MecSoft releases VisualXPORT for Autodesk Inventor

New plug-in allows direct transfer of Inventor data to VisualMILL for computer-aided-manufacturing. Competing solutions work as CAM add-ins to Inventor.

MecSoft Europe has released a new plug-in for Autodesk Inventor that allows direct transfer of Inventor models to MecSoft’s popular VisualMILL computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software.

VisualXPORT for Autodesk Inventor is a direct in-window plug-in for Autodesk Inventor. (Image courtesy MecSoft Europe)

VisualXPORT for Inventor is a direct, in-window plug-in for Autodesk Inventor 3D mechanical design software, allowing users to transfer Inventor geometry directly to VisualMILL without having to go through a neutral format such as STEP or IGES. Mecsoft says the solution not only provides error free data transfer between the two programs but also an enhanced workflow for companies that design in Inventor and use VisualMILL in their manufacturing process.

With VisualXPORT for Inventor, users can export 2D & 3D sketches (curves), solids, and surface data from Inventor. It is compatible with Autodesk Inventor 2011 and 2012, 32-bit and 64-bit versions. This is MecSoft’s first solution for Autodesk Inventor. Competing solutions import the CAM software into Inventor, such as InventorCAM.

“MecSoft’s CAM software is recognized globally for its easy-to-use interface, extensive functionality and tremendous value,” says Jim Quanci, Director, Autodesk Developer Network. “We are confident our industrial customers will find value in the new VisualXPORT for Inventor offering.”

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