drive on Autodesk Labs, video showing features, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Jun 24, 2009

Inventor - Projected Geometry and Non-Orthogonal Planes - solutions are using cut edges, surfaces, projecting sketch geometry, work features, John Evans, From Civil to Inventor, Jun 1, 2009

Activate Blogs in Inventor 2010 - get live update of favorite blogs within Inventor through InfoCenter, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Jun 1, 2009

The Creative Inventor - surviving tips for individual Inventor users, companies during recession, Dennis Jeffrey, AUGI, May 2009 (may require free registration) 

The Power of Fusion - easy-to-use Autodesk Inventor Fusion technology offers bidirectional parametric, direct workflows with context-sensitive, point-of-access tools, David Chadwick, CAD User, Feb/Mar 2009

Autodesk Brings Multiple Improvements to CAD - Inventor 2010 has progressive tool tips, Shrinkwrap feature, sheet metal tools, ability to automatically generate patching surface, Tom Shelley, Manufacturing Computer Solutions, May 14, 2009

Review: Autodesk 2010 - Inventor 2010 adopts ribbon, FEA introduced to core product, plastic part design technology included, Alias integrated, Al Dean, MCAD Online, May 6, 2009

Get Ready for Inventor 2010 - make enough space on hard drive, backup your files, use single project file approach, Dennis Jeffrey, AUGI, Apr 2009 (may require free registration)

Autodesk Inventor 2010 - Installation - procedure for standard installation, creating deployments, installing tools, utilities, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Apr 20, 2009

COFES 2009 - Inventor Fusion is Coming - to be offered in May, Inventor Fusion will be able to directly edit, maintaining feature tree, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 17, 2009

Inventor File Translators - chart for Inventor file transitions, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Apr 9, 2009

Inventor 2010 Application Options - save reminder for saving work at adjusted time, CAD Geek Speak!, Apr 7, 2009

Making It Real with Revit and Inventor - relating Inventor, Revit to architectural design, workflows, Lee Miller, Autodesk University 2008

Autodesk Inventor: The Best Tool for Difficult Architectural Details - methods for developing difficult architectural details, shorten design to fabrication process, Steve Widom, Autodesk University 2008

Enhancements to Autodesk's 2010 Manufacturing Portfolio - features, improvements, Lauren Browne, Inventor Connection, Feb 23, 2009 requires free registration

Inventor Fusion Goes Public - Autodesk previews technology that allows direct modeling in Inventor, which had been only history based, videos of presentation, Q&A, Al Dean, Develop3D, Feb 4, 2009

Autodesk Joins the Hybrid CAD Movement with Inventor Fusion - parametric, direct modeling now in a single application, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Feb 5, 2009

Inventor Fusion - Autodesk offers direct modeling, leaving Alibre and SolidWorks 'in the cold,' Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Dec 9, 2008

SpaceClaim Reacts to Inventor Fusion - Mike Payne considers Inventor Fusion flattery, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Dec 9, 2008

Inventor Fusion Technology Preview - Fast, Easy Selection - video shows quick selection of tools for direct manipulation of design models, Autodesk, Dec 17, 2008

Inventor Fusion Technology Preview - Heads up Design - video shows heads-up sketching, modeling predict actions based on design context, Autodesk, Dec 17, 2008

Inventor Fusion Technology Preview - Rapid Design Changes - video shows making unlimited changes, express design ideas irrespective of feature order, dependencies, original CAD system, Autodesk, Dec 17, 2008

Inventor Reads CATIA; Why Doesn't SolidWorks? - Autodesk translator for Dassault Systems product, Ralph Grabowski, World CAD Access, Dec 8, 2008

Best Way to Translate CATIA Files into SolidWorks? Use Inventor - is Dassault concerned users will switch to SolidWorks from CATIA?, Matt Writes Blog, Dec 8, 2008

Live from AU2008: Day 2: WOW - videos showing Autodesk sketching tech preview, future of Inventor, Inventor Tech Pubs, Al Dean, Develop3D Blog, Dec 3, 2008

Which Version is it? Pt 2 - Inventor - using iProperties feature of Windows Explorer on Inventor file to find Inventor version used to create it, Mark Flayer, IMAGINiT Technologies, Nov 15, 2008

CATIA V5 Inventor Translator - get mechanical designs or its parts from CATIA into Autodesk product, Mark Flayer, IMAGINiT Technologies, Nov 19, 2008

Being Green is an Autodesk Priority - Sustainable Materials Assistant (SMA) for Inventor from Autodesk Labs helps designers reduce carbon footprint, Lauren Browne, Inventor Connection, Oct 10, 2008  requires free registration

SolidWorks 2009 vs. Inventor 2009 - many similarities in functions like dual dimensions, 64-bit version, BOM, geometry sensors in assemblies, handling large assemblies, electrical functions, new interface, Caetano Prodi, 3D CAD, Oct 7, 2008

Duplicate File Names in Vault - finding and renaming duplicate named files uniquely, Brian Schanen, Manufacturing Community, July 28, 2008

Known Issues of Inventor 2008 in Vista - several limitations, such as no support to OpenGL, warrant upgrade to Inventor 2009, Caetano Prodi, 3D CAD Blog, July 14, 2008

Inventor for Architecture - 2010 Richmond Olympic Oval - StructureCraft Builders / Cannon Design - use of Inventor combined with Revit for architecture, David Fano, Design ReForm, July 13, 2008

Stop Constraining Common Parts Use iMate - save time when constraining commonly used Inventor parts, Dave, INCAT CAD Geeks, June 19, 2008

2008 Hardware Roundup Overview - multi-core processors, powerful GPUs, graphics processor changes, global workstations, split screen workstations, more about trends and hot technologies, Inventor Connections, ConnectPress, June 16, 2008

Vault and Inventor 2009 Integration - It's the Little Things - faster check in operations, direct access from file dialogs, better browser performance, more, Brian Schanen, Under The Hood, Apr 25, 2008

What is Digital Prototyping? - CAD insiders may be dismissive of Autodesk's push for digital prototyping but 'noise' may be obscuring company's attempt to overtake 3D design, Deelip Menezes, Apr 21, 2008

Edit iProperties Expressions - video showing Inventor 2009 functionality, Ask The INCAT CAD Geeks, Apr 7, 2008

Making Assembly Life More Manageable in Inventor 2009 - Derived Assemblies and Substitute LOD's - Ask The INCAT CAD Geeks, Apr 4, 2008

Remember MDT - Grip Snap Move and Rotate With Inventor 2009 - Grip Snap tool for moving and rotating components and subassemblies, Ask The INCAT CAD Geeks, Apr 3, 2008

What's New With Inventor 2009 (Article 4) - 64-bit version for improved performance, Garin Gardiner, In The Machine, Apr 2, 2008

F-Stop in Inventor? - depth of field control added in Inventor 2009, Ask The INCAT CAD Geeks, Apr 1, 2008

Thank You Sir May I Have Another - Place Component Orientation feature in Inventor 2009, Ask The INCAT CAD Geeks, Mar 31, 2008

Center of Attention, With Inventor 2009 - ability to display center of gravity location in drawing view, Ask The INCAT CAD Geeks, Mar 27, 2008

What's New With Inventor 2009 (Article3) - new self draining tube and pipe styles for create self draining in process equipments, Garin Gardiner, In The Machine, Mar 24, 2008

2009 Parts List Filters - ability to control items being displayed in parts list in Inventor 2009, Ask The INCAT CAD Geeks, Mar 20, 2008

You Won't Need That GPS to Navigate in 2009 - video on using new navigation tools in Inventor 2009, Ask The INCAT CAD Geeks, Mar 19, 2008

What is That Chrome Reflection? - video on changing reflections in Inventor 2009, Ask The INCAT CAD Geeks, Mar 18, 2008

Create Your Own Inventor Digital Prototyping Task List - list can include drive constraints, contact sets and solver, auto limits, more, Ask The INCAT CAD Geeks, Mar 14, 2008

Autodesk 2009 Lineup, Part 2 - new ViewCube and SteeringWheels, Mirror Project tools in Revit; Inventor has ability to handle complex assemblies, realistic graphical representation, more, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 12, 2008

Inside the Contour Flange With Some Internal Bends - Inventor 2009 video tutorial, Ask The INCAT CAD Geeks, Mar 11, 2008

What's New With Inventor 2009 (Article 2) - enhanced drawing manager, new crop view tool, automated centerlines, more, Garin Gardiner, In The Machine, Mar 7, 2008

Technical What's New in Inventor 2009 - 64-bit support, simplified sheet metal design tools, enhanced dynamic simulation, rendering and animation tools, more, Autodesk, Mar 2008 20 page pdf

Trim & Extend Make the Cut in Inventor 2009 - cutting edges by holding down CTL key, Ask The INCAT CAD Geeks, Mar 4, 2008

What's New With Inventor 2009 (Article 1) - improved sketching environment and ability to choose constraint, Garin Gardiner, In The Machine, Feb 29, 2008

Explicit Angles Instead of Expletives for Angles - Inventor 2009 has ability to define direction perpendicular to rotation direction, Ask The INCAT CAD Geeks, Feb 26, 2008

What's New in Inventor 2009 - Drawing View Crop - crop out undesired in drawings view, Ask The INCAT CAD Geeks, Feb 11, 2008

Autodesk World Press Days 2008 -- Day 1.75 - Inventor 2009 has improved sheet metal design, native 64 bit support while Revit 2009 has increased sustainable design and energy analysis, commercial condensing units, more, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Feb 12, 2008

It's Alive- Autodesk labs offers 2D/3D tool for Inventor, translator add-ins for Inventor and Inventor LT, Frame Generator customization tool, Jay Tedeschi, The Gear Box, Dec 17, 2007

October 2007, Inventor Wish List Ballot Results - ability to retain constraints in assemblies and 64 bit version of Inventor are among top 10 wishes, Mike Perry, BLAUGI, Dec 4, 200

Comparison of Autodesk Inventor LT Technology Preview to other Autodesk Inventor Products - comparison with Inventor Suite 2008 and Inventor Professional 2008, Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, Nov 15, 2007

DWG TrueConnect; the Secret Strength of Inventor 2008 - capabilities for Inventor and AutoCAD users, converting Inventor drawing files to DWG, Thom Tremblay, Engineering Education for the Non-Civil Minded, Oct 23, 2007

Autodesk Takes Flight with FEA Functionality - PlassoTech acquisition improves Autodesk Inventor's FEA capabilities for entire assemblies and more, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Oct 8, 2007

Digital Prototyping - What does It Mean to You? - digital prototyping environment interconnects ideation, engineering, and manufacturing divisions of organization, Thom Tremblay, Engineering Education for the Non-Civil Minded, Oct 8, 2007

Unreleased Inventor Spy Photo - new plastic design commands might be part of next Inventor release, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Oct 3, 2007

What is Functional Design? - Autodesk Inventor's functional design tool eases history-free operations to make efficient digital prototype, Andrew Anagnost of Autodesk, Machine Design, Sep 25, 2007

The Creative Inventor: Engineer/Designer Goals - questions determining design standards and goals of company, Dennis Jeffrey, AUGI, Sep 2007 (requires free registration)

Incorrect Display of Markup Options in Inventor 2008 - workaround is to change status of markup in properties dialog, Volker Joseph, Beyond the Paper, Sep 17, 2007

New Digital Prototyping Features - Inventor 2008 has improved virtual stress analysis, new ribbon-cable functionality, efficient sketching tools, and more features to validate designs, Amy Bunszel of Autodesk, Cadalyst, Sep 1, 2007

Autodesk Pushes Ahead with Digital Prototyping - a digital prototyping initiative, PlassoTech acquisition can help enhance Inventor Professional Simulation capabilities, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, Sep 6, 2007

Autodesk Gets FEA, Part 2 - Autodesk discusses PlassoTech acquisition and plans to incorporate technology into Inventor, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Sep 4, 2007

Autodesk Finally Gets FEA - with PlassoTech acquisition, Autodesk joins other MCAD vendors, many of whom have been offering FEA for years, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Aug 27, 2007

DWG TrueConnect: Questions and Answers - FAQs about handling layouts, shared objects, DWG interoperability, more, Clayton Pepmiller, Hagerman & Company, Inc., July 2007

3-D Software Gets Real - Autodesk Inventor helps build virtual prototypes of complex designs easily and quickly, Khari Johnson, Business 2.0 Magazine, July 20, 2007

Avoid Combining 2D to 3D Tool for R11 with the Autodesk Inventor LT Technology Preview - compatibility of Inventor-related technology preview with Inventor, Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, June 28, 2007

Autodesk Inventor LT Technology Preview on Microsoft Windows Vista? - limitations of running Inventor LT Technology Preview on Vista, Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, June 27, 2007

Inventor LT: On the Road to Retail - even with limited capabilities, Autodesk can put Inventor LT on the market for $999, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, June 14, 2007

Combinations of Inventors, Translators, and LT - compatibility of Inventor 10, 11, 2008 and LT with translator add-ins, Inventor LT technology preview and Inventor 2008, Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, June 11, 2007

Official Inventor Podcast Episode #12 - Inventor LT - Garin Gardiner, In the Machine, May 31, 2007

Autodesk Inventor 2008 Tube & Pipe Styles and Legacy Runs - exporting the needed style from the master runs file and importing the style into a legacy run, Autodesk, June 2007

Decals Make Things Look Better - adding a decal to an electric motor model in Inventor, Garin Gardiner, In the Machine, May 17, 2007

Designing with Parametric Sketches - defining parametric sketching and its benefits in Inventor, Cory McConnell, Autodesk, June 2007, pdf

The Creative Inventor - creating a 3D model from a sketch and making a 2D drawing from it, Dennis Jeffrey, AUGI, May 2007 (requires free registration)

Boasting Over Inventor 2008 - Amy Bunszel of Autodesk lists important features including dynamic simulation enhancements, ribbon cable design tools, DWG TrueConnect, more, Rita Stange, Inventor Connections, May 14 2007 (may require free registration)

Deployment Fails After Specifying the Deployment Name - remove spaces from deployment name in Inventor 2008, Autodesk, April 30, 200

How to Enter Subscripts and Superscripts in Inventor, Revit and AutoCAD? - Unicode for subscripts and superscipts, CAD Forum, May 2007

What User Rights do I Need to Run Autodesk Inventor? - it depends on the Inventor and Windows versions, CAD Forum, May 2007

Our Favorite Inventor Features - DWG TrueConnect, drawing manager, and mass properties are some favorite features of Autodesk product managers, AUGI, May 2007 (may require free registration

Autodesk Drops a Bombshell -- Inventor LT Available and It's Free! - Inventor LT will sell for under $1000 but is currently available for free download, has all the part modeling capability of Inventor, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, May 3, 2007

Inventor LT: Greg Needn't Worry - Inventor LT cannot make assemblies and does not support add-ons, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, May 3, 2007

Inventor Wish List: February 2007 Results - wishes include: indicate constraint error, create folders in assembly browser, increased performance, more, Mike Perry, BLAUGI, April 15, 2007

The Creative Inventor - customized help files, dynamic prompting, options files, and native DWG file feature in Inventor 2008 make it friendly for AutoCAD users, Dennis Jeffrey, AUGI, April 2007 (requires free registration)

Inventor 2008 New Favorite Feature #7 - constraint doctor highlights the parts causing problems, Kevin Schneider, The Gear Box, March 30, 2007

Inventor 2008 New Favorite Feature #6...Remember MDT? - Inventor 2008 displays number of constraints and dimensions required on the status bar, Kevin Schneider, The Gear Box, March 14, 2007

Inventor 2008 Countdown Article #7: Tools for the AutoCAD User - ability to save and restore profiles, new high resolution icons, XP Style controls, Dynamic Prompt Tooltips, more, Garin Gardiner, Autodesk's In the Machine, March 14, 2007

Inventor 2008 Countdown #6 (Ribbon Cable) - ribbon cables for building a digital prototype plus ability to automatically add connectors, Garin Gardiner, Autodesk's In the Machine, March 12, 2007

Inventor 2008 Debuts - AliasStudio interoperability, sheet metal and ribbon cable design tools, sketch productivity tools, dynamic simulation and FEA tools, more, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, March 1, 2007

Inventor 2008 Countdown #5 (Drawing Manager 2 of 2) - improved revision tables, hatch by material style, detail views, standards-based drawings, Garin Gardiner, Autodesk's In the Machine, March 2, 2007

Inventor 2008 Countdown #4 (Drawing Manager 1 of 2) - ability to place isometric dimensions, to include mass in title-blocks, BOM/parts list variables, Garin Gardiner, Autodesk's In the Machine, March 2, 2007

Hotfix - Create or Edit Text in IDW Files After Applying Microsoft Hotfix KB918118 - Autodesk, March 1, 2007

Inventor 2008 Countdown - DWG TrueConnect #3 - DWG TrueConnect can incorporate DWG data into 3D models, Garin Gardiner, Autodesk's In the Machine, March 1, 2007

Inventor 2008 New Favorite Feature #3 and #4 - ability to update mass properties of parts and put part mass props on the title block, Kevin Schneider, The Gear Box, February 23, 2007

Inventor 2008 New Favorite Feature #5 - ability to specify NPT tapered pipe threads while using hole feature, Kevin Schneider, The Gear Box, February 26, 2007

Inventor 2008 Countdown - DWG TrueConnect #2 - DWG TrueConnect solves the problem of redesigning and then integrating the updated files with the original ones, Garin Gardiner, Autodesk's In the Machine, February 27, 2007

Inventor 2008 Countdown - ability to save Inventor drawings as DWG files plus DWG TrueConnect to help viewing 3D model, Garin Gardiner, Autodesk's In the Machine, February 23, 2007

Inventor 2008 New Favorite Feature #2 - ability to turn off the pre-highlighting in the NEW APPLICATION options, Kevin Schneider, The Gear Box, February 20, 2007

Functional Design 101 - Andrew Anagnost of Autodesk explains the concept of functional design, Leslie Gordon, Machine Design, February 14, 2007

What's New in Inventor 2008 - improved sheet metal design tools, DWG TrueConnect feature, separate revision tables for drawings, more, Autodesk, February 2007, 18 page pdf, 1.14 Mb download

Inventor 2008 New Feature #1 - DWG TrueConnect feature is very useful, plus "SAVE AS" capability is also added to Inventor 2008, Kevin Schneider, The Gear Box, February 14, 2007

Inventor 2008 Announced - DWG and AliasStudio interoperability, sheet metal design tools, ribbon cable design tools, sketch productivity tools, 3D CAD, February 13, 2007

Autodesk Licenses ImpactXoft Technologies - functional modeling capability will run in Inventor to facilitate the design of molded parts, L. Stephen Wolfe & Randall S. Newton, CADdigest.com, December 14, 2006

Inventor Connections 2006 Salary Survey - survey results based on industry, title, education, experience, age, company size, etc., Inventor Connections, December 11, 2006 (requires free registration)

"From the Main Stage, Autodesk University Manufacturing Presentation." - Robert 'Buzz' Kross, VP of Manufacturing Solutions, discussed the challenges in manufacturing industry and how customer feedback is helpful, Rita Stange & John Myers, Inventor Connections, November 30, 2006 (requires free registration)

Functional Design Revisited - functional design redefines CAD in a technical way, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, November 2, 2006

3D for Life - Alistair Brook, Autodesk's education manager, believes that educating young students about technologies like Autodesk Inventor Professional can develop their 3D modeling skills, MCAD Online, October 10, 2006

Inventor Coverage Provokes Big Questions - competing claims create a dilemma among MCAD buyers, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, August 27, 2006

Autodesk's Andrew Anagnost Discusses Functional Design - Autodesk using technology from recently acquired Mechsoft and Engineering Intent, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, August 25, 2006

Autodesk Wants to Change the Way We Design - we're doing it all wrong, all because of the Russian programmers that created parametric design, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, August 23, 2006

Functional Design According to Autodesk - Autodesk Inventor employs 'functional design' to create specific systems, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, August 23, 2006

Functional Design -- Humans Still Needed - true functional design relies on human creativity, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, August 23, 2006

Ease the Transition to 3D - pick a representative project, find areas of improvement, make a training plan, and then migrate slowly from 2D to 3D in Autodesk Inventor, Amy Bunszel, Cadalyst, July 7, 2006

Understanding Content Center in Autodesk Inventor 11 - Content Center Libraries help to build a desired standard component in Inventor using Autodesk data management server, SolidCAD, June 28, 2006, pdf

Error 1406 During Install - A Better Solution - uninstalling Macromedia Flash Player 8 can resolve Inventor installation problems, Jim Dowthwaite, area 31, April 7, 2006

Error 1406 During Install - Autodesk solution to resolve error message problem when installing Inventor, Jim Dowthwaite, area 31, April 4, 2006

AUGI Releases Wish List for Features of AutoCAD, Inventor - AUGI handed the wish list to Autodesk at AU 2005 for upcoming AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor releases, Cadalyst Management, December 5, 2005

Inventor Wish List - 10 wishes for the next version presented to Autodesk at AU, includes features from 'Assemblies Configurations' to 'Material Hatch Patterns', Mark W. Kiker, BLAUGI, November 30, 2005

Oops: Inventor vs SolidWorks - Autodesk and Dassault Systemes produced vague data about total sales in their quarterly reports, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, November 24, 2005

Q&A: Autodesk Exec on the Push for Product Life-Cycle Management - interview with Robert Kross of Autodesk on push to sell PLM tools, Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld, June 16, 2005 (more Autodesk articles)

Preparing for Autodesk Inventor 10 - Autodesk has developed a website for a list of latest certified graphic drivers to assist people intending to install Inventor 10, Andy Palioca, Autodesk Informer, April 4, 2005

Autodesk Service Packs - provides a list of service packs you need and where you can find them online, Philip Zimmerman, SageCAD Newsletter, January 2005 (pdf)

2004 Education and Training Roundup - an overview of Autodesk's many training options for Inventor users, ConnectPress Staff, Inventor Connections, November 16, 2004 (requires free registration)

AEC Feature: Autodesk Inventor and AEC - a UK  reseller, Excitech, has been successfully pairing architects with a CAD tool - Autodesk Inventor - traditionally associated with the design of mechanical components, Lawrence Hooker, CADserver, November 5, 2004

Autodesk Set to Deliver MechSoft to Inventor Subs - Autodesk is about to offer subscribing customers the first part of its new MechSoft functionality, which will allow complex mechanical assemblies to be created without ever having to draw a sketch, model a part or create a workplane, Martyn Day, martynday.com, October 11, 2004

Autodesk Claims Inventor/Inventor Series Reigns For Three Years Running - although Autodesk's claim that its Autodesk Inventor Series is the world's best-selling 3D mechanical design software is true, SolidWorks actually generated $21 million more in revenue last year, Jeffrey Rowe, MCAD Weekly, March 8, 2004

Autodesk Inventor Continues Strong Sales (Part 2) - Robert "Buzz" Kross, Autodesk VP, Manufacturing Solutions Division, replies to comments by industry experts about Autodesk's recent press release announcing a quarter-million Inventor users, CADwire.net, December 15, 2003

Autodesk Inventor Continues Strong Sales (Part 1) - commentary on Autodesk's recent press release that celebrated a milestone in reaching the quarter-million Inventor user mark in four years - three years less than it took SolidWorks to reach the same mark, Martyn Day and W. Bradley Holtz, CADwire.net, December 10, 2003

What is Inventor Professional? - discusses the differences between Inventor v7 and the new Autodesk Inventor Professional Series release and the brouhaha surrounding the latter's release, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, September 2, 2003

Autodesk Pre-announces Inventor Professional 7- Autodesk will ship a "higher-priced" version of Inventor in June called Autodesk Inventor Professional, targeted at machine design, handling 3D piping, 3D tubing, electromechanical design and reading in PCB layout, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, May 26, 2003

The MCAD/PDM Connection - examines how each of the major high-end and mid-range MCAD applications integrates PDM tools (functions that allow users who don't have the authoring application to preview, open and share documents), Joe Greco, DE Online, February 2003 (may require free registration)

The Sixth Sense - a report from the Inventor R6 launch in Nashville, Tennessee, where Autodesk announced its future development plans, which include besting SolidWorks as the #1 mid-range solid modeling product, Martyn Day, CADserver, December 20, 2002

Making the Leap from AutoCAD to Autodesk Inventor: 10 Easy Steps - a basic overview and introduction to Inventor, Lynn Allen, CAD/CAM Solutions of Canada Inc., December 3, 2002

Autodesk Shows Off Inventor - Ralph Grabowski files a report from Nashville on the unveiling of Autodesk Inventor 6 and Streamline 4, upFront.eZine, August 15, 200

Shoot-out Between Inventor and SolidWorks - Inventor wins this although the scoring is close, Elise Moss, CADdigest.com, August 8, 2002

IDF for Inventor - with the development of 3D modeling tools, such as Autodesk's Inventor, DXF is no longer adequate for transferring data between PCB and other esoteric design software and CAD applications, CAD User, June 2002

Autodesk's Robert "Buzz" Kross Talks Strategy for Inventor Series - Ira Breskin, MCAD Cafe, April 25, 2002

Migrating to Inventor - Autodesk Needs to Get its Mechanical Desktop Users to Switch to Its Latest MCAD Software, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Feb 3, 2002

New Features in Inventor R5.3 - Elise Moss, DigitalCAD, Feb 2002

Autodesk Snaps at Spatial for Comments Made About Kernel Development - Autodesk's Kross Claims Spatial Was Informed of the Need for Autodesk to Develop Their Own Kernel, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, December 19, 2001

Spatial Criticizes Autodesk' s Move to Develop Modeling Kernel - CEO Payne Predicts Autodesk Will Have Trouble With Complexity of ACIS Code, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, December 11, 2001

Autodesk Inventor Pricing Causes Price War Flare Up - Inventor Outsells Mechanical Desktop, SolidWorks on the Defensive, excerpted from CAD Report, December 2001

Autodesk Develops Own Kernal? - Martyn Day, CADserver, September 30, 2001

Defining a Punch Tool in Inventor R5 - by Elise Moss, an excerpt from Inventor R5 Fundamentals: Conquering the Rubicon, available from Schroff Development Corporation

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