Industrial Design files directly read by Inventor!!

I have been asked over the years how to get data from Industrial design departments to engineering, and it has continually been a struggle. It typically required trying to import IGES data, or many times required remodeling the design in Inventor only to lose much of the artistic design intent. Since the difference between an average product and a great product lies in the details, Autodesk Labs has introduced an Alias Studio direct reader add-in for Autodesk Inventor. If your company struggles with bridging the gap between industrial design (product design) and engineering, then this workflow should be seriously considered.

The included image is an example of some data imported from Alias Studio into Inventor.

Here is the download at Labs:

Contributed by Ben of the INCAT CAD Geeks