Autodesk Inventor has been certified for use on Amazon EC2 G4ad instances, a family of virtual workstations powered by 2nd Gen AMD EPYC CPUs and AMD Radeon Pro V520 GPUs.
AWS G4ad instances running Autodesk Inventor can also ‘integrate seamlessly’ with Autodesk Vault data management software on AWS, which should allow firms to track work and preserve version control among team members.
In a recent blog post, AMD’s George Watkins explained that with the applications and VM resources in the cloud, and no need to download data to local devices, users can expect fewer synchronisation errors and be confident that the entire team is always working with the latest data, anywhere. This, he adds, provides the opportunity to have teams in multiple geographies all immediately synchronised.
Amazon EC2 G4ad instances are available in five different sizes. According to Watkins, this allows business to dial in the optimal cost-performance balance on a per-user basis to suit the varying needs of different remote workstation users.
Users of Autodesk Inventor can also take advantage of the AMD Radeon ProRender plug-in for Inventor. The physically-based ray-trace renderer can be used to generate photorealistic views of assemblies and parts at a higher quality than the standard Inventor viewport.
AMD Radeon ProRender for Inventor can take advantage of GPU acceleration using the Radeon PRO V520 GPU built into the AWS EC2 G4ad virtual machines. “Executing this in the cloud helps ensure a high-performance experience for users regardless of device or location,” writes Watkins in his blog.