Automate Autodesk Inventor with Drag-And-Drop. With AutoSteps.

AutoSteps provides you with a simple way to automate Inventor. AutoSteps’ visual drag-and-drop interface allows Inventor users and CAD administrators with no programming skills to automate certain tasks in Inventor. For example, you can even automate company-specific tasks which cannot be completed with standard tools.

AutoSteps is available in three different versions – Pro, Runtime und Free! (Comparison)

Compatible with Inventor 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020

Automate routine tasks in the Inventor with just a few mouse clicks. Download AutoSteps now.

In this video we show you how easy it is to create your own Inventor command (so-called workflow) with just a few mouse clicks. The created command automatically exports the flat pattern of a sheet metal part and also exports it as a STEP and DWFx file with just one mouse click. The workflow can then be executed for each sheet metal part.

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Your Advantages at a Glance

  • Simple workflow "programming" by stringing activities (commands) together with drag-and-drop
  • No programming knowledge in VBA or iLogic etc. required
  • Easily adapt existing workflows to new needs
  • Automate time-consuming tasks that cannot be completed with standard tools
  • Use workflows along with your colleagues (external workflows)
  • Create more complex workflows with expressions and variables (similar to Excel formulas)
  • More than 75 activities and 20 functions available

Automate Your Inventor-Workflows in Minutes and Save Hours: How to automate Inventor with just a few mouse clicks!

Inventor Tools - AutoSteps

Automate with Drag-and-Drop

No programming skills are required to use the graphic workflow designer. Simply drag-and-drop any activities from the library into the workflow and tailor the activities to your needs. This creates a workflow within a few seconds with no programming whatsoever. Incidentally, existing workflows can be easily changed at any time, so they can be adapted to new requirements time and again with no need for complex and time-consuming code changes.

Do you still want to execute existing macros or iLogic rules? You can easily do this by using the “Run VB Code” and “Run iLogic Rule” activities.

Set Activities as Desired

You can tailor each activity to your needs. For example, for the Export Document activity, you can specify the file format in which you would like to export and where you want to save the file.

AutoSteps offers a huge selection of over 75 activities. We are constantly working to develop new activities and improve existing ones. Many activities are also created as a response to ideas and suggestions from our customers.

Is there an activity that you need? Do you have ideas or suggestions? Please write to us.

Execute Workflows with Just One Click

Your own workflows and those of your colleagues (“external workflows”) are automatically loaded every time Inventor is started and can be conveniently executed via the AutoSteps “Launch Pad” Inventor menu or via the “AutoSteps Browser” to improve the way in which your workflows are distinguished later, you can also change the symbol image.

Share Workflows with your Colleagues

The “External Workflows” feature also lets you make workflows available to your colleagues. All you have to do is save the workflows in a network folder and select the folder as the source for “External Workflows.” All the workflows contained in the folder are then loaded automatically each time Inventor is started and can be shared by your colleagues.

Tip: Workflows can be password protected against changes.

Execute Workflows Automatically

The execution of your workflows can automatically be triggered with certain events (triggers), e.g. when saving documents, etc. For example, PDF and DXF files can be automatically created when closing a drawing. Or certain iProperties may be changed when saving a document.

Download pre-definied workflows: Download free pre-defined sample workflows for Autodesk Inventor here.

Export to 3D PDF

Exports the current document (Assembly, Part, Sheet Metal) to a 3D PDF file.

Print All Drawings

Prints all drawings of each document reference in a assembly on pre-defined printers.

Export to PDF

Exports the current document (Assembly, Part, Sheet Metal or Drawing) to a PDF file.

Version comparison

FREE

Automate simple and small Inventor tasks.
Free -
  • Create and edit workflows
  • Execute workflows an unlimited number of times
  • Load one of your self-created workflows
  • Use all activities without restriction
  • Execute workflows automatically
  • Execute external workflows
  • Support and updates (12 months)

RUNTIME

Ideal for Inventor users who only want to execute workflows
195 per license plus VAT
  • Create and edit workflows
  • Execute workflows an unlimited number of times
  • Load an unlimited number of workflows
  • Use all activities without restriction
  • Execute workflows automatically
  • Execute external workflows
  • Support and updates (12 months)

PRO

The full range of AutoSteps.
420 per license plus VAT
  • Create and edit workflows
  • Execute workflows an unlimited number of times
  • Load an unlimited number of workflows
  • Use all activities without restriction
  • Execute workflows automatically
  • Execute external workflows
  • Support and updates (12 months)