Interoperability (noun: in-ter-op-er-a-bil-i-ty) is the ability of different information technology systems and software applications to communicate, exchange data, and use the information that has been exchanged. Inventor software provides a medium to collect, use, reuse, and exchange data of different types and from different sources. In this class, we will explore the different types of data supported by Inventor software for both import and export. We'll explore the various methods of exchange, including piggybacking on other products contained within Product Design Suite. Some of the elements examined include: DWG™ import and export; sheet metal DXF flat pattern export; AnyCAD to externally reference third-party models; PDF conversion to 2D geometry to new part within Inventor software; importation of point cloud data; to-and-from exchange in Revit software; publication to 3D PDF; sharing with A360 cloud-based collaboration service; exportation of Inventor software bill of material information for downstream applications; and importation to and from Fusion 360 software. This session features Inventor Professional, A360, and AutoCAD.
- Learn how to import 2D DWG data to build a new model
- Learn how to use Inventor AnyCAD to reference third-party models
- Learn how to import wire data from Alias
- Learn how to export information for various downstream applications
Kevin Ellingson is currently an applications specialist at Mechanical Advantage in the areas of training and product support, and he also serves as a technical resource for product demonstrations. He graduated with an AAS degree in mechanical design and drafting from the North Dakota State College of Science, and he has been working with Autodesk, Inc., manufacturing products for over 15 years. In 2012 Kevin joined the Autodesk Expert Elite program. Kevin has a strong understanding of manufacturing processes and how to help customers understand how different CAD and CAM products can help solve their engineering problems. He enjoys teaching customers how to use their Autodesk software and has trained many customers using Autodesk HSM Products.
Mike spent the first 12-years of his career in the Autodesk channel working for an Autodesk reseller as an Application Specialist. During his travels, he was very fortunate to help solve many issues utilizing Autodesk software. Mike has been using AutoCAD since r13, cut his solid modeling teeth on Mechanical Desktop, and has been using Inventor since before it was known as Inventor. Data Management has always been a big part of his professional life, for the most part with Autodesk Vault. Now he is the Technical Services Manager at Prairie Machine & Parts Mfg (www.pmparts.com) a mining equipment manufacturer. Reporting to the general manager, Mike is responsible for overseeing the company's technical operations and the strategic technical growth. His primary duties include the ongoing support of critical computer systems and programs and the interactions between departments.