THE latest version of Autodesk now includes Digital Prototyping – the ability to virtually design a complete product, and simulate how it will work under real world conditions, before it is built.
The 2009 product line-up includes new and enhanced versions of the Autodesk Inventor product line, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Electrical, the Autodesk AliasStudio product line, Autodesk Showcase and Autodesk Productstream software.
Inventor 2009 family
Autodesk Inventor software is the foundation of the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping, producing 3D models that validate the form, fit and function of a design with less reliance on costly and time-consuming physical prototypes.
This newest release features enhancements to many core design tools, offering significant increases in productivity:
* Enhanced sheet metal design – The Inventor 2009 product line simplifies the design of a large range of widely used sheet metal constructs by providing digital prototypes that faithfully represent the as-manufactured part.
* Enhanced simulation – Numerous enhancements to the dynamic simulation environment make the tools more accessible and easier to use, allowing users to more efficiently validate their digital prototypes very early in the design process.
Fully integrated with Inventor, Autodesk Design Review is the free all – digital way to share, review, mark up, and measure digital prototypes.
New is the ability to find and locate design data in Inventor drawings, object properties, bill of materials and parts lists published to DWF files.
Autodesk is also shipping the latest versions of a variety of other software products, all leveraged by manufacturers to extend the capabilities of their Digital Prototyping workflows.