Autodesk to Update Inventor LT, Extend Free Availability

18 Mar, 2008

Based on Inventor 2009 technology, the new version will be available this spring.

In response to the high demand for the current version of Inventor LT, Autodesk reports it will deliver an updated version of the free software prior to the May 1, 2008, expiration date of the currently available version.

Inventor LT, a lighter version of Autodesk Inventor 3D MCAD software, allows manufacturers to create, share, and edit 3D part models from different CAD systems, improving communication with suppliers and customers. Providing manufacturers with a similar user interface and much of the same part-level 3D modeling, import/export, documentation, and rendering technology available in Autodesk Inventor, Inventor LT allows all files created and 3D design skills learned to fully transfer to Inventor.

Based on Inventor 2009 technology, the new version of Inventor LT will be offered as a Technology Preview with free, time-bound licensing. The Inventor LT Technology Preview 2009 will be available for download via Autodesk Labs later this spring, the company states.

More detail on the Inventor LT Technology Preview 2009 will be provided when the download becomes available.

Autodesk recently expanded initial Inventor LT availability in Canada and the United States to include Australia and New Zealand. The company plans to further expand availability of to additional countries this year.