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AnyCAD in Inventor: Working with Other CAD Files

by Nigel Ambayec on Apr 20, 2017

Inventor 2016 introduced AnyCAD, a feature that translates non-native CAD data into Inventor with associative connections. Users no longer need to maintain a multi-software environment, and the process of repeated file translation is a thing of the past. 

With Inventor 2018, users can import SolidWorks, Catia, STEP, ProE, and more into their Inventor models and maintain associativity to the original file. Any changes to the original non-native file will be recognized and reflected in the Inventor environment. Read on to learn why this is so important. 

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Topics: AnyCAD, Autodesk Inventor 2018, Inventor 2018

What's New in Autodesk Inventor 2017 - Part 1

by Daniel Hwang on Mar 28, 2016

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Enhanced AnyCAD Reference Models

What is it? Autodesk has taken extra steps to improve the Reference Model feature of Inventor. This improvement updates the behavior of Inventor when working with CATIA, SolidWorks, NX and Pro-E/Creo files. Most impressively, a STEP model can be referenced within the Inventor assembly and when the STEP file is updated, Inventor accounts for the design change.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, AnyCAD, v2017, Autodesk Inventor 2017, What's New in 2017

Free Your CAD and the Rest Will Follow

by Denee Busby on Jun 9, 2015

Collaboration! It’s real and it’s now. There are organizations out there who have defined and etched out a specific and complex product development process. They have incorporated collaboration pertaining to data management and lifecycle management, however the design factor has continued to be a puzzle, “Do you use universal file formats? IGES? STEP? Parasolid?” There are pluses and minuses to each, the question lingers on … until now.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, New Features, v2016, AnyCAD

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