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Inventor vs. Inventor Professional vs. suites

Inventor 3D CAD software comes in different product configurations that offer specific levels of functionality to fit your workflow and design needs. Compare Inventor with Inventor Professional, and see how Inventor works with other tools that enhance your design workflow in suites.

Inventor 2015
Inventor 2015
Inventor Professional 2015
Inventor Professional 2015
Factory Design Suite Ultimate 2015
Factory Design Suite Ultimate 2015
Product Design Suite Ultimate 2015
Product Design Suite Ultimate 2015
Features
Engineering design productivity
Digital Prototyping
Easy-to-use 3D mechanical design
Large assembly design
Freeform modeling
Sheet metal design
Direct editing
Rules-based design/automation
Catalog/purchased/standard part library
Frame and weldment design
Plastic parts design
Electrical systems design/tube and pipe runs
Mold, and tool and die
Electrical engineering
Integrated electrical and mechanical design
Conceptual design
Explore design concepts in AutoCAD
Sketch designs, produce stunning artwork
Create 3D digital artwork
Visualization
Real-time design visualization
Photorealistic rendering and presentations
Cinematic-quality rendering and 3D animation
Simulation and design validation
Point cloud tools
Select material by environmental/cost impact
Assembly collision and interference detection
Check for manufacturability
Draft analysis
Validate performance with simulation and FEA
Evaluate multiple designs during optimization*
Simulate installation or demolition sequences
CAD file conversion and compatibility
Review/mark up DWG™, DWF, and PDF files
Mobile and online sharing of 3D designs
BIM interoperability
Native translators
Large-scale design review and collaboration
Design fly-throughs and walk-throughs
Publish or translate assets in the cloud
CAD rendering and design documentation
Professional drafting and documentation tools
TrustedDWG™ technology
Automatic drawing view creation
BOM generation
International standards support
Sync 3D factory models and 2D documentation
Smart panel layout drawings
Data management
In-product data management
Configurable data security
Multiple user/concurrent design
Easy administration
Automated design organization
Factory and machine line layout design
Architectural and facilities design
Large library of 2D and 3D content
Drag-and-drop creation of 3D layout models
AutoCAD layout analysis features
Maintenance Subscription
Upgrades
Flexible license rights
Technical support
Optimization for Inventor
Rendering in A360
Green Building Studio
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