Rhino Inside > Inventor

Hi,

Please tell me there is an option to use Rhino Inside with Autodesk Inventor? :slight_smile:
If there is not, will it be available soon?

Thanks
Anthony

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Hi Anthony,

As long as I can read on the product documentation, Inventor has no inside API, its plugin system is through COM, this product allows to call its API from outside, so in this case Rhino Inside is not possible nor necessary if the COM API is rich enough for your needs.

This doesn’t mean that a Rhino-Inventor link may not exist.
Here you can found instructions on how to use Inventor COM API from an .exe, this code should run equally well from within a Rhino or Grasshopper plugin.

I guess the question is what would you like to be able to do with Rhino inside Inventor?

Thank you so much for your feedback, I will go over the documentation!

One of the main things would be generating patterned systems such as mass customized facades in GH and then importing associatively into Inventor.
I have been wanting to learn how to do this and not rely on other people so I am learning VB.Net and VBA to hopefully be able to create some method to do this in the future.