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Autodesk® Inventor® 2018 is packed with amazing new features and improvements that deliver better productivity, faster performance, and expanded interoperability. From favorites like AnyCAD to powerful new additions like Model-Based Definition (MBD), you’ll find the capabilities modern engineers like you demand.
This year, Inventor is integrating MBD right into your workflow. You’ll find powerful geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) capabilities that help you incorporate manufacturing information directly into the 3D model. Use that data in derived 2D drawings, 3D PDFs, or downstream manufacturing, and get products out the door faster. There’s no extra module to purchase—MBD comes with every Inventor subscription.
You wanted faster assemblies and we’re delivering, with quicker rendering and component selection for faster performance. In addition, we’ve made significant improvements in drawings—with speedier view creation and better graphics performance on large models.
Of course Inventor 2018 can open Inventor 2017 files. But the latest version introduces backwards compatibility—Inventor 2017 users can take advantage of AnyCAD to use Inventor 2018 files in their designs. That means when you move to Inventor 2018, your collaborators and suppliers on Inventor 2017 can still reference your data—so there’s no reason to hold back.
We’ve fine-tuned the Inventor interface based on real-world user feedback. Searching and filtering is more robust. New tabs make navigation quicker. Information-rich interactive panels save you from digging. More drawing data on-screen means fewer clicks. And commands like measure have been refreshed to streamline workflows and provide you more data, more quickly.
Delivering content for use in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry is a key business opportunity for many of our customers. With Inventor 2018, you can remove information and publish your 3D model directly to Revit format—simplifying your model, protecting your intellectual property, and reducing file size and complexity.
If you have Inventor through Autodesk Product Design Collection, you also have access to Fusion 360—the perfect way to explore the next generation of product design and manufacturing. Working with Fusion 360 will help you move beyond the traditional categories of CAD, CAM, Simulation and Data Management to a single collaborative platform that does it all. Best of all, as a subscriber, you already have it.
As an Autodesk subscriber, you’ll always have access to the latest capabilities—often before anyone else. In addition, you’ll get: