In the past, if a user didn’t have Inventor installed and wanted to view Inventor files, Inventor view was the solution. But in 2020, Autodesk released a “new” viewer for Inventor file types (.ipt, .iam, .idw, .dwg, .ipn, .ide) called “Inventor Read-Only Mode". Non Inventor and non-cad users will have the ability to open and view Inventor files without needing a license.
In the last few years of Autodesk Inventor, it has been difficult to get a “White” appearance in Part Modeling, Assembly Modeling, and Shaded Drawing Views. Many users have complained that choosing the standard white appearances would display gray on their screen.
With Inventor 2019 and a few previous versions, users could choose between a Dark theme and a Light theme inside the Inventor interface via the Application Options. Inventor 2020 was released in March of 2019 and only included a “Light Theme” option throughout the software interface. Some users were very upset with the loss of the dark theme or thought that it was missing from the Inventor software. So, let’s take a quick look at some of the theme options previously and currently available.