The Power of Shared Views in Inventor 2019

One of my favourite new features in Autodesk Inventor 2019 has to be “Shared Views”. The ability to share a 3D model with almost anyone on practically any device, makes this really powerful. “Shared Views” add the ability to gather design feedback from teams outside of your organisation, and because it’s cloud native, there’s no viewers or programs to install, they just need a web browser.

I’ve tested this functionality on mobile devices, including iOS and Android phones and tablets, it works really well. Below are some screenshots of an online iOS simulator, showing the “Section” and “Explode” tools in action.

What does this mean to the average 3D CAD user? Faster collaboration, no more need for 3D PDF’s, DWF’s or eDrawings.