Better late than never. We held this one because we wanted to get it right before posting for download. The ADN plugin of the month is Material Profiler for Autodesk Inventor. You can download it for free from the Autodesk Labs web site:
This plugin comes to us from Developer Consultant, Philippe Leefsma, and is a design tool that allows you to visualize information concerning the various materials used inside your assembly. The materials from the top level assembly to all of its sub-assemblies and their components are listed by the plug-in interface. How handy is that? This is the first in a new breed of plugins that is compatible with Inventor 2013 (required for this plugin).
As always, we look for feedback on these plugins at [email protected]. Although these plugins are intended as learning aids for would-be programmers, they are also useful as utilities as posted. Often the plugin authors update them in response to feedback. So please feel free to share your thoughts.
Material profiling is alive in the lab.