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CAD translation and compatibility features

Inventor® and Inventor® Professional software offer CAD data interoperability, associative data collaboration with AnyCAD, native file translation tools that read and write other CAD applications, and translators for industry-standard formats. Manage and share production-ready DWG™ drawings with manufacturing teams and outside suppliers securely and accurately.

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    CAD file conversion & compatibility

  • AutoCAD integration and DWG compatibility New


    Directly read and write the true DWG™ file format. With AutoCAD DWG conversion you can share critical design data with partners and customers. Integrate AutoCAD drawings and 3D CAD data into a single digital model, creating a virtual representation of the final product.

  • BIM compatibility


    Inventor includes tools designed specifically for mechanical engineers and fabricators who work with architects, builders, and contractors. Easy-to-use geometry simplification tools reduce model complexity and use feature recognition to represent your Inventor designs with native features recognized by Revit building design software.

  • CAD file conversion and data exchange


    Inventor offers CAD translation tools, including native translators that read and write files from other CAD applications. Inventor also includes translators for industry-standard formats such as IGES and STEP. These translators enable you to accept and supply data in customers' preferred formats.