toggle

AAPL Stock: 101.79 ( + 0.21 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Autodesk releases 'tech preview' of Inventor Fusion for Mac

updated 06:10 pm EDT, Tue April 17, 2012

Compatible with AutoCAD, other 3D programs

Flush with success from its iOS product line, Autodesk is expanding its presence on the Mac platform by releasing a "technology preview" version of Inventor Fusion, its first 3D direct modeling software for the Mac. Users can open and edit 3D models from other programs and incorporate them into new or existing designs, including those from AutoCAD and other Autodesk programs.

The program offers a set of tools specifically aimed at 3D mechanical design, product simulation, routed systems and mold design. 3D data and 2D drawings can be incorporated in a single model to create a virtual representation for checking form, fit and function. Design changes can be incorporated more easily and base, orthographic, section and broken views can be created. The program also supports associative symbols and annotation.

The technology preview is free of charge and is available from the company's Facebook page for Inventor Fusion for Mac. The company has said through that page that while this early version does yet have full feature parity with the Windows version, developers will be working over the year to get the Mac version "up to speed."
















by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. facebook_Scott

    Via Facebook

    Joined: Apr 2012

    0

    Thanks

    Thanks for helping to spread the word.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Autodesk Smoke 2015

Since May of this year, Autodesk has been shipping the highly anticipated update to its high-end post-production video editing suite, ...

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

toggle

Most Commented