IM473688 – Get More out of your Engineering Data by Visualization

IM473688 Get More out of your Engineering Data by Visualization

By Simon Nagel, Przemek Sokolowski and Melanie Thilo

For a while now we have been planning an inspiring example, which shows how easy it is to visualize design data in a high quality. At the beginning of this year we got a request from a customer if complex kinematics from Inventor could be re-used in VRED.

Get More out of your Engineering Data by Visualization

We accepted the challenge because we knew about the comprehensive scripting capabilities in both programmes. The solution made our customers workflow more efficient and our colleagues were excited by the amazing result. So, we decided to share this work to a wider audience at Autodesk University.

This session covers two use cases:

  1. Create an easy to go sales configurator to sell your product with a compelling story.
  2. Discover new ways to do virtual design reviews and make better decisions in a digital environment.

We cover just one example of what is possible with scripting, another one is the Voice Recognition for VRED. The scripts are available on GitHub.

Get More out of your Engineering Data by Visualization

A big thank you to my co-speakers, this session is the result of your great teamwork.

Please join our vision of how we will work in a couple years: synchronized in multiple tools, on multiple locations using multiple devices. We proof in this class that we can make this work already today.

IM473688 – Get More out of your Engineering Data by Visualization

Click this link to watch ‘ Get More out of your Engineering Data by Visualization’ on AU-Online, and download the handout and class materials that go with the class.

Get More out of your Engineering Data by Visualization


A compelling visualization is a key element for a successful presentation. Whether for an internal design review or an external customer-facing presentation, good storytelling is essential when working with any kind of complex data.

This class will show you how to get more of your Inventor engineering data with the powerful visualization of VRED software. You will experience how easily and quickly you can tell your story with your data with astonishing quality.

Learn how to import, reference, manage, and update Inventor data natively in VRED, and choose if you want to create real-time scenes, photorealistic renderings, engineering lighting analysis, virtual reality experiences, portable EXE files, or cloud-based visual content.

We are looking forward to showing you a seamless process between Inventor software and VRED, and demonstrating how to sync data, configurations, and transformation.

Key Learnings

  • Learn how to create a compelling story based on your Inventor data with VRED.
  • Discover the benefits and requirements of a good visualization.
  • Learn how to establish a workflow between Inventor and VRED—you can use visualization in your design process without preparation time.
  • Learn how to use a live link for iLogic Configuration, Geometry Update, and Animations.


Avatar image of Przemyslaw SokolowskiPrzemek Sokolowski works for Autodesk as a Technical Sales Specialist in Poland since 2007. Before Autodesk he worked for several years in Man and Machine (Autodesk distributor in Poland, at that time). He graduated Technical University in Lodz, specializing in robot control system. Przemek is also well known in Poland for running the blog dedicated to Autodesk D&M products: ‘Po prostu Inventor’. Big fan of automation with iLogic.



Avatar image of Melanie ThiloMelanie Thilo has worked for more than 10 years as a mechanical design engineer for different companies and industries. During this time, she gained knowledge about standard-compliant drawing creation, design methods, and GD&T. Since 2018 Melanie Thilo works as a Technical Sales Specialist for PDMC Inventor at Autodesk.



Avatar image of Simon NagelSimon is a Visualization Expert at Autodesk. His focus is Realtime Rendering, High-End-CGI Image Prodcution and Virtual Reality. As the Project Lead for the Munich VR Center of Excellence, it is his passion to explore current industry trends and combine newest Hardware and Software cutting-edge Customer Solutions. With his experience as Product Manager, Senior UX Designer, Consultant, 3d Artist and Media Producer, Simon has 15 years of experience in the industry.

Paul Munford

Paul Munford is a laugher, dreamer, raconteur, CAD geek and Industry Marketing Manager for Autodesk in the UK. Paul's background in manufacturing items for the construction industry gives him a foot in digital prototyping and a foot in Building Information Modeling (BIM). Paul was a speaker at Autodesk University for the first time in 2012, and he says it's the most fun anyone can have with 250 other people in the room.

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