This application is an interoperability tool developed to translate geometrical data from other applications (Rhino, Dynamo, Grasshopper) into Autodesk Inventor. The current version of this application can only read XML data translated from other applications.


Inventor is a platform heavily used in fabrication and engineering which has been known to streamline design to fabrication workflows. The capabilities of this platform has enabled increased efficiency within our workflows and while a there are many advanced tools within the modeling environment, there is a need to translate data more effectively between other platforms. This posed a challenge to devise a way of developing an interoperability tool that would bridge information from conceptual designs for further analysis and parametric modeling within Inventor.


In order to get this application to function properly, you will need to generate an XML file that is organized into sets of numbers by name (ex. Points A .... Points B) with x,y,z coordinates. The application will then open a session of Autodesk Inventor and generate a Part file. A prompt will then appear to select the XML file location, afterward converting the file selection prompt to a refresh prompt. The refresh prompt can then be used to regenerate any update made to the XML file.


Daniel Inocente & Matthew Noe

Built at AEC Hackathon 2015 - AEC Technology Symposium 2015

This project is maintained by DMLaboratory