Inventor 2008 Now Supports Windows Vista

16 Oct, 2007

Autodesk reports that Service Pack 1 resolves usability issues and enhances overall performance of the MCAD solution.

Autodesk yesterday announced the release of Autodesk Inventor Service Pack 1, bringing full Windows Vista support to Autodesk Inventor software. Customers using Inventor 2008 and Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system will gain native support of the Microsoft Direct3D application programming interface, the underlying graphics technology for Windows Vista and all 64-bit Windows systems.

"Autodesk is committed to delivering solutions that provide the functionality our customers require for the Windows Vista environment," said Amy Bunszel, product line director, Inventor. "Service Pack 1 for Inventor 2008 delivers a major advantage to our customers to help them maximize their work in Windows Vista."

Prior to the release of Autodesk Inventor Service Pack 1, Autodesk collected extensive feedback from Windows Vista customers so that Inventor 2008 with Service Pack 1 would deliver high-quality Windows Vista implementation and an outstanding user experience, according to the company. The service pack resolves usability issues and enhances the overall performance of Inventor software.

Chief among the improvements is the ability to fully leverage Direct3D graphics technology. As a result, Autodesk reports, Inventor 2008 has experienced an increase in performance on the Vista operating system.

"By providing native support for Windows Vista, Autodesk has distinguished itself in the CAD market," said Charles Johnson, GM, WW Manufacturing Industry, Microsoft. "Their customers gain the full benefit of Direct3D graphics technology and countless other Windows Vista innovations that empower businesses of all sizes to work more efficiently."

Additionally, Inventor 2008 supports both Direct3D 9 and the OpenGL graphics cards, so customers who have purchased high-end graphics cards for OpenGL support can still take advantage of Windows Vista as long as they have the appropriate Direct3D driver.

Inventor 2008 with Service Pack 1 supports the following editions of Windows Vista:

  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate