Screenshot Tool


The Screenshot Tool for Autodesk® Inventor® provides the following functionalities:

  • Screenshots creation of the Inventor active window as .JPG files. The screenshots are saved in a folder named “Screenshots” which is under the project’s workspace folder.
  • Multiple screenshots creation during the add-in session and different commands to manage the screenshot list.
  • Custom screenshot resolution option.
  • Ability to retrieve components name from assemblies to fill the main name of the screenshots files
  • White background option.
  • Conversion of the JPGs to a single multipage PDF file.
  • Automatic Outlook message creation and screenshots attachment.

About This Version

Version 1.4, 7/7/2021
- Fixed error in save path fixed

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Customer Reviews

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  • Compatibility with new versions of Inventor (2023)
    Valentin Huguet | May 31, 2024 Verified Download (What's this?)

    As said by Johannes van Slooten, install Screenshot tool on your computer. 

    Then, in the following directory : C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\AvantCAD_ScreenshotTool.bundle\Contents

    Open ScreenhotTool.Inventor.addin with Notepad and replace the number on this line by 40 <SupportedSoftwareVersionLessThan>40../SupportedSoftwareVersionLessThan>

    Save and exit the file. Open Inventor and activate the Screenshot tool app in the complement manager. 

    Enjoy !

  • Greatest tool
    Johannes van Slooten | November 08, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Great tool, got it worknig under invntor 2024. just 2 things to do:

    - There is a new path for addins on your C drive. Copy the 2 addin files from the old path to the new path.

    - Open screenshottol.inventor.addin with notepad, change   <SupportedSoftwareVersionLessThan>28..</SupportedSoftwareVersionLessThan>          to         <SupportedSoftwareVersionLessThan>40..</SupportedSoftwareVersionLessThan>

    Ariën Versluijs | March 26, 2024

    Where's the old path where's the new one?

  • Great tool but please update for 2024
    Greg Mcleod | August 04, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Please update for Inventor 2024

  • Great tool!!
    jelle jelle | December 27, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Such a great tool! When will this be available for Inventor 2023 again?

  • Best plugin for Inventor
    Charlie Dearman | August 11, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Hoping it gets updated to work with new versions of inventor, as its a great tool!

    The only other thing that would be good is if it remembered the settings used previoulsy, as I have to change the resolution and set the white background each time.

  • Very useful
    Jan Rautenberg | May 19, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Will there be an updated version available for Inventor 2023 and oncoming versions?
    Any way to make it work with Inventor 2023 already?


  • Very good app!
    Marcus von Spack | October 29, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Will there also be the 2022 version?

  • Way better than I expected
    Christopher Nguyen | September 23, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Okay so I thought 'this is too good to be true. How different could it be from the snipping tool?'

    Well, I was so, so wrong when I realized you can change adjust the image size. I took a screenshot size of 5432 x 3392. The image is 2.5mb and has INCREDIBLE quality.

    I wanted to take a high resolution screenshot instead of a render because I'm using the wireframe of the model as a graphic for a website and I wanted to have the background a certain colour. This is absolutely perfect. Thanks so much!

    My only recommendation would be to have better instructions on how to install it from start to finish. For anyone that may need help:

    1. After installation, go to the 'Tools' menu at the top of the ribbon.

    2. Click on 'Add-Ins'. It will be called 'AvantCAD ScreenshotTool' and it will be 'Blocked' on Load Behaviour.

    3. Uncheck 'Block' and check 'Load Automatically' or 'Loaded/Unloaded'; up to you.

    4. Then it will pop up on the Tools Ribbon menu. You may have to restart Inventor to see it. 

    Happy screenshotting!

  • Compatible with Inventor 2022
    Claudio Amaral | August 10, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This is a great tool, but i cannot run the app in INV 2022. I install the app, but the INV 2022 doesn't load the app. Someone can help me?


    Antoine Dilly | September 02, 2021

    Same problem here, the icon simply doesn't show up.

    Kevin Groah | January 19, 2022

    Same with me also, hopefully a fix is soon!

  • Great tool
    Matteo Berlato | October 05, 2019

    Simply and effective tool for taking screenshot with the resolution that you prefer.

  • Great Tool
    John Hyslop | June 28, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Good for saving images for me, I use Mozilla Thunderbird as my email client so I can't use the email function.. Is there another way of creating a pdf file? or just use the mailto: function in windows?Nice work bye the way ...

  • Great tool but save location is broken
    Mike Smith | June 06, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I have been using this tool for a while now. In a previous version when you would click on the tool and take a screenshot it would save it in the project folder in which you were working. Since I upgraded to this new version everytime the tool is opened it wants to save the screenshot to my desktop. I either have to go find it and move it or I have to search for the project folder I am in (which we have thousands of) to change the save location. It would be ok if I could even copy and paste the file path from my file explorer window but the screenshot tool's folder location window doesn't allow you to paste in a folder path. I email the developer about this issue and I was told that it would be fixed but so far I haven't seen any new versions come out nor even a work around. If it wasn't for that I would give it 5 stars. Still a very helpful tool.

    Alexandru Spinu (Publisher) | June 18, 2019

    Thanks for review and bug report. I was busy so far with other projects. But I have fixed it now, there will be more options for save location, hopefully will be ok. I believe the following days the new version will be here.

  • Well thought out!
    James White | September 11, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Just go this app but i already love it!! All the options you need right on the interface. Naming with suffexes, email 3 different ways, white background. Just a great app!

  • Change Screenshot Folder
    dynamiceflow OFFICE | January 25, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It would be nice if you could change the Standard-Folder for the screenshots.

  • very useful tool
    Benetti Marco | April 11, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    great, works extremely well with resolution 4500x2800 and white background. thanks!

  • Great
    Grigore Grigoras | April 01, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    is fast to take a screenshot and send via email

  • Cool Tool
    Steven Czechowski | December 02, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I love the one-click formatting options and the ability for it to link to Microsoft Office. This streamlines the time it takes to make a picture and send it. Thanks for this!

  • Cant screen shot an exploded View . IPN
    Maria Iglesias | November 04, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    The screen shot aplication dosnt apear in the ipn module. This would be nice to have

    Alexandru Spinu (Publisher) | January 12, 2018

    The new version fixed that issue.

  • Great
    Sverre Kraggerud | September 29, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Easy, simple and effective

  • great tool
    Jason Murdoch | May 30, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Very easy to use, particularly like the way it names the screenshot for you

  • Great add on!!!
    Mathieu Gauthier | February 10, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This is a very nice application. We can easily edit screenshots. Very good communication with the developer. C'est une très belle application. Nous pouvons facilement modifier les captures d'écran. Très bonne communication avec le développeur.

  • Timesaver
    Bart Martens | February 02, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Great tool!! It really speeds up my reviews. I can also create 1 single PDF with different screens and remarks to send to my clients. Thx

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