Use motion simulation software—not intuition—to enhance your design decisions.
The motion simulation feature uses the assembly constraints in your 3D model to identify relevant rigid bodies, generate correct motion joints, and compute dynamic behavior. This functionality can help you quickly understand how the design behaves, including the position, velocity, and acceleration of moving parts.
Inventor CAD simulation features include:
Optimize and validate product performance before the product is built.
Easy-to-use and tightly integrated motion simulation and stress analysis tools can enable you to predict how the design will work under real-world conditions, helping you save time and reduce prototyping costs.
Inventor Professional can help you find the best design solution without having to investigate an excessive number of options. Create parametric studies of design constraints and understand the effects of different parameter values.
The Simulation Guide helps you to set up loads, constraints, and contacts, as well as generate and interpret the results. A comprehensive design simulation provides support for motion simulation and static and modal finite element analysis (FEA), at both the part and assembly level.
Increase the accuracy and reliability of your design stress analysis.
Use integrated finite element analysis (FEA) to predict stress and deflection with accurate peak loads by transferring reaction forces from simulation time steps to stress analysis.
Fully integrated with Frame Generator, the Frame Analysis environment in Inventor Professional can enable you to simulate the performance of load-bearing frame models quickly and efficiently. After running the analysis, you can take advantage of the report generation tools to present your results and embed graphics and animation in your reports.
Finite element analysis features include:
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Eco Materials Adviser enables mechanical designers to optimize material selection based on environmental impact and cost while considering performance.
Jointly developed with Granta Design Ltd., the Eco Materials Adviser gives you access to environmental information on materials, as well as analysis and reporting tools to make better sustainable design decisions within your existing mechanical CAD process.