Inventor Fusion Technology to help design engineers to explore what-if scenarios and make rapid design changes
Autodesk, a provider of 2D and 3D design software, has unveiled plans for its Inventor Fusion Technology, a new digital prototyping technology that unites the support and control of parametric, history-based modeling with the ease of use and productivity advantages of direct, history-free modeling.
According to the company, Inventor Fusion Technology delivers bidirectional parametric and direct workflows. This technology provides a solution for companies that need to make changes to a design through direct manipulation, but also have many years worth of feature- and history-based data and design intent that they need to access, use and maintain. This advancement enables users to adopt the modeling approach that is appropriate to the task at hand.
Autodesk claims that using its Inventor Fusion Technology, designers and engineers can explore what-if scenarios and make rapid design changes without the limitations of feature order, dependencies or the original 3D CAD system used to create the design.
Autodesk has said that by removing unnecessary steps for users to capture and express their design ideas, Inventor Fusion Technology redefines ease of use. Context-sensitive, point-of-access tools present only what is needed right at the cursor, thus moving the user’s attention from toolbars and dialog boxes and refocusing it on directly manipulating their digital prototypes.
Andrew Anagnost, vice president of CAD/CAE for manufacturing solutions at Autodesk, said: Just as manufacturers need both 3D and 2D design tools, we believe manufacturers need the full power of both parametric, history-based modeling and direct modeling. Customers shouldn’t have to make a choice. Inventor Fusion Technology is a unique approach that enables the coexistence of both these modeling approaches within a single digital model.