Autodesk have released an Inventor 2018.2 update. This can be downloaded/installed from the Autodesk desktop app or from your Autodesk account (link below):
Below are a few of the enhancements that Autodesk have introduced within the update:
- Move Data Between the Desktop and the Cloud: AnyCAD for Fusion 360
Note: AnyCAD for Fusion 360 is available as a Preview in Inventor 2018.2. This Preview allows you to experience new features on a test-only basis within Inventor before these features are fully released.
Inventor continues to expand AnyCAD functionality by adding support for Fusion 360 design files.
Bring Fusion 360 models directly into Inventor for system integration, large assembly design, and documentation. When the Fusion 360 design is updated, the changes can be consumed in Inventor.
Similarly, you can reference Inventor parts into Fusion 360 for cloud-enabled simulation, CAM, and more. Because Fusion 360 now uses the same AnyCAD technology, changes in the Inventor model can be automatically consumed in Fusion 360.
AnyCAD gives you the flexibility to use Inventor’s world class 3D mechanical engineering design capabilities with the Product Innovation Platform, giving you the power to make anything.
- Model-based definition
The all-around symbol is added to Feature Control Frames (FCF) for Profile of a Surface.
- Export to DWF
Support for 3D Annotations is added to DWF Export. For easy access, the Export to DWF command is added to the Export panel in the part and assembly Annotation tab. Invisible annotations are exported as hidden in the DWF, but their visibility can be toggled on in the exported DWF file.
3D PDF export
Exported 3D PDF files now support associative face highlight for tolerance annotations that reference multiple faces.
- Support for Editing Suppressed Constraints
You can now edit, modify, and quick edit a suppressed constraint. To edit or modify a value, right-click on a suppressed constraint in the browser and select Edit or Modify. To open the quick edit box, click on a suppressed constraint in the browser.
When you edit a suppress constraint:
- The browser nodes are updated with the new values.
- The edited constraint remains suppressed and unsolved in the assembly.
Attention: If you update a suppressed constraint with a new parameter used by another feature in the assembly, the updated value will be used by the assembly.
Preview is not available for the suppressed constraint.
You can find all the enhancements included in this update via the following link: