Eco Materials Adviser is an easy-to-use, interactive tool within the Autodesk Inventor software. It enables engineers to make more sustainable design decisions by exposing information on environmental impact, cost, and performance to guide materials selection.
The Base Version is already available to you in Autodesk Inventor 2012. It allows you to interactively generate an eco impact analysis for an assembly of less than twenty parts. An easy-to-read dashboard display shows key indicators such as energy usage, CO2 footprint, water usage, compliance with RoHS legislation, and materials cost.
The Full Version extends the scope and depth of analyses. You can:
- Study assemblies of any size
- Access and apply Granta’s comprehensive database of around 3,000 materials
- Include the environmental impact of finishing processes
- Study the full product lifecycle, including transport and use phases