Win32 and 64, English

Autodesk, Inc.
Simple screen capture utility for Autodesk Inventor

General Usage Instructions

When you run the Screenshot command, a dialog will appear. This dialog provides you with the selection options and settings. It also displays a preview of the screenshot. The screen will be captured according to the selection options and converted to a relevant bitmap. You have options to save the bitmap to the clipboard to a file or send it directly to a printer. When choosing the "Application" or "Document" option, the limits of the screenshot will be calculated automatically. When using the "Window" option, the user needs to select a region of the screen. Selection Options |_Document: capture the active Inventor document window |_Application: capture the entire Inventor application window |_Window: select a region to capture using "Window<" Settings: |_Background | |_Normal: the current background color is used | |_White: the background is forced to white |_Foreground | |_Normal: the current background color is used | |_Black: the foreground is forced to white |_Grayscale |_Off: do not convert the image to grayscale |_On: convert the entire image to grayscale The settings for each option are maintained to allow quick capture of commonly required images. When settings are changed that require the bitmap to be re-generated a progress dialog will be displayed. The output location causes the resultant image to be placed on the clipboard, saved to a file or sent to the printer. "Save Screenshot" will cause the image to be saved to the selected output location(s). "Exit" will cause the dialog to close.


The Screenshot command in the Inventor tools RibbonBar.
The Screenshot dialog.
Selecting ascreen area for capture.
The image generated by Screenshot



The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk Inventor Exchange Store has already installed the app/plug-in. You can unload the plugin without uninstalling it by unchecking the "Loaded/Unloaded" check box associated with the plugin in the Autodesk Inventor Add-In Manager. You may have to restart Autodesk Inventor to completely unload the application. To remove the plugin completely, Right Mouse Button click and uninstall the application using the Exchange App Manager tool, located on the Ribbons Tools tab > Options Panel.

Additional Information

Known Issues

The tool simply captures the graphics via the screen's display buffer: if unwanted application windows are obscuring the image, in some way, then this may need additional handling. The tool will also capture Inventor's navigation aids, such as the ViewCube. These can be turned off manually via the Application settings, if needed, but are not currently hidden automatically by the plugin. If graphics from the Screenshot dialog are included in the capture, it's possible to adjust the delay used by the tool to avoid such a situation. Open the "ADNPlugin-InventorScreenshot.dll.config" file installed with the plugin into a text editor and adjust the delayTime setting, as appropriate (the default value is 500ms).


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Author/Company Information

This plugin was written by Xiaodong Liang, based on a plugin for AutoCAD developed by Kean Walmsley. Both Xiaodong and Kean work for Developer Technical Services - supporting the Autodesk Developer Network community at Autodesk. Many thanks also to Alex Fielder and Fenton Webb for their input during the design and testing of this plugin.

Support Information

Version History

Version Number Version Description


Updated Icon image. Also supports Autodesk Inventor 2015 release


Fixed the problem of selecting a region in perspective view Fixed the problem of printing on a 64-bit OS


Added support for Inventor 2008 and 2009


Original release