Company-branded background in Inventor

One of the today's questions in Czech discussions on our portal was about branding of the Inventor environment for recording pictures and videos (like in our YouTube videos).

The easiest way of branding is to setup a customized picture for the background of your Inventor editing window. This can be changed very easily in Inventor over the application menu and the application options - i.e. using I > Options > Colors > Background. Set the type Image and in the "File name" field choose your customized image file (PNG, BMP, JPG, GIF, TIF). You can prepare such picture in any raster image editor you you can use the online tool Autodesk Pixlr. The picture will be fit to the editing window. The default neutral background image (stored in C:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk\Inventor 2013\Textures\) is the raster file presentation-5.png. Another option is to add your watermark to the resulting image or video just before publishing.

The look of your Inventor environment depends only on your imagination and personal preferences - e.g.:

Please note that the background of Inventor editing window is stored also to the thumbnails of all saved models - this can be useful to attach a "company signature" to your models, but it can be also potentially dangerous. A background "not safe for office viewing" may be tolerated by your collegues, but maybe you don't want to share it also with your customers ...