The Eco Materials Adviser tool enables you to analyze the environmental impact of your product early in the design process. The analysis provides rapid estimates of key environmental indicators such as energy usage, CO2 footprint, water usage, compliance with European Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS), end of life, and material cost, that are influenced by your material and production process choices. By browsing and selecting from the hosted materials database from Granta Design, you can then assign and evaluate alternative materials, to help minimize overall environmental impact.
The base version of Eco Materials Adviser which is included in Inventor can analyze assemblies of up to 20 parts, and uses a starter database of typical materials. To analyze an unlimited number of parts and to get access to a more comprehensive materials database, you can upgrade to the full version of Eco Materials Adviser that is offered by Granta Design. Click here to obtain more information.
Eco Materials Adviser was developed as a joint partnership between Autodesk and Granta Design.