Many have been waiting to get their hands on a Mac version of Autodesk Inventor Fusion since the news started circulating with MacRumors publishing an article from Macworld 2012 in January where Autodesk’s Inventor Fusion maestro Kevin Schneider discussed and showed that Autodesk Inventor Fusion was indeed coming to the Mac platform. Macworld 2012: Autodesk Inventor Fusion for Mac Coming
Autodesk Inventor Fusion is a 3D direct modeling solution that provides a full design modeling environment from 2D sketching with geometric constraints up to the creation and modifying of 3D solids. You can easily import many file formats such as DWG, SAT, STEP, as well as Autodesk Inventor parts and assembly files and modify the solids with simple press pull operations to explore different design options fast and easy. The Windows version of Autodesk Inventor Fusion is now included with several shipping Autodesk products including AutoCAD 2013 and several Autodesk Suites after going from technology preview and several iterations on Autodesk Labs and now the Inventor Fusion for Mac version starts the journey.
Check out the YouTube video of Autodesk Technical Evangelist Rob Cohee and Senior Product Line Manager Kevin Schneider discussing Inventor Fusion (aka “Sexy Technology”): Autodesk Digital Prototyping 2012 - Inventor Fusion
The time has come and you can now download your free technology preview of Inventor Fusion for Mac just make certain to review the system requirements and please provide us feedback on your experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is not only simple to use but simple to install with a single DMG file download then drag and drop to the apps icon and voilà you are ready to go.
Need more help, just check out the Inventor Fusion Technology for Mac – WikiHelp
You can the use simple 2D sketches using many of the familiar methods like circle rectangle trim etc. to build 3D geometry using extrude loft and other 3D methods with preview before committing.
And easily modify existing 3D parts and assemblies.
FYI: BOTH Windows and Mac versions of Inventor Fusion are available on the download page after completing the short and pain free Autodesk Labs web form.