Autodesk has a new cloud product called Configurator 360. (Currently available only as a 90 day free special offer)
You can upload your Inventor assemblies or parts and it will allow your customers to configure the model based on Inventor parameters, iLogic rules or ETO designs. You don’t need to work with the Inventor API to use Configurator 360 but I thought it may be of interest to explore this new cloud capability for Inventor models.
This YouTube video provides a quick high level overview.
You can get more information and sign up for a free trial here:
It is really easy to try it. Here is a screenshot where I uploaded my Inventor part. I selected the pencil icon to display a page where I could control the behavior of the parameters.
On this page select the Parameters Tab. (this is one thing that may not be easy to find). On the Parameters tab I set the Max and Min value of the Parameters. (If I set the parameter value to zero an error occurred so having a minimum avoids that condition)
In this screenshot you see the part file that can be modified. You can try this part from here. This is just a simple ipt I used to test. The three parameters control the size of extrude features. (limit is .25 to 3.0)
This “In the fold” blog post on has information on other Autodesk cloud products related to manufacturing that have been released recently: