Anyone who keeps an eye on Autodesk Labs should have seen a new addition.
Autodesk® Inventor® Design Checker is a technology preview I’m sure will benefit a number of organisations. In fact, anyone that has a requirement to ensure designs and configurations of products need to adhere to certain criteria will find this tool of use.
Design Checker can be configured to define not only what type of features are checked, but also the standards that dictate if a check passes or fails. Custom checks can also be defined. These configurations are stored in a Profile and can be separated into different work environments (Parts, Drawings, Assemblies). This allows Profiles to be created that define different checks for different
product types, different customers, or any other end user variances. By changing profiles, Design Checker checks the models based on the rules defined in that profile.
Make manual design checking a thing of the past.
• Live checking while you work, or just at the end – you decide.
• Check common standards like missing iProperties, or create your own custom rules.
• Create custom profiles to suit each project's or customer's specific rules.
Check it out now on Autodesk Labs.
This tool is currently compatibile with Inventor 2012 and Inventor 2013.