3D Direct Modeling Software Now Available for OS X Mountain Lion
SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 25, 2012--
Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has announced that Autodesk Inventor Fusion
technology for 3D CAD modeling is now available for download in the Mac
App Store for the first time. Autodesk Inventor Fusion for Mac takes
advantage of new OS X Mountain Lion capabilities to help increase
productivity and transform how designers share designs and receive
feedback, whether in face-to-face meetings or participating in social
From hobbyists working in their garages to professional designers of
machinery, Autodesk Inventor Fusion lets designers freely explore
complex shapes and forms, enabling rapid design changes with fewer
limitations. Its intuitive 3D direct manipulation tools allow users to
open and edit 3D models from almost any source and incorporate them into
new or existing designs.
“Autodesk’s direct modeling technology changed the game in ease of use
for 3D CAD design,” said Robert “Buzz” Kross, senior vice president,
Design, Lifecycle and Simulation at Autodesk. “With Autodesk Inventor
Fusion for Mac, we are excited to bring the same disruptive innovation
to users of Apple’s newest OS X Mountain Lion.”
Available through the Mac App Store, Autodesk Inventor Fusion’s key
2D Sketching – Start designs by using simple 2D sketch tools and
control sketches with dimensions. Users can generate multiple shapes
fast with 2D layouts.
Direct Modeling – Users can more easily push, pull and edit to reach
the final desired result. Direct modeling helps users focus on the
design task and not on complex modeling commands and dialogs. Autodesk
Inventor Fusion technology is a history-free 3D design tool.
Assembly design – Assemblies that mimic the real world make
positioning and moving the design fast and predictable. Designing in
context provides users with information to help make better design
decisions. Flexible assembly structure ensures that users can make
changes at any time.
Real-Time Visualization – Beautiful 3D and fast real-time navigation
make it easier to create and present designs.
Cloud Storage – Store and share designs using Autodesk 360
collaboration service. Users can view designs on the go with Autodesk
Viewers for iOS or WebGL-enabled browsers.
Autodesk Inventor Fusion technology for Mac was created with Apple’s
latest OS X in mind and takes advantage of new features in Mountain Lion
Notification Center – Autodesk Inventor Fusion technology for Mac
works with Autodesk 360 cloud services and Mountain Lion’s
Notification Center so that users can receive notifications when files
are edited, updated and more.
Sharing – Users can communicate more easily with colleagues, clients
and friends to show off their designs or request feedback via
iMessage, email and Twitter by using the Share button in Mountain Lion.
AirPlay Mirroring – Users can take charge in meetings with clients and
colleagues by sharing the designs on the big screen with AirPlay
Mirroring in Mountain Lion.
Autodesk Inventor Fusion for Mac additionally helps users leverage their
3D CAD modeling in Full Screen to help maximize productivity and bring
design to the forefront.
The software is fully interoperable with AutoCAD
Inventor software and a variety of other Autodesk and third party
Autodesk has also created a Wiki
Help Site for Autodesk Inventor Fusion for Mac, designed to help
users more effectively collaborate, troubleshoot and take advantage of
this Mac-compatible release. Users can add or edit Help information,
while also sharing videos, best practices, tips and tricks, tutorials
Autodesk Inventor Fusion for Mac is available as a free download, in
English, in the Mac App Store. For more information and to download
Autodesk Inventor Fusion for Mac, visit the Mac
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in professional and personal 3D
design, engineering and entertainment software. Autodesk tools help
unlock the creativity in everyone, from children and hobbyists to design
and engineering professionals. Customers across the manufacturing,
architecture, building, construction, digital art and entertainment
industries, including the last 17 Academy Award winners for Best Visual
Effects, use Autodesk software, mobile apps, cloud services and
communities to design, visualize, simulate and communicate their ideas.
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