Mechanical Desktop being phased out?

It seems that the old Autodesk mechanical modeller based on AutoCAD – Mechanical Desktop – is being slowly phased out.

The just released new Inventor version – Inventor 2009 – no longer contains the Mechanical Desktop installer (like the previous versions). If you own Inventor 2009 and you want to install Mechanical Desktop 2009, you have to download it separately via

The end of Mechanical Desktop development was predicted since Inventor R5 but MDT still lives and it is being updated for new AutoCAD releases. But not including it on Inventor media may indicate a starting fall…


One Response to Mechanical Desktop being phased out?

  1. […] – end of life Now it seems that Mechanical Desktop is really at its end of life (see an older post). MDT 2009 should be the last released version – and this version will be available for download […]

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