Based on VBA script I received from the Autodesk Community and together with other scripts I found on the internet, I managed to get a minimalistic plugin for Inventor working. It includes most of the features of the SolidWorks plugin but does not provide any user interface. However, the current key features are:
- Opening different Inventor formats
- Part files (*.ipt)
- Assemblies (*.iam)
- Drawings (*.dwg)
The Inventor files are always converted using high resolution. A solution will be found in the future to make this setting changeable and provide 3D-printing profiles if needed.
For the full list of changes, I kindly recommend taking a look at the repository’s tag page.
Get in touch with other users
The current thread on the Ultimaker forums: https://community.ultimaker.com/topic/21489-autodesk-inventor-plugin-014/
Further interesting resources
- The idea, as described in the Autodesk Inventor forums: https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/inventor-ideas/integration-with-cura/idc-p/7776815#M28284
- Thread in Autodesk’s forum about adding a sidebar: https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/inventor-customization/development-looking-for-vba-example-of-an-sidebar-addin/m-p/7768672#M80177
- Other threads about customization at Autodesk