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Eco Materials Advisor

Granta Design

The Eco Materials Adviser helps address environmental requirements at an early stage in the design process – where it matters most. Designers and engineers can now design more sustainable products by choosing better materials in the context of the real world constraints of cost and performance. Material selection plays a key role in meeting regulatory requirements. The Eco Materials Adviser not only exposes high quality materials information, it helps guide better material selection and generates reports to help engineers communicate the benefit of their sustainable design decisions.

The Eco Materials Adviser client software is included with Autodesk® Inventor® software, and accesses a materials database hosted by Granta Design on the Internet cloud.  To upgrade to the Eco Materials Adviser Full Version, users purchase a license via the Granta e-Commerce site: This provides access to extended functionality in the client software and a comprehensive, 3,000 material version of the cloud-hosted database


  • Help address environmental requirements early in the design process where it matters most
  • Design more sustainable, cost-effective, and durable products
  • Access high quality materials property data for selecting materials and use in simulation tools

Target Industry Segments:  Domestic Appliances, Industrial Machinery, Automotive & Transportation

Compatible with Autodesk products:  Autodesk® Inventor® 2018, Autodesk® Inventor® 2017, Autodesk® Inventor® 2016, Autodesk® Inventor® 2015

Integration: Window presence inside Autodesk Inventor, accessed from the Environments tab.

Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese

Countries: Eco Materials Adviser is shipped with all copies of Autodesk Inventor.  The upgrade can be purchased from

Video: There is an introductory video on

Additional Information:
Datasheet and supporting Eco Design Guide are downloadable from

Company Information: 
Granta Design is the world leader in materials information technology. Our software tools, materials data, and materials database solutions help engineering enterprises to:

  • Manage critical materials data
  • Enable better materials decisions
  • Design for environmental objectives and regulations
  • Provide materials support for engineering design, analysis, and simulation

Contact Information:
Granta Design Ltd
Rustat House
62 Clifton Road
United Kingdom
Phone: USA & Canada 1-800-241-1546
          UK 01223 518895
          World  +44 1223 518895