The CAD marketplace is getting very busy and it's becoming increasingly difficult to know which program is best for you. Here's how Inventor, Inventor LT, Fusion 360 and Solidworks compare. Inventor was introduced in 1999 as a CAD application for creating 3D prototypes in product development. Autodesk released Inventor LT, the lighter, streamlined version of Inventor in 2007. Fusion 360 hit the market in 2013 and was the first 3D CAD tool of its kind, offering users cloud storage as a means to improve access, collaborative projects and interoperability across multiple systems. While Autodesk's products often complement each other, Solidworks directly competes.
In the world of BIM (Building Information Modeling), you're likely to come across a bunch of acronyms, including LOD. What is LOD?
Autodesk multi-user CAD products use a localised licensing tool called FlexLM. This short post will show you how and where to install the license file. Multi-user licensing is a recommended option when working in situations where an internet connection is unavailable or not permitted.