3D Annotation for Autodesk Inventor
Autodesk Labs, a sub division of Autodesk works in developing new technology product preview and based on the customer feedback the products are tweaked and finally released to the Autodesk Users either in new release or available as free to download un till certain period and later these products graduate from labs.
A new beta tool released in the Labs, helps users to create 3D Annotation.
The 3D Annotation for Inventor technology preview allows the Inventor user to apply 3D Annotations: dimensions, geometric tolerances, surface finish symbols, datum symbols, and notes to a part model, which are then displayed in the graphics view.
The technology preview is an emulation intended to provide the Inventor user with a sense of a 3D annotation capability to solicit feedback and to gauge interest level. The 3D Annotation for Inventor technology preview is licensed for a limited term and for a particular territory as referenced in the End User License Agreement.
Please be aware that this tool is available only in the following countries as shown below
Annotated 3D Model
An Annotated Model is a 3D CAD Solid Model that contains annotation and certain attribute entities in addition to geometric entities. Most 3D CAD Solid Models contain only geometric data – the geometry of the model itself. Of course these 3D CAD Solid Models are built upon supporting data, such as the data used in the construction of the geometry, including entities such as 2D sketches, constraints, parametric relationships, etc. AnAnnotated Model includes other information that historically resided on an Engineering Drawing, which in this context is called Model-Based Annotation, such as explicitly-specified dimensions, tolerances, GD&T, surface texture symbols, finish requirements, welding symbols, notes, revision symbols, etc.
In our next post we will see the tool 3DA for Autodesk Inventor