The Inventor ETO UI Tools framework is a toolkit that allows for quick creation of completely Intent aware user interfaces for traditional clients such as Inventor addins, as well as for web based client applications. This document will provide a quick overview of the UI Tools including how to use the toolkit to create a simple user interface within an Inventor addin and a Silverlight based web application. A basic understanding of Autodesk Intent, Autodesk Inventor, Silverlight, and Microsoft Visual Basic.NET or C# is assumed. For example, a working knowledge of mixin structures is needed to apply the standard mixin structures presented in this document. Those mixin structures are required to support the transition between Inventor graphics and web based graphics.
The tutorial that follows configures a very simple table with four legs. The source code for this sample can be downloaded here.