Autodesk Inventor 2010 uses automated capabilities to design injection molds for plastic parts. The software creates and validates the corresponding mold design, helping to reduce errors and improve mold performance.
The software provides improved support for motion simulation as well as static and modal finite element analysis at the part and assembly level, the company says.
A new user interface combines a 3D design environment with tools that enable engineers to focus on a design’s function.
For the 2010 release, the suite combines the program with AutoCAD LT 2D drafting and detailing software.