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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Autodesk Labs Utilities Inventor Simplification for BIM

Simplify your Inventor models for BIM.
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Inventor Simplification is a free*technology preview of a new and easy way to simplify parts and assemblies for downstream consumption. The shrinkwrap feature was added to Autodesk®Inventor® software several releases ago. Since that time we've collected feedback on various ways to improve the workflow. We think we have a much better way to simplify models and wanted to share it with you as soon as possible.

Whether you need to simplify a fully detailed model to import into Revit or remove intellectual property (IP), Inventor Simplification can help. Inventor Simplification is intended to be very interactive with greater flexibility than current tools.

  • Visual selection of components to keep/remove
  • Replace fully detailed components with resizable primitive shapes
  • Fill holes with greater control


This new Inventor Simplification Technology Preview is now available as a free download and trial so please download it and let us know what you think. The technology preview will operate until July 1, 2014.



See how well the Inventor Simplification Technology Preview works for you, and be sure to tell us how we can improve this technology by following the feedback links in the upper-right corner of this page. You can also post comments on the Between the Lines or It's Alive in the Labblog.



* Free technology previews are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license and services agreement that accompanies download of the software.


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