Autodesk Inventor 2016 is a significant upgrade that emphasizes connected workflows. It includes direct access to Fusion tools from within new inventor models. In addition, it introduces a clean interface with simplified functionality. It also features a new ray-tracing technique that makes use of the latest graphics cards to improve quality in the software.

Model States

Model States are a new feature that is available in InventHelp  2022. They replace the Level of Detail assembly functionality and provide an alternative to iPart and iAssembly. The new functionality enables new inventors to design and share their designs in a simple manner.

Model States are hierarchies of designs that can be manipulated by the software. These states can represent different design sizes, manufacturing stages, or simplification levels. Each state contains its own set of iProperties and parameters. The first entry in a model state is called the Master. This state cannot be renamed or reordered, but it is the starting point for other model states. In addition to the Model State, there are different iParts and iAssemblies that can be managed and released. The model states can also contain unique members, such as the Substitute model state, which represents the state of a substitute part in the drawing view.

Instance Properties

In Autodesk inventor , you can use iProperties to set the properties of a specific instance. You can also assign a custom ID to each instance, replacing the item number in your drawing. This allows you to define assembly and welding information for the component. In addition, you can use instance properties to store data for a particular part or assembly.

Instance Properties are an excellent way to assign unique data to your components. You can use them in your BOM, parts list, balloons, leader notes, sketched symbols, and more. Instance properties are stored in the assembly file, and are available in the BOM editor, leader notes, and parts lists. In addition, you can create new instance properties through the Instance Properties dialog box.

Generative design

Generative design is a collaborative design process. It allows people to co-create with technology, set goals, and let it decide how best to achieve those goals. For example, if you want to make a bike with a lower mass and less mass, generative design can determine how to do this in the most efficient way.

The process uses AI techniques to suggest a variety of designs. It can be applied to mechanical or architectural models. The designer specifies parameters and constraints, and the software then generates thousands of possible solutions based on that input.

Manufacturing readiness

Manufacturing Readiness Levels (MRLs) are quantitative measures of the maturity of a manufacturing process. They measure the level of industrial and technological maturity and are based on a scale from one to ten. The highest level is considered "fully mature" while the lowest level is considered "underdeveloped." Manufacturing Readiness Levels are a critical element of a manufacturing program and must be incorporated into all phases of development, from conception to production.

The MRL process has three levels: T1, T2, and T4. The highest level of manufacturing readiness is T4 (full rate production). This level signifies that the technologies and design concepts have reached sufficient maturity to move on to the Technology Development Phase. At this level, the manufacturing process and its components have met the necessary engineering, performance, and reliability requirements. Testing and inspection equipment is in place, and the funding required to perform the full-scale production is adequate.

Simplification tool

The Simplification tool for Autodesk Inventor 2022 provides updates, product enhancements, and new functionalities. It brings new tools to create, modify, and display manufacturing processes. It also enables in-place editing and rendering views, and adds new tool pallets. It also allows for the creation of variants and a new manufacturing process view.

This tool lets you create a simplified version of your model by removing unnecessary features. It can be used to simplify your entire assembly model or just a part. It also allows you to preserve some aspects of your design, such as the parts, components, or features. You can also export the simplified model as a part file.

The new Simplification tool in Inventor 2022 replaces the Shrinkwrap and Substitution commands. It is located on the Assemble tab. It reads from top to bottom, and will highlight incorrect input with a red warning symbol.