Fusion does not substitute Inventor or other mechanical products, but is in AutoCAD and can help depending on your needs.
If you wnt to create complex assemblies then I suggest that you use one of the Mechanical products.
Or what would be nice would be if they merged AutoCAD with Inventor
JD Mather wrote:
So I can use the AutoCAD drawing tools to draw shapes, layouts, etc. and Inventor tools to extrude, add features, etc.
An Inventor novice
It's only he Mac product line announcements today:
August 16, 2011 01:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Autodesk Debuts AutoCAD for Mac 2012 Products Built for Mac OS X Lion
including LT !
That will be the last time I wait in anticipation for something "Big" I thought it might actually be something new or useful for AutoCAD users, rather than just a fix of last years Mac product that didn't perform as advertised.
Fusion does not substitute Inventor or ...
You can almost do it with Fusion.
1 - Create your 3D model in Inventor.
2 - Open it in Fusion and convert to dwg.
3 - Xref that 3D model dwg into AutoCAD. Bang, you have inventor model in AutoCAD.
But the problem is when you need to edit that model that was created in Inventor.
Is there a way to edit that dwg 3D model back in Inventor with full parametrics so the xref'd 3D model in AutoCAD always remains live?
I don't think so?
Very dissapointed. How many Mac users would there be here in these forums. Zero?
A big announcement for 1% of AutoCAD users bringing no new functionnality cannot be a big announcement, certainly not revolutionary as stated. And this is if there was at least 1% of AutoCAD users who use Macs, I am sure it's much less. Very disapointing indeed. It would have been more honest to present this as a big news for *Mac* users.
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