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Software for mechanical design and simulation

View demo videos of Inventor® and Inventor® Professional 3D CAD modeling software products to learn about features for advanced mechanical engineering design, finite element analysis, motion simulation, data management, routed system and mold design, as well as enhanced CAD productivity.

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Engineering design productivity

  • New

    Freeform modeling shape creation

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    Model combining freeform and parametric workflows. (video: 1:30 min.)

  • New

    Large assembly design (enhanced)

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    Use Express Mode for faster large assembly performance. (video: 1:20 min.) 

  • New

    Sketch constraint control (enhanced)

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    Relax Mode simplifies working with constraints. (video: 1:30 min.)

  • New

    Customizable Inventor Home

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    Easily access common tasks. (video: 1:35 min.)

  • New

    Tutorial learning and search

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    Access tutorials and search with one click. (video: 1:39 min.)

  • Sheet metal design

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    Use a 3D model to simplify sheet metal design. (video: 1:31 min.)

  • Assembly design and ease of assembly

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    Control and manage assembly design data. (video: 1:35 min.)

  • Layout and system design

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    Parametric sketch tools enable design evaluation. (video: 1:29 min.)

  • Plastic part design

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    Combine Inventor and Alias for plastic part design. (video: 1:39 min.)

  • Rules-based design

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    iLogic and iCopy save assembly design time. (video: 2:04 min.)

  • Harness and cable design

    INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Keep electrical intent throughout the cable design. (video: 1:38 min.)

  • Tube and pipe design

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    Accelerate design of tubes, pipes, and hoses. (video: 1:12 min.)

  • Flexible sketching tools

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    Change the 3D sketch of part and menu ribbon.

  • Customize Inventor with apps

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    Extend your design capabilities. (video: 30 sec.)

  • Tooling and mold design

    INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Create and validate complete mold designs. (video: 1:36 min.)

CAD file conversion & compatibility

  • New

    Edit geometry directly

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    Easily manipulate native or imported geometry. (video: 1:32 min.)

  • BIM compatibility

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    Streamline work with building professionals. (video: 1:38 min.)

  • CAD file conversion and data exchange

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Read and write files from other CAD applications. (video: 1:38 min.)

  • AutoCAD integration and DWG compatibility

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    DWG™ compatibility enables easier sharing. (video: 1:36 min.)

  • Extend value with Maintenance Subscription

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    Work anywhere, anytime with cloud benefits.

CAD rendering & design documentation

  • Manufacturing and design documentation

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    Generate documentation from digital prototypes. (video: 1:39 min.)

  • Data management

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    Use in-product Vault for data management.

  • CAD rendering and visualization tools

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    Improve design communication with clear visuals. (video: 1:24 min.)

Integrated CAD simulation

  • Integrated motion simulation

    INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Simulate your designs to improve decision making. (video: 1:36 min.)

  • Ease of use: Inventor simulation

    INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Optimize and validate product performance. 

  • Integrated finite element analysis

    INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Use analysis features to predict stress.

  • Sustainable design

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    Use Eco Materials Adviser for sustainable design. (video: 1:06 min.)