The 2D to 3D tool for Inventor is our free technology preview that allows you to quickly create 3D models from 2D-designed parts. Activated as part of file import, the 2D to 3D Tool automatically transforms drawing views into orthogonal sketches, significantly streamlining the preparation of 2D views for 3D uses.
In pursuit of perfecting the technology, the team has been collecting test cases from users who have tried it with various versions of Autodesk Inventor. For existing project participants, the preview for Inventor 2015 ends on May 1, 2015. As such, the team is now turning its attention to collecting feedback from Inventor 2016 users. Inventor 2016 users have until May 1, 2016 to provide their input. Knowing that the technology worked successfully is as valuable as test cases when the technology came up short. Technology previews need affirmation to graduate from Autodesk Labs to the next step.
If you have not downloaded it yet, or if you have the prior 2015 version, you can download the 2016-compatible tool from the Autodesk Labs project:
You can provide your feedback to [email protected] or the discussion forum on the Autodesk Labs project. Your experience shapes the future of our technology.
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