Senior Public Relations Manager of the Manufacturing Solutions Division, Clay Helm, sent out a press release yesterday announcing the "Autodesk 2010 Manufacturing Software Demonstrates Power of Digital Prototyping." For Autodesk Labs visitors, much of this will sound very familiar.
New features in the Autodesk Inventor 2010 product line include:
Plastic part design and tooling: The Autodesk Inventor product line simplifies the design of high-quality molded part models with automated capabilities for designing injection molds for plastic parts. Thanks to all who provided feedback on the Inventor Plastic Features Technology Preview.
Ability to simulate product performance: The Autodesk Inventor 2010 product line provides improved support for motion simulation and static and modal finite element analysis at both the part and assembly level. Thanks to all those who provided feedback on the Advanced Simulation Technology Preview.
Design productivity: Continuing to improve usability and productivity, Inventor offers a new user interface that combines an intuitive 3D design environment for creating parts and assemblies with tools that enable engineers to focus on a design’s function to drive the automatic creation of intelligent components such as plastic parts, steel frames, and rotating machinery. Thanks to all who provided feedback on the UI Technology Preview for Inventor 2009.
The press release also mentions:
AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite: Introduced in the 2010 release, this new suite combines Autodesk Inventor LT and AutoCAD LT, one of the world’s top-selling 2D drafting and detailing software, to make it more practical and affordable for mechanical design professionals to start designing in 3D and participate in Digital Prototyping workflows. We appreciate the feedback we received for the Autodesk Inventor LT Technology Preview.
Autodesk Labs - thanks to you, it's working. Celebrating graduating technologies that really make it into the product line is alive in the lab.