What’s new for Autodesk Inventor

  • Alt text: Video: Improve workflow with new hole command

    Hole command

    Get a streamlined, personalized workflow with fewer clicks, increasing speed and productivity.

  • Alt text: Video: Improved iLogic components

    What’s new for Inventor  – iLogic enhancements

    New iLogic assembly functions make it easier for your engineering team to configure customizable products.

  • Video: Inventor 2019: Shared view collaboration

    Shared view collaboration

    Collaborate on your models or designs online. Anyone can review and comment on shared views in the Autodesk viewer.

  • Video: Inventor 2019 performance improvements

    Performance improvements

    Do more in less time with performance improvements in part modelling, assembly work, and drawing documentation. (video: 1:26 min.)

  • Video: Prepare design for manufacturing with sheet metal improvements

    Sheet metal for manufacturing

    Prepare designs for manufacturing with additional corner relief options that are more suitable for laser-cut parts.

  • Video: Visual feedback for MBD

    Model-based definition enhancements

    Enable face status colouring for visual feedback as you fully constrain your model. Get improved 3D annotation callouts for hole quantity.

  • Video: Improved part-modeling methods

    Improved part modeling workflows

    With 3D part modeling and sketching enhancements, save time by creating an inverted fillet instead of an extrude or sweep feature.

  • Video: Inventor assembly related improvements

    Assembly improvements

    Explore customer-requested improvements to assemblies for constraints, tube and pipe, and frame generator.

    More about Quadra

    We are a Gold Autodesk CAD Design Software Solutions Provider for the Construction and Manufacturing industries. Autodesk Design software solutions. InventorRevitAutoCAD Collections and Vault software helps our customers design, visualise, innovate and implement Building Information Modelling (BIM) solutions. Our extensive list of Authorised Autodesk Training and eCADSTAR Training Courses are designed around your training needs. We deliver Autodesk InventorAutoCADRevit and IPC CID Training. Our software support is some of the best in the industry, delivered by an incredibly knowledgeable and skilled team of Application Support Staff.

    For more information about What’s new for Inventor, contact us

If you’re missing Showcase, help is at hand

“Help, I’m using Product/Factory Design Suite/Collection 2018, but I don’t have Showcase 2018”

With the introduction of the 2018 release of Autodesk Collections, Showcase has been dropped, but fear not there is light at the end of the tunnel…

All you need to do is install Inventor 2017 R4

R4 introduces additional ‘AnyCAD’ functionality which allows Inventor 2017 to reference Inventor 2018 files.

It’s as easy as A B C ( D )

Showcase to inventor 2017-

  1. Create a new assembly in Inventor 2017, this will be the container file.
  2. Use ‘Place Component’ to place the Inventor 2018 part or assembly you wish to render in ‘Showcase’.
  3. Save the 2017 assembly.
  4. Open the Inventor 2017 assembly in Showcase 2017.

Voila – Your Inventor 2018 data opened in Showcase 2017.

Click here to install Inventor 2017 R4

As the ‘AnyCAD’ technology is associative, any modifications made in the Inventor 2018 model will filter through into Showcase, just make sure that once you’ve changed the original 2018 file you open the 2017 ‘container’ assembly and save it, this will signal to Showcase that the scene needs to be updated.

For assistance with the solution above please contact the support team on 01254 301888 or support@quadrasol.co.uk. If you do not currently have an active support contract with us please speak to the sales team for details on the benefits of Quadra Assurance.

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