Autodesk Remote is a stand-alone application for Microsoft Window 7 and 8 and is compatible with all Autodesk products but certainly works better with some than others based soley on interface interaction with the software. It lets you drive Autodesk software installed on your primary computer from a remote computer or iPad for fast access to native design data over standard networks. To use it, simply install Autodesk Remote on the PC you want to share. Install it again on the machine you want to connect from and start your connection. Autodesk Remote currently works in North-America only.
Autodesk Remote also has a companion application for the iPad that allows you to access your host PC from an iPad. The iPad App is optimized for Autodesk Inventor so you can work from anywhere, improving collaboration and increasing flexibility. Downlaod the iPad app from the Apple Store.
The controls in the iPad app are pretty easy to understand, but that doesn’t make a high end CAD product made for the PC instantly translatable to a touch interface. You can see where interface elements of Inventor have started to lean more towards this inevitable progression though.
From my usage of the iPad app on my iPad 3, I found the usage a little sluggish and picky to respond to my gestures. I found the use the ESC key a mandatory function since sometimes I would get into one navigation tool and find myself trying to start something else before finishing the tool I was in. In the end, I see some fantastic usage on the horizon for this app, but right now it is pretty gimmicky for my taste. I do foresee at some point being able to finally be on my front porch with my tablet instead of my computer though. I would look cooler to the neighborhood kids too.
Be aware you will probably have to troubleshoot the setup of this app a bit; I had to lock and unlock my computer and restart the app several times before I got it just right. In the end it felt very cool, yet gimmicky at the same time. The technology looks promising though.