Inventor 2020.1 release is now live, have a look at the details here.
One of my new favourite features is the update to “Virtual Components”, or virtual parts. These can now be added to your Assemblies directly from the BoM environment. I’m a big fan of them, as they save a lot of time, and can really help improve the accuracy of your BoM’s in Inventor, by allowing you to add consumables, such as grease or locktite to a BoM (things that you would not normally model).
Have a look at the animated GIF below, showing off the new 2020.1 workflow:
If you are not familiar with Virtual Components, have a look at the blog post below, which explains everything you need to know about Virtual Components and how they work!