Autodesk Inventor 2013 is hot off the presses, and the ODP will be featuring a mini-post series that will describe them in-depth. The good, the bad, and the ugly –we’ll show them all. Some will be in normal post fashion, and some will include video to better show the new functionality.
The new feature count for Autodesk Inventor 2013 is about 82 (I haven’t counted features only available in ‘Professional’ version or that are merely informational). The sketching environment received twice as many new features as any other environment, which I appreciate greatly. We will be in the sketch environment quite a bit in the Automated Cabinetry Blogtorial that will begins this Thursday (03-29-12) where we will be making the Layout Part –which also serves as the rigging for the modular components. There’ll be lot of sketching in that part by the time it’s complete!
I will be posting a little mini review of every single new feature over the coming months –some of which will be quite scintillating, and some of which will be as boring as watching grass grow. It’s all in what you do. If you model in a bottom up fashion (still), the assembly features (4) will be of utmost interest (yawn). If you are like me and model using a top down strategy, then you’re in luck. Between Sketching and Parts which dominate the Layout Part modeling schema, there are 36 new features –24 and 12 respectively.
Not to worry though……every new feature will be given it’s due respect. So without further ado, here is the list of New Inventor Features for 2013: