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Autodesk Extends Inventor Publisher to Mobile Devices

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Autodesk Extends Inventor Publisher to Mobile Devices

Autodesk, Inc. has introduced the latest release of Autodesk Inventor Publisher technical communications software. Autodesk Inventor Publisher 2011 software helps manufacturers explain and differentiate their products with 2D and 3D product documentation. The software incorporates many new enhancements, including the ability to publish 3D interactive instructions directly to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch mobile devices.

“Inventor Publisher enables manufacturers to get the full benefit of their digital design data and explain their products in a modern, interactive way,” says Robert “Buzz” Kross, senior vice president, Autodesk Manufacturing Industry Group. “The ability to publish to a wide variety of formats and mobile devices encourages more effective product communication with broader audiences than ever before.”

Inventor Publisher provides enhancements including:

  • New publishing and viewing options: In addition to publishing support for 3D PDF and 2D vector graphics, Inventor Publisher now enables users to publish directly to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. A free companion Autodesk Inventor Publisher Mobile Viewer app makes it easier for mobile technicians and salespeople to access 3D interactive instructions.
  • Tighter CAD interoperability: Inventor Publisher extends Digital Prototyping to documentation teams through import of Autodesk Inventor data and integration with Autodesk Vault data management software.
  • Enhanced authoring capabilities: Users can easily create detail views, section planes, bill of materials (BOMs), and parts lists and have more ways to clearly communicate key concepts and information.

“People now want to experience products in 3D to really understand them, instead of simply seeing them portrayed flat,” says Joel Neidig, systems engineer at ITAMCO. “Inventor Publisher lets us use cutting-edge ways to dramatically improve how we communicate to our technicians, end customers, and prospective clients.”

Product availability may vary by country starting Sept. 29, 2010.

For more information, visit Autodesk.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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