Features

AnyCAD and new Inventor features

Inventor® 2016 and Inventor® Professional 2016 3D CAD modeling software products are designed to help increase productivity for both new and longtime users. Professional-grade engineering tools connect process, people, and data throughout your organization.

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    Engineering design productivity

  • AnyCAD New

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    AnyCAD is integrated file interoperability technology that provides direct associative capabilities without the need for file translation. 

  • Sheet metal design New

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    Simplify sheet metal design and complex mechanical part design, and improve your productivity with Digital Prototyping. Inventor combines manufacturing information—such as punch tool parameters and custom bend tables—with an accurate 3D model of sheet metal folding. 

  • Harness and cable design New

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    Incorporate cable and harness runs into your 3D digital prototype to calculate accurate path lengths and avoid small-radius bends. The digital prototype helps ensure that electrical components fit into the mechanical assembly before manufacturing.

  • Free-form modeling shape creation New

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    Model organic shapes and incorporate free-form and parametric workflows into a single model. These tools provide an alternate modeling approach to explore and create free-form shaped models using direct manipulation. Start with a free-form shape that best represents the desired geometry (box, sphere, cylinder, torus, or quadball). Then use the free-form editing tools to adjust the shape.

  • Customizable Inventor Home New

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    Customize the new Inventor Home to easily access common tasks.

    CAD file conversion & compatibility

  • AutoCAD integration and DWG compatibility New

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    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.