Gain an alternate modeling approach—use Freeform tools and direct manipulation to explore and create freeform-shaped models.
Use flexible freeform toolsin combination with parametric tools, or used alone to create organic shapes where parametric tools are unavailable or difficult to use. For example:
Parametrically move, size, rotate, and delete imported solid models or native Inventor files.
Improved tools support an easier, more intuitive learning experience in the Inventor Home environment.
Inventor Home functions as your personal dashboard and provides a single, central, in-product location for you to find learning and help content:
Design mechanical parts in 3D with powerful part-level parametric modeling.
Create simple and complex parts quickly. Visualize and verify your part designs in 3D to avoid costly errors—before building expensive physical prototypes. Then generate photorealistic renderings of 3D part models to communicate design intent to customers and other reviewers. Reduce rework and cycle times to bring better products to market sooner.
Share 3D part designs and update production DWG™ drawings quickly and easily.
Reduce the hassle and inefficiency of working in today’s multiCAD environments. Easily share 2D to 3D design data with customers and suppliers without relying on separate file translation software. Import, create, modify, and export 3D part models in common file formats to streamline communication with your extended supply chain. As projects progress, your downstream users need production-ready DWG drawings. With Inventor LT, you can generate production-ready drawings that automatically update whenever the 3D part model changes.
Work with third-party 3D CAD data, including non-native assemblies from customers and suppliers.
Reuse AutoCAD LT 2D CAD data in Inventor LT to start designing in 3D. With smooth interoperability, you can choose the right software for any job.
Make the most of your AutoCAD software expertise and your investments in 2D design data. Realize the benefits of 3D design while continuing to rely on the 2D designs and expertise you've have built up over time. If you prefer, maintain your current 2D productivity by using AutoCAD LT. Inventor LT also offers DWG interoperability, so you can work easily with existing 2D designs within a 3D environment.
Inventor LT Suite delivers the 3D mechanical CAD tools of Inventor LT, and the 2D drafting of AutoCAD LT in a single, cost-effective suite.