Engineering Intent understands the needs of Inventor ETO customers better than anyone else. After all, as the original creator of Intent - which became Inventor ETO after its sale to Autodesk - we understand how that system was able to capture the proprietary knowledge and engineering rules built into an Inventor ETO application. We know first-hand how critical hard-working automation applications work.
Knowledge Bridge is the successor to Intent. It is strengthened by its new modern, cloud-based platform and new capabilities, such as Snap-Drag™ interactive graphical positioning. Inventor ETO applications, though workstation-based, can be migrated to this new environment using our IKS to kBridge Conversion Utility. A high degree of functionality can be converted automatically. Knowledge Bridge retains a great deal of the DNA of Intent/Inventor ETO. Of course, there are differences, mainly found in the improvements and new features of Knowledge Bridge.
Benefits of switching to Knowledge Bridge
Global accessibility thanks to the move from the desktop to the cloud
High-speed, browser-based graphics preview lessens the frequency and need for Inventor interactions
Generation of drawings (AutoCAD format) without the need for any connection to any CAD
Direct integration with Revit - critical for manufacturers who deal with BIM
Optimized visual rule authoring environment - no more Visual Studio
Integrated, out of the box custom UI generation, with Snap-Drag drag and drop capabilities
Direct export to Excel, Word and PDF right from the web
Low-cost, easy deployment to large engineering or sales teams
No more platform/software updates
The IKS to kBridge Conversion Utility is built into kBridge. Simply point it at the IKS files and it converts to Knowledge Bridge Source. Note that improvements have been made to kBridge so that the conversion rate is about 90%, saving potentially hours, days, weeks... even man-years in the conversion process.
The following example shows a source .iks file on the left, with the resulting kBridge design on the right. Though simple, this shows the critical functionality that enables automated conversion that significantly reduces the time and pain of moving from a dead-end environment to a modern, robust, and highly capable environment designed for the future.
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Free evaluation and roadmap
For a limited time, Engineering Intent is offering Inventor ETO customers a free evaluation of their existing automation applications, resulting in a Conversion Roadmap. The Roadmap provides a plan for conversion, highlights the benefits of moving to Knowledge Bridge, and identifies challenges.
We’d be happy to show you how
Contact Us to put things in motion. We'll let you know the information that we need, and we'll arrange to have one of our Inventor ETO/Intent specialists visit your office to make sure that we understand your needs and the scope of your existing Inventor ETO application. Or start out with a free, one-on-one demo.