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Make great products

Inventor® mechanical design and 3D CAD software offers professional-grade 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation tools.

Mechanical design is more than parametric modeling

Flexible modeling features in Inventor

Modeling flexibility

Choose the way you design, with freeform, direct, and parametric modeling options.

View modeling features

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Working with non-native data in Inventor

Any CAD data

Work with files from any 3D CAD application while maintaining an associative link to the original source.

View interoperability features

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Product configuration features in Inventor


Set up and deploy your product configurator without writing complex code.

View design automation features

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What's new

The latest release of Inventor delivers customer-driven enhancements to core design tools and new capabilities for engineers managing complex development projects.

See what's new in Inventor 2017

AnyCAD technology

Eliminate manual file translation, repair, and rework. (video 1:56 min.)

Top 10 features from IdeaStation

With your help, we’re making Inventor better than ever. (video 2:28 min.)

Shape generation technology

You specify the function, we provide the form. (video 1:45 min.)

Connected product design workflows

Do more with Inventor when you connect it with other product design tools in the Product Design Collection.

2D-to-3D workflow

Connect 3D models with 2D standards-based parts and tools for automating mechanical detailing tasks.

(video: 1:53 min.)

Electro-mechanical workflow

Associatively connect 2D electrical design with 3D mechanical design models.

(video: 2:21 min.)

Factory design workflow

Conceptualize, plan, and validate manufacturing facilities.

(video: 2:10 min.)

Get Inventor with AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Electrical, Navisworks, and more in the Product Design Collection.

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Additional tools for Inventor

Add these tools to Inventor mechanical design software, and round out your development process.

  • Product data management

    Manage your product data and engineering processes in one place.

  • Finite-element analysis

    Perform advanced simulations and test the real world performance of your products.

  • CAM + CAD

    Generate toolpaths for 2.5-, 3-, and 5-axis milling and turning operations.

Meet our manufacturing geniuses

Discover the engineers who are making great products. Read about the teams. Download productivity studies and white papers.

Meet the geniuses

Meet our manufacturing geniuses

Chris Narborough | Norgren Group

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Shortcut keys

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Product Design Collection

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