Technology previews on Labs are free. All we ask is that you try them and tell us if you like them or not. Our newest technology preview comes to Labs from our Design, Lifecycle, & Simulation (DLS) division that focuses on the Manufacturing Industry.
Design Checker for Inventor gives you insight into the adherence of standards for the product being designed. Live checking provides instant feedback on the adherence to company and customer standards. Design Checker can be configured to define not only what type of features are checked, but also the standards that dictate if a check passes or fails. Custom checks can also be defined. These configurations are stored in a Profile and can be separated into different work environments (Parts, Drawings, Assemblies). This allows Profiles to be created that define different checks for different product types, different customers, or any other end user variances. By changing profiles, Design Checker checks the models based on the rules defined in that profile.
The DLS team is reaching out to Inventor 2013 and 2012 users for their feedback. If they need to reach a wider audience, they may reach out to 2014 users at a later date. There are a few ways you can provide feedback.
Twisting designs into shape by checking is alive in the lab.