Autodesk Inventor 2015 (Download)

Autodesk Inventor 2015 (Download)

Autodesk Inventor 2015 (Download)

B&H # AUINV2015 MFR # 208G1-WWR111-1001
Autodesk Inventor 2015 (Download)

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Product Highlights

  • Optimized for Mechanical Design
  • Design, Documentation, and Simulation
  • Freeform Modeling Shape Creation
  • Large Assembly and Sheet Metal Design
  • Sketch Constraint Control
  • Layout and System Design
  • Plastic Part Design
  • Rules-Based Design
  • For Windows 32- or 64-Bit
  • Parallels + Boot Camp Installs Supported
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Autodesk Inventor 2015 is distinguished from the more general-purpose AutoCAD by featuring a toolset optimized from mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation. Furthermore, Digital Prototyping with Inventor enables you to design and validate your products before they are built to help reduce development costs and get them to market faster. This copy is a single user, download license and is for Windows, or OS X computers with Windows installed through Boot Camp or Parallels. Both 64- and 32-bit versions of Windows are supported, however many features require a 64-bit kernel.

What's New for 2015

Freeform Modeling Shape Creation
Model organic shapes and incorporate freeform and parametric workflows into a single model. These tools provide an alternate modeling approach to explore and create freeform shaped models using direct manipulation. Start with a freeform shape that best represents the desired geometry (box, sphere, cylinder, torus, or quadball). Then use the freeform edit tools to adjust the shape
Enhanced: Large Assembly Design
Speed the creation, management, and documentation of large complex assembly designs. Inventor combines design accelerators with assembly tools, so you can be sure that every part and component in an assembly design fits correctly. Accurately validate interference and mass properties to help produce quality products the first time. The improved Express Mode and a greatly enhanced graphic performance help to reduce time and provide faster results
Enhanced: Sketch Constraint Control
Get your sketches in less time with constraint tools and settings. With the new Relax Mode you can modify geometries that are already constrained. You gain greater control over constraints with improved display, inference, and delete options. Sketch constraints-related settings have also been reorganized into a single Constraint Settings command
Customizable Inventor Home
Customize the new Inventor Home to easily access common tasks. Inventor Home functions like a personal dashboard, providing:
  • Basic or full template display
  • Most recently used file list displaying rich information in the tooltip
  • Expanded list of recently used files
  • Ability to pin a file you are working on to make it easy to locate
  • Tabs at the bottom to switch to specific file areas
  • Fast Access to Team Web, Help, and the Tutorial learning path
Tutorial Learning and Search
Interactive tutorials teach the basics of sketches and parts, assemblies, and drawings. Tutorials enable new users to experience a complete workflow from beginning to end and track their learning progress. The enhanced search capability now provides results for commands, help articles, support content, blogs, and discussion groups, as well as YouTube posts, with a single click
Edit Geometry Directly
Parametrically move, size, rotate, and delete imported solid models or native Inventor files. Use Direct Edit to:
  • Quickly and precisely change parametric/feature part geometry in models with complex histories
  • Change imported base solid data
  • Explore redesign possibilities without commitment. Evaluate the redesign of parts in the context of the parent assembly, and align geometry on the active part with geometry from other nonassociative parts

Engineering Design Productivity

Sheet Metal Design
Simplify sheet metal design and complex mechanical part design, and improve your productivity with Digital Prototyping. Inventor combines manufacturing information - such as punch tool parameters and custom bend tables - with an accurate 3D model of sheet metal folding. Manufacturing engineers can also use the flat-pattern editing environment to tweak flat patterns to help minimize manufacturing costs. Sheet metal design features include:
  • Sheet metal styles, flanges, fasteners, and manufacturing drawings
  • Roll-formed parts
  • Transitional shapes
  • Punch libraries
  • Flat-pattern modification
Assembly Design
Control data for large assembly designs, so you can work on the components for just part of the design. Define position and describe part motion in one step. Inventor combines design accelerators with assembly tools, so you can be sure that every part and component in an assembly design fits correctly. Accurately validate interference and mass properties to help produce quality products the first time. This process enables you to assemble individual parts and subassemblies to define the complete product structure
Layout and System Design
Dynamic sketch blocks enable you to evaluate concepts and convert sketches into a fully constrained 3D assembly model to form a 3D digital prototype. Design accelerators offer the fastest way to add the remaining components, such as drive mechanisms, fasteners, steel frames, and hydraulic systems. Move your initial design studies from paper by using the parametric design environment to develop initial concept sketches and kinematic models, and rapidly investigate multiple design concepts
Plastic Part Design
Get maximum flexibility by combining native Inventor geometry with exterior surface models designed with Alias industrial design software (available separately). The relationship between Alias and Inventor can reduce time to market, enabling engineers to start detailed designs earlier and mechanical engineers to easily incorporate changes from the industrial design team. Plastic part design features include:
  • Advanced shape description
  • Import from Alias products
  • Sculpt tool
  • Surface quality analysis
  • Molded part definition
  • Technical plastic features
  • Rule fillets
  • Draft angle and cross section analysis
Rules-Based Design
Accelerate mechanical engineering design and enable engineers to focus on design intent with rules-based design and automation tools. Fully integrated Inventor iLogic technology can dramatically simplify rules-based design, so that any Inventor user - with little or no programming experience - can capture and embed engineering and product knowledge directly into virtual models. The iCopy feature automates the process of copying components, so you can easily customize commonly used assemblies
Flexible Sketching Tools
Change the 3D sketch of part and menu ribbon
Customize Inventor with Apps
Choose from more than 100 separately available apps to help extend your design. These companion apps help design professionals find solutions to some of the most pressing design challenges. Discover and download apps that help you get your job done faster with Autodesk Exchange Apps

CAD File Conversion and Compatibility

BIM Compatibility
Inventor includes tools designed specifically for mechanical engineers and fabricators who work with architects, builders, and contractors. Geometry simplification tools reduce model complexity and use feature recognition to represent your Inventor designs with native features recognized by Revit building design software
CAD File Conversion and Data Exchange
Inventor offers CAD translation tools, including native translators that read and write files from other CAD applications. Inventor also includes translators for industry-standard formats such as IGES and STEP. These translators enable you to accept and supply data in customers' preferred formats. Inventor CAD file translation capabilities include:
  • CATIA V4
  • CATIA V5
  • UGS
  • SolidWorks
  • JT 6
  • JT 7
  • Parasolid
AutoCAD Integration and DWG Compatibility
Directly read and write the true DWG file format. With AutoCAD DWG conversion you can share critical design data with partners and customers. Inventor can enable engineers to integrate AutoCAD drawings and 3D CAD data into a single digital model, creating a virtual representation of the final product. CAD file compatibility features include:
  • Compatibility with AutoCAD Mechanical design software
  • DWG save
  • Direct DWG open
  • DWG Block Browser
  • AutoCAD blocks from Inventor views
  • Template synchronization
  • Import AutoCAD hatch patterns
Extend value with Maintenance Subscription
Add the separately available Maintenance Subscription to any Inventor software license and benefit from more enhancements for Inventor. Take advantage of Maintenance Subscription with A360 cloud computing capabilities. Increase mobility, improve collaboration, optimize your designs, and work virtually anywhere at any time

CAD Rendering and Design Documentation

Manufacturing and Design Documentation
Generate engineering and manufacturing design documentation from digital prototypes to help reduce errors and deliver designs in less time. Inventor extends the advantages of AutoCAD design and documentation software with automatic drawing views and comprehensive tools for finishing drawings. Manufacturing and design documentation features include:
  • Support for all major drawing standards
  • Direct read and write of the authentic DWG format
  • Automatic drawing views
  • Automatic drawing updates
  • Bill of materials
  • Associative parts list
Data Management
Included Vault data management software helps workgroups manage and track design components of a digital prototype. Reuse critical design data, manage bills of materials (BOMs), and collaborate earlier with manufacturing teams, suppliers, and clients using Autodesk PLM 360 cloud-based product lifecycle management software. Data sharing and management features include:
  • CAD integrations
  • Streamlined workflows
  • Fast data searching
  • Data reuse
  • Concurrent design
  • Automated data organization
  • Simplified administration
Clear visuals make it easier for stakeholders and customers who don't have engineering experience to understand engineering drawings and designs. Visualization tools help you quickly create photorealistic CAD renderings and animations that can convey ideas to managers, explain designs to manufacturers, and persuade customers that you have the best solution for their needs. CAD rendering and visualization features include:
  • Advanced lighting, shading, and material properties control
  • Visual fidelity across products
  • Multiple publishing formats
  • DWF file markup

Integrated CAD Simulation

Sustainable Design
Eco Materials Adviser enables mechanical designers to optimize material selection based on environmental impact and cost while considering performance. The Eco Materials Adviser gives you access to environmental information on materials, as well as analysis and reporting tools to make better sustainable design decisions within your existing mechanical CAD process
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System Requirements
Operating System Recommended:
Windows 64-Bit: 7 (SP1), Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

Windows 32-Bit: 7 (SP1)

For Complex Models & Mold Assemblies and Large Assemblies:
Windows 64-Bit: 7 (SP1), Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
CPU Recommended:
Intel Xeon E3 or Core i7 or equivalent, 3.0 GHz or greater

Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64, 3 GHz or faster, or Intel or AMD dual core 2 GHz or faster

For Complex Models & Mold Assemblies and Large Assemblies:
Intel Xeon E3 or Core i7 or equivalent, 3.30 GHz or greater
Memory Recommended:
12 GB

8 GB for less than 500 part assemblies

For Complex Models & Mold Assemblies and Large Assemblies:
16 GB RAM or more
Display 1280 x 1024 or higher screen resolution
Graphics Recommended:
Microsoft Direct3D 11 or capable graphics card or higher

Microsoft Direct3D 10 capable graphics card or higher

For Complex Models & Mold Assemblies and Large Assemblies:
Microsoft Direct3D 11 or capable graphics card or higher
Internet Connection To download the installer and access Web-based features
Media Player Adobe Flash Player 10
Pointing Device Microsoft Mouse-compliant
Web Browser Internet Explorer 8 or higher
Software Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013 for iFeatures, iParts, iAssemblies, thread customization, and spreadsheet-driven designs
APIs Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 SP1
Mac System Requirements Boot Camp
You can install Autodesk Inventor Professional software on a Mac computer on a Windows partition. The system must use Apple Boot Camp to manage a dual OS configuration and meet the minimum system requirements:

Recommended: OS X 10.8.x
Minimum: OS X 10.6.x
Parallels Desktop 9.0 or higher
Intel Core 2 Duo or greater, 3.0 GHz or greater
Windows 64-Bit: 7 (SP1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
Recommended: 16 GB RAM or greater
Minimum: 8 GB RAM or greater
Minimum: 500 GB disk space

Mac Virtualization on Parallels Desktop
Autodesk Inventor Professional can be used on the Mac via Parallels Desktop for Mac without having to boot directly into the Windows OS. The system must meet the following requirements:

Recommended: OS X 10.8.x
Minimum: Mac OS X 10.6.x
Parallels Desktop 9.0 or higher
Intel Core 2 Duo or greater, 3.0 GHz or greater
Microsoft 64-bit Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
Recommended: 16 GB RAM or greater
Minimum: 8 GB RAM
Minimum: 500 GB disk space
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