Interoperability enhancements- Revit AnyCAD
New improvements mean the Revit project can be accessed from a local file or Changes during the design process are inevitable. When the Revit model changes, you’ll need to update the Inventor model to suit so now any changes to the Revit project will also update inside the Inventor assembly for you.
Dark Theme Preview
Inventor 2021 includes a preview of the new Dark theme. This update touches all aspects of the user interface, including color scheme, icons, display color or background, manipulators, and ground plane.
Command UI and Productivity Enhancements
Property panels continue to expand to more areas of Inventor. You can now use the streamlined property panel workflow in Bend, Coil, Combine, Copy Object, Decal, Delete Face, Split, Thicken/Offset, and all frame generator commands.
Performance and Productivity Improvements
Experience quicker times for component selections and filtering, visibility changes and saved views and improvements in inserting sub assemblies.
CAD import export support additions
This release now supports export of software interpretable semantic Product Manufacturing Information (PMI).Support is added for Parasolid version 32 import as well as updates for Solid Edge, SolidWorks, and Unigraphics formats.
You can use a single Inventor session in multiple windows and with multiple monitors.
Read only mode
Inventor Read-only Mode allows you to access Inventor part (.ipt), assembly (.iam), drawing (.idw, dwg), and presentation (.ipn) files for viewing in the Inventor user interface without consuming a license.
AnyCAD for Fusion 360
AnyCAD for Fusion 360, which was released in 2018.2 as a Tech Preview, is now fully released as a feature for Inventor and Fusion 360 subscribers.
The Unwrap command is further enhanced this release by choosing to align the results with the Model, or the XY, XZ, YZ planes. You can also select multiple planar holes to be Rigid.
Part level enhancements
New improvements have been made for sheet metal, multi-body parts and 3D annotations, reducing time and effort in your workflow.
Extrude taper and Loop & Region Detection
When using the taper option with adjacent regions, the operation merges the faces to create a single, unified result.
Identifying and selecting loops and regions is significantly enhanced.
Sweep a Tool body Along a Path. You can use solid sweep to create complex shapes, simulate toolpaths, or to design timing screws. The tool body is not required to be a revolved or cylindrical body.
These include relationships enhancement, content center and migration enhancements.
New Category filters
New category filters in the properties panel enables you to streamline your selection, and Presets help you save your most frequently used frame settings to use again later.
A new option lets you set the file name of the component to be the same as the display name in the browser, enabling you more detailed control of your naming schemes .
Insert End Cap Command
Use the new Insert End Cap command to close structural frame members. You can set the position, thickness, specify the profile shape, other properties.
Miter property panel
The Miter command is now a property panel. In the new panel, you do not need to select an option to miter multiple members at the same time.
You can now interact with in-canvas manipulators when you insert or change a frame member.
This released has improved the ability for iLogic to add dimensions, notes, and balloons from labeled features, with added support to change styles to suit your customer or to batch edit styles to aid CAD standard compliance.
Sheet format flat pattern support
Sheet formats now support flat patterns for sheet metal parts and Parts List for assemblies, all automatically populated. View layouts saved as sheet formats now retain view settings such as edge display, and we have included a new ‘Fit views to sheet’ option to automatically scale your views.
Measure and Rotated Dimensions commands
By popular request, the Measure command has returned in the drawing environment enabling you to take measurements from the drawing without creating additional annotations.The new ‘Rotated’ option in the Dimension command enables you to align a dimension perpendicular to a selected edge.
Display Style and Automated centerlines
This release adapts the line style with more options that provide finer control of the appearance of BOM Reference parts, and adds new button for the automated centerline command. Inventor to detect diameter dimensions for side views or section views when you select parallel geometry.
TUBE AND PIPE
Auto Route improvements
The new Apply button when you use the Auto-Route option lets you stay in the command to create the next route. Handy when needing to create more than one route in an assembly.
File Naming additions
Improvements to file naming for Tube and Pipe designs have been made with this release to add to continuity of the parts and assemblies.
enhancements for assemblies
Changes made in this release include enhancing the file naming dialog, adding a “Save State” status column to saving files and extending functionality of shaft component generator to bolted connections.