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CAD Interoperability

CAD Conversion with Autodesk Inventor

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Autodesk® Inventor® mechanical CAD software includes a comprehensive suite of native CAD translators so you can streamline projects that require working with vendors or customers that use different CAD software. (Video: 1:39 min.)

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AutoCAD Interoperability/DWG
Design Automation
Digital Prototyping
Ease of Use
Integrated Mechanical and Electrical
Plastic Product Design
Routed Systems Design
Sheet Metal Design

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Streamlined CAD Data Exchange

CAD interoperability capabilities in Autodesk Inventor software enable you to streamline projects that require opening files in various formats. You can also deliver 3D design data to clients and vendors in native file formats.

Comprehensive CAD Translation
Read and write files from third-party CAD tools, thanks to comprehensive CAD translators in Autodesk Inventor. Easily accept and supply data in a customer's preferred format and industry standards, including IGES and STEP. Share and reuse design data between 3D CAD/CAM systems for more accurate collaboration. Read and write design and drawing data using industry-standard formats.

Import and Export CAD Data
Comprehensive CAD interoperability helps you to complete projects that require opening and delivering 3D design files in native formats by allowing you to easily exchange data. Inventor supports direct import and export of CATIA V5, JT™ 6, JT™ 7, Parasolid®, and PTC® GRANITE®. It also supports direct import of Siemens NX™, SolidWorks®, Pro/ENGINEER®, and SAT files.

AEC CAD Data Exchange Tool
The architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) exchange tool creates and publishes simplified 3D representations, intelligent connection points, and additional information using the Autodesk Package Files format (.adsk) to facilitate exchange of CAD data with Autodesk® Revit® MEP and Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software.

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