Autodesk Inventor 2012 continues to expand its ability to use data from other CAD sources and provide integration of 2D and 3D data:
- Import and translation improvements - Inventor 2012 includes support for new versions of Rhino, CATIA, Parasolid, and NX.
- Open 3D DWG - Import AutoCAD surfaces and wires. Materials applied in the AutoCAD file persist in the Inventor file after translation.
- Model repair environment - Provides both automated and interactive repair tools that identify areas in non-Inventor design data that might cause difficulty in downstream usage.
- Inventor Fusion - Easily modify geometry no matter the source, including precise positioning of new points on an edge.