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Product Design Suite, Inventor, and AutoCAD Mechanical

Find the right 3D product design solution for your needs. Compare Product Design Suite Ultimate, Inventor Professional, and AutoCAD Mechanical.

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Products Product Design Suite Ultimate 2017
Product Design Suite
Inventor Professional 2017
Inventor Professional
AutoCAD Mechanical 2017
AutoCAD Mechanical
Engineering Design Productivity
Easy-to-use 3D mechanical design
3D part and assembly design
Freeform modeling
Direct editing
Rules-based design and automation
Catalog/purchased/standard part library
Mold design
Plastic parts design
3D digital mockups for real-time collaboration  
Sheet metal design
Frame and weldment design
Electrical systems design/tube and pipe runs
Integrated electrical and mechanical design
Electrical engineering
Visualization & conceptual design
Real-time design visualization
Explore design concepts in AutoCAD
Cinematic-quality rendering and 3D animation
Photorealistic rendering and presentations
Product simulation & design validation
Point cloud tools
Assembly-level finite element analysis (FEA)
Assembly-level dynamic simulation
Virtually infinite computational power  
Cloud-based parametric optimization  
Materials selection cost impact
Assembly-level/interference detection
Check for manufacturability
Installation/demolition sequence simulation
Documentation & data sharing
Professional drafting and documentation tools
Native support for DWG™ files
International standards support
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*Applicable design suites are licensed for installation and use of each component by one user to deliver additional workflow and functionality value as compared to the stand-alone individual products.