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Inventor 2008 - What’s New. AMS CAD Solutions http://www.amsystems.com. Inventor 2008. Bringing 2D and 3D Together Learning and Adoption Everyday Drawing Productivity Sheet Metal for Manufacturing Integrated Simulation and Analysis More Design Power. Bringing 2D & 3D Together.

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Inventor 2008 - What’s New

AMS CAD Solutions

http://www.amsystems.com

inventor 2008
Inventor 2008
  • Bringing 2D and 3D Together
  • Learning and Adoption
  • Everyday Drawing Productivity
  • Sheet Metal for Manufacturing
  • Integrated Simulation and Analysis
  • More Design Power
bringing 2d 3d together
Bringing 2D & 3D Together
  • Customer Needs
    • Share Inventor drawings with AutoCAD users
    • Open AutoCAD drawings in Inventor
    • Reuse AutoCAD geometry in Inventor
    • Update existing 2D projects using 3D design
    • Communicate with a single file
direct dwg save and dwg open

Create Inventor Drawing Views

  • View, Plot and Measure existing DWG files
  • No knowledge of AutoCAD required
  • Copy & paste into Inventor models

Save DWG

  • View, Plot and Measure in AutoCAD
  • Exceptional Visual Fidelity
  • Fully associative to the 3D model

Open DWG

Existing AutoCAD Drawing File

Direct DWG Save and DWG Open

DWGTrueConnect

use 3d on upgrade projects
Use 3D on Upgrade Projects

Redesign sub-assemblies in 3D

Generate new part and assembly drawings from the 3D model

Save in DWG

Insert into EXISTING AutoCAD drawings

communicate with a single file
Communicate with a Single File
  • Combine part and assembly drawings with schematics
  • Add hydraulic layouts to mechanical drawing package
  • Include equipment views within architectural layouts
learning and adoption
Learning and Adoption
  • Customer Needs
    • Reduce learning curve for sketch based design
    • Familiar, easy to learn user interface
    • Successful migration of MDT models
sketch constraint enhancements
Sketch & Constraint Enhancements
  • Simplified Constraint Tools
    • Reduced screen clutter
    • New Reference constraint
    • More visibility control
    • Remaining constraints required
  • Sketch Edit Tools
    • Move, rotate scale and stretch sketch entities while preserving unaffected constraints
  • Geometry formatting
    • Change color, line type, and line weight of sketch entities
autodesk application consistency
Autodesk Application Consistency
  • Updated User Interface
    • High Resolution Icons
    • XP Style Controls
  • Productivity Tools
    • Command Aliases
    • Repeat last command
    • Tool Tips and Status Text Update
    • Improved Shortcut/Alias management
mdt compatibility
MDT Compatibility
  • Accurate translation of
    • AMBEND Features
    • AMCOMBINE multi-body features
    • AMREVOLVE with terminations
    • Insert and Midpoint constraints
    • Feature color
  • Hidden Inventor views created for
    • Base Section Views
    • Deleted Parent Views
everyday drawing productivity
Everyday Drawing Productivity
  • Customer Needs
    • Ability to dimension using Isometric views
    • More control over detail views and revision tables
    • Improved standards compliance
drawing manager
Drawing Manager
  • Drawing View Enhancements
    • Dimension Isometric Views
    • Cross hatch in isometric views
    • Additional fence and cutout options
    • Circular call-outs for detail views
    • Section views support model sketch for cut-line
    • Hidden-lines in shaded views
    • Individual cut inheritance
    • View level visibility suppression
drawing manager 2
Drawing Manager – 2
  • Tables
    • Revision table styles
    • Sheet level revision control
    • Include iProperties in title blocks
  • Standards Support
    • ESKD arrowheads
    • Linear dim thread note
    • Radial dim text wrapping
drawing manager 3
Drawing Manager – 3
  • Other
    • Crosshatch by material style
    • NPT & tapered hole notes
    • Part mass in title block
    • BOM/Parts List Variables
sheet metal for manufacturing
Sheet Metal for Manufacturing
  • Customer Needs
    • Design sheet metal parts that can be cost effectively manufactured
    • Generate manufacturing drawings with bend and punch information
    • Configurable DXF output for manufacturing equipment
sheet metal modeling
Sheet Metal – Modeling
  • Improved Sheet Metal Tools
    • Support for multiple flanges in a single operation
    • Better control over corner conditions
    • Support for cut across bend
  • Flat Pattern Creation
    • Separate browser trees for folded and unfolded model
    • Add features in flat pattern
    • Alternate punch representations
sheet metal punch representation
Sheet Metal – Punch Representation
  • Table driven punch tools
    • Define punches using table driven iFeatures
  • Capture punch parameters
    • Punch ID
    • Punch Depth
  • Alternate Punch Reps.
    • Define sketch basedalternate representations
sheet metal documentation
Sheet Metal – Documentation
  • Manufacturing Drawings
    • Recover bend direction, angle and radius from the 3D model
    • Create bend and punch tables from the 3D model
    • Control of bend line styles
  • DXF Output
    • Layer Mapping and Export Control
    • Spline Simplification
    • XML File Customization
integrated simulation and analysis
Integrated Simulation and Analysis
  • Customer Needs
    • Use simulation to quickly verify design decisions
    • Improve FEA analysis with accurate loads and forces
    • Efficient analysis of thin walled parts
dynamic simulation
Dynamic Simulation
  • Automatic translation of assembly constraints into joints
  • Export Motion Loads for stress analysis over multiple time steps
  • Persist trace curves in sketches
stress analysis
Stress Analysis
  • Feature Suppression for Stress Analysis
  • Multiple Time Step Analysis
  • Thin Wall Stress Analysis
more design power
More Design Power
  • Customer Needs
    • Shape design for hydraulic & pneumatic components
    • Use skeletal design techniques on complex designs
    • Quickly create welded frame assemblies for manufacturing
    • Include ribbon cables in the 3D digital prototype
    • Design with flanged and butt welded pipe styles
    • Work with imported design data
shape design
Shape Design
  • Modeling Enhancements
    • Area Loft
    • New Bend Feature
    • Split Face with 3D Curve
    • Associative cross part surface copy
shape design 2
Shape Design - 2
  • Curve Enhancements
    • 2D/3D Split Curve
    • 3D Helix Curve
    • Associative project cut edges
  • Analysis Enhancements
    • Improved Cross Section Analysis
    • Mean/Max Analysis
    • MOI in cross section
    • Area and MOI in measure
skeletal assembly design
Skeletal Assembly Design
  • Derive Workflow Enhancements
    • Improved user interface
    • Reduced update overhead
  • Parameter Linking
    • Selective control of linked parameters
    • Create links between any model type
frame design
Frame Design
  • View and manage cut treatments
  • Restructure frame assemblies to match manufacturing sequence
  • Substitute frame sections with different standard, type or size
ribbon cable design
Ribbon Cable Design
  • Connector authoring with configurable pin patterns
  • Create and route ribbon cables with twists and folds
  • Nailboard creation
flanged and welded pipe styles
Flanged and Welded Pipe Styles
  • Flanged pipe styles with full support for gaskets
  • Butt welded pipe styles with weld gaps
  • Improved authoring of customer specific fittings libraries
  • Improved Isogen Export
import export
Import – Export
  • Import
    • Import curves and surfaces from AliasStudio
    • Import 3D points to a sketch
    • Automatic Healing
    • Performance and optimization
  • Export
    • Surfaces to STEP
    • Face & feature color
using imported data
Using Imported Data
  • Construction Environment
    • Simplified data transfer to andfrom Construction Environment
  • Composite Data
    • Cross part promote
    • Move data between features
    • 3D intersection curve
  • Drawing Creation
    • Performance with STEP files
    • Drawing views of ‘bad’ data
    • Slice option for zero-depth sections of surfaces
dwf design review
DWF Design Review
  • More DWF Publishing Options
    • Animations and assembly instructions
    • Positional representations, design views and active LOD
    • Structured or Parts-only BOM
    • FEA results
  • Markup Workflow
    • Round-trip 2D DWF markups to Inventor and back to DWF again
  • Improved Security
    • Password protection
    • Disable measure and print
augi wish list
AUGI Wish List
  • # 001 July 2006
    • #1 Design Doctor should Highlight Reference Owners
    • #2 Improved Content Center Performance
    • #9 Multi-component placement
    • #10 Show bend direction on bend lines in the flat pattern
  • # 002 November 2006
    • #4 Isometric dimensioning
    • #6 Copy and Paste from AutoCAD
    • #9 Tapered thread holes
and much more
And much more..
  • Usability Enhancements
    • Infer iMates from Assembly Constraints
    • File Save As
    • Productivity enhancements for Inventor Studio
    • Improved File Refresh and Delayed Migration on File Open
    • Improved Design Accelerators for chain drives, shafts, springs
    • Improved Installation and Help System
  • Platforms
    • Support for Windows Vista
inventor 2008 highlights
DWG TrueConnect

Read and write DWG

100% Fidelity

New update workflows

Sketch and UI Updates

Sketch / constraint usability

AutoCAD consistency

MDT translation enhancements

Sheet Metal

Sheet metal features with post fold features

Bend & punch tables for mfg. documentation

Sheet metal FEA (AIP)

Shape & Assembly Design

New Area Loft and Bend features

Frame – end treatments

Skeletal modeling enhancements

Drawing Manager

Isometric view dimensions

Enhanced revision tables

More Standards

Inventor Professional

Ribbon Cables

Flanged & welded pipe styles

Dynamic Simulation Enhancements

DWF Design Review

Inventor 2008 - Highlights