Autodesk is taking aim at users who need to communicate with Inventor users, but who can’t justify buying a complete seat of the 3D CAD tool with the introduction of Inventor LT, a limited-capacity version of the mainstream product.
Inventor LT, available only as an English-language version and for download only in the United States and Canada, is targeted at manufacturers in the supply chain who have a need to share 3D design data with customers and partners in mixed environments, Autodesk officials said. These users need to create, edit and share 3D part designs, but don’t necessarily need to build complete, robust 3D prototypes, they said.
Inventor LT contains the same 3D part modeler contained in Inventor plus the ability to create associative 2D drawings and photorealistic renderings of 3D models. There are also tools to facilitate communication, including DWF interoperability with DWG TrueConnect technology.