Autodesk® DirectConnect software lets you exchange industrial design data efficiently with engineers using CAD products. The result is a fluid digital design workflow that eliminates rework, saves time, and preserves your design intent.
To exchange data with mechanical design and engineering products from Autodesk, such as Autodesk® AutoCAD or Autodesk® Inventor® software, a commercial DirectConnect translator is not needed. The DirectConnect software should however be installed to enable these imports.
Mac OS X
Read about enhancements in the 2011 release of Autodesk DirectConnect: