How would you like to try a new interface for your existing Inventor 2009? The Inventor team has made this possible with a download from Autodesk Labs:
Downloading and installing this technology creates a parallel copy of Inventor 2009 where you can try out a new interface. Your existing copy of Inventor 2009 remains unaffected. In the words of Marathon Man, "Is it safe?" Yes, it's safe. This includes Autodesk Inventor Suite, Autodesk Inventor Routed Systems Suite, Autodesk Inventor Simulation Suite, Autodesk Inventor Professional but not Autodesk Inventor LT Technology Preview.
There's a YouTube video that provides an overview of the ribbon interface. A video with a larger screen size is available for your viewing pleasure. The larger screen size allows you to see more of the UI details:
- YouTube: Autodesk Labs UI Tech Preview for Inventor 2009 (Take 2)
- Larger Streaming Windows Movie: 1280 by 12024 resolution
The Ribbon interface of AutoCAD 2009 has been positively received. Some have even lamented that this interface was not incorporated into the original release of Inventor 2009. We'd like to get your feedback at [email protected] on the usability of such an interface. Your feedback will help guide our efforts in this regard. So download the new user interface, take it for a spin, and let us know what you think.