The Mesh Enabler for Inventor is our technology preview that enables Inventor users to work with imported Mesh data. As shipped Inventor 2012 can import mesh data from Catia files. In addition to Catia files, Inventor 2013 can import mesh data from STL files and from JT files. The Mesh Enabler for 2013/2012 added the ability to post process the imported mesh data to convert the mesh features to Inventor Base features. The resulting Base features could then be used for further operations including drawings and measurements.
The portion of the technology preview where the team collected feedback from Inventor 2012 users has ended. The add-on for Inventor 2012 will cease operation on January 31. Fear not, the technology preview is continuing by gathering feedback from Inventor 2013 users. Inventor 2012 users who upgrade to 2013 can download the 2013 Mesh Enabler installer from the Autodesk Labs site.
Inventor 2013 users have until January 31, 2014 to share their thoughts about the technology. So in a sense, the 2012 technology has graduated to 2013.
Advancement is alive in the lab.