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Features

3D CAD software for modeling and simulation

Learn about Inventor® and Inventor® Professional 3D CAD software. Choose from freeform, direct, and parametric modeling options. Save time with design automation tools. Test and showcase your design with advanced simulation and visualization tools.

Design automation

  • Automated product configuration

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Product configurators without complex programming.

  • Part and assembly design automation

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Automate common part and feature variations.

  • Component generators and calculators

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Design more accurately with calculators and component generators.

  • Automated frame design

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Quickly design and test structural frames.

  • Electromechanical design

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Link your Inventor and AutoCAD Electrical data.

  • Automated tube and pipe design

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Get precise hose, tube, and pipe runs.

Interoperability and CAD collaboration

  • Work with non-native data

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Maintain an associative link to non-native CAD data.

  • BIM interoperability

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Get your products designed-in.

  • Data management

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Use a file manager made just for engineers.

Product design and modeling

  • Parametric modeling

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Focus on the design, not the interface.

  • Assembly modeling

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Put it all together, in fewer steps.

  • Drawing creation

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Quickly create clear and detailed drawings.

  • Flexible modeling

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Use freeform, direct, or parametric modeling.

  • Direct modeling

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Quickly make edits.

  • Freeform modeling

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Take a fluid approach toward modeling.

  • Mechanical concept and layout design

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Start with AutoCAD, finish in Inventor.

  • Plastic parts design

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Form, fit, function, and manufacturability of plastic parts.

  • Sheet metal design

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Design complex sheet metal products.

Simulation and visualization

  • Dynamic simulation

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Conduct advanced motion studies of your design.

  • Stress analysis

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Evaluate design decisions as you make them.

  • Visualization and rendering

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Create photorealistic renderings of your product.

  • Exploded views

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Expose all the parts inside your design.