Cad Connectors and Converters

Connector for Inventor ()

Connector for Inventor provides a collaborative, design data management solution when combined with Collaborative Innovation. It allows designers to access and share each other’s designs from within the native computer-aided design (CAD) user interface.


Connector for Inventor allows designers to effortlessly access, manage, share, and store Inventor data without leaving their preferred environment. Connector for Inventor facilitates the process workflow, increases data integrity and improves configuration management. Users can search and browse the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform from within the Inventor application or Windows Explorer environment. They can checkout and check in their designs on their local drives for better performance. The checkout process automatically caches the necessary files locally and checking in automatically uploads the files to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform server.

The combination of Connector for Inventor and Collaborative Innovation provides a powerful solution to maintain the integrity and availability of Inventor data in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Users can search and browse the 3DEXPERIENCE platform from within the Inventor application. Performance is optimized for checkout and check-in operations through understanding design structure requirements and accessing only required data.

Connector for Inventor
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Key Features & Benefits

  • Maintain accurate representations of the intended design in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

  • Achieve centralized management of all CAD files

  • Control work-in-process, engineering changes, data, documents, and dynamic configurations

  • Give non-engineering personnel direct, task-specific access to current CAD data

  • Reduce the possibility of redundant, inaccurate, or out-of-date product information

  • Increase information sharing while protecting intellectual property from unauthorized access

  • Achieve ISO compliance

  • Improve design control and business process management to realize truly functional product development and delivery