Autodesk Inventor OEM

Documentation

With Inventor OEM, developers have access to the same API supported by Inventor.

Other than that, the range of applications that could be developed is pretty much only limited by imagination and ambition.

In building their branded product, developers can use part, assembly or drawing level functionality (assembly requires part, drawing requires assembly). Inventor’s extensive range of translators can also be included allowing data to be read into the branded application in a wide variety of proprietary and industry standard formats. The BIM Exchange and iLogic add-ins can also be included.

A key part of the Inventor OEM technology is the Configuration Wizard which allows customization of the branded application’s configuration. Aspects of the branded application which can be customized are: the splash screen and zero doc images, the application icon, and the various application ribbons. Through customization, the resulting application can be specifically tailored. Using the Configuration Wizard converting an existing Inventor add-in into a branded product is a fairly straightforward process.

Inventor OEM is a platform toolkit for building a standalone application built on Autodesk Inventor technology. If you’re unfamiliar with Inventor technology, you should start learning about its capabilities:

Feature overview

If you don’t have a copy of Autodesk Inventor, you can get it from the Autodesk website:

30-day trial

You may need to go through the tutorial material to get started with using Inventor.

To use the customization APIs, you will need a copy of Inventor installed alongside the Inventor OEM toolkit. The SDK is part of Inventor - not Inventor OEM. Learn about the API from Autodesk’s Inventor Software Developer Kit pages.

Run through the self-paced customization tutorial and find additional resources in the Autodesk Developer Network pages.

The public Inventor Customization forum is a great resource to find answers and ask questions regarding customization.

The OEM Developer’s Guide provides comprehensive information on Inventor OEM usage, and is included on the Inventor OEM product DVD. Once you are ready to build your Inventor OEM-based product, you should read through the Developer’s Guide and work through the provided Inventor OEM Tutorial.

I n building their branded product, developers can use part, assembly or drawing level functionality (assembly requires part, drawing requires assembly). Inventor’s extensive range of translators can also be included allowing data to be read into the branded application in a wide variety of proprietary and industry standard formats. The BIM Exchange and iLogic add-ins can also be included.

A key part of the Inventor OEM technology is the Configuration Wizard which allows customization of the branded application’s configuration. Aspects of the branded application which can be customized are: the splash screen and zero doc images, the application icon, and the various application ribbons. Through customization, the resulting application can be specifically tailored. Using the Configuration Wizard converting an existing Inventor add-in into a branded product is a fairly straightforward process.