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Autodesk has announced that Inventor Optimization is available for download from is website as a free technology preview, enabling users to perform digital simulation on their product designs.

The web-based technology, which works with Autodesk Inventor 2011, allows engineers to tap into high cloud-based processing power at no additional cost.

Inventor Optimization Technology Preview allows users to extend the Digital Prototyping functionality of their Inventor desktop application with high-performance simulation.

This web-based simulation helps designers and engineers to reduce the weight and amount of material used in a design, while improving product quality and safety, and producing more sustainable product designs.

An intuitive tool, Inventor Optimization is designed for use by all Inventor users – not just simulation specialists.

The Technology Preview offers an intuitive interface, allowing for quick and easy simulation set-up, so an Inventor user can reduce the weight and material used while improving product quality and safety.

While the software is performing multiple simulations ‘behind the scenes’ in the cloud, the designer or engineer can continue to do other work on their desktop.

When the design optimisation is complete, the technology preview’s job monitor automatically notifies the user through multiple communication channels.

Offloading simulation to the cloud boosts simulation by enabling users to simulate many different design configurations in parallel, to access sufficient memory required and the overall capacity needed to perform simulations in less time.

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