Furniture manufacturer industry has seen impeccable variations in the usage of woodworking software like Sketchup, Homestyler by Autodesk, Smart draw Cabinet design, Opun Planner and the list is endless.
My holistic industry experience brings me to a conclusion that amongst the best listed, Autodesk inventor is versatile for developing 3D models, 2D drawing/drafting for manufacturing Millwork and casework designing and rendering.
Autodesk Inventor is a CAD product and an unparalleled choice for the woodworking industry. I have listed down some of the interesting reasons of using inventor.
- Digital Prototyping
With digital prototyping, Inventor allows its users to build and explore the whole finished product before it is actually built. This is a special feature that makes inventor stand out from the league.
- Compatibility & integration
The Autodesk inventor allows easy integration between different software. For instance, Autodesk allows digital prototyping by integrating 2D drawings and 3D data in a single digital model which shows a better result of compatibility and integration.
- Versatile software
Set up your product configurator without writing complex code. Work with data from any 3D CAD system and maintain an associative link.
- Modeling flexibility
You can always choose the way you want to design with multiple modelling options like automated modeling, Parametric modeling and similar.
- Integrated data management
Using Autodesk Vault software, creating a centralized workgroup for ongoing processes is simpler and you can be secured with any revisions occurring in future with the capability of reusing the same base model again. Additionally BOM and ECO management is simpler when data is at an integrated place.
Definitely there is a brighter scope for companies knowing and understanding the purpose of CAD inventor software. But not every construction and design firm invests time in learning and developing designs through inventor.
To take full advantage of the software licensing and its superior qualitative deliverable from experienced CAD draftsmen, it is better to consult industry experts and harness their knowledge and proficiency of designing, drafting and stimulating.