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Everything you need to create innovative products

The Digital Prototyping capabilities of Product Design Suite can help you make great products, reduce development costs, and get to market faster.


Desktop Subscription gives you access to the latest updates and releases, 1-on-1 web support, priority support in the forums, flexible licensing, and more.    

Cloud service available with purchase of a one-time license with Maintenance Subscription or a Desktop Subscription.

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    Engineering design productivity

  • Cloud Service

    Design, test, and fabricate in a single tool New


    Fusion 360 is a cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM tool for product development that combines industrial and mechanical design, collaboration, and machining in a single package. The tools in Fusion 360 enable fast and easy exploration of design ideas with an integrated concept-to-production toolset.  

  • 3D assembly design New


    Inventor 3D CAD software provides the tools to create, control, define digital prototypes, and manage data for large complex assembly designs. Work on only the components required to complete a particular part of the design. Validate interference and mass properties for quality products the first time. Inventor combines design accelerators with assembly tools, so you can be sure that every part and component in an assembly design fits correctly.

  • Sheet metal design New


    Simplify the design of complex mechanical sheet metal parts. Inventor 3D CAD software combines manufacturing information—such as punch tool parameters and custom bend tables—with an accurate 3D model of sheet metal folding. Manufacturing engineers can also use the flat-pattern editing environment to tweak flat patterns to help minimize manufacturing costs.

  • Plastic part design New


    Get maximum flexibility by combining native Inventor geometry with exterior surface models designed with Alias industrial design software. The relationship between Alias and Inventor can reduce time to market. Engineers can start detailed designs earlier, and mechanical engineers can more easily incorporate changes from the industrial design team.

  • Mold, and tool and die New


    Inventor Professional software automates key aspects of injection mold design for plastic parts. Quickly create and validate complete mold designs, reducing errors and improving mold performance. With its intuitive mold design workflow, the software guides you through the mold design process in a way that is natural for the experienced user and supportive for the novice.

  • Free-form modeling shape creation New


    Create 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 models using direct manipulation. Start with a free-form shape that best represents the desired geometry (box, sphere, cylinder, torus, or quadball). Then, adjust the shape using the free-form edit tools.

  • 3D mechanical design


    Define your product's physical characteristics with an integrated set of design engineering tools. This toolset supports sheet metal, plastic parts, cable and harness, structural steel framework, fabricated weldments, and electromechanical design.

  • 3D part modeling


    Inventor 3D CAD software uses direct manipulation part modeling for an uninterrupted design workflow for modeling parts and assemblies. You can control all command inputs right at the point where you are directly affecting geometry. Dynamic input in the sketch environment helps you to sketch more freely and directly. The Assemble tool "snaps" components together quickly and accurately.

  • Large assembly performance


    Inventor 3D CAD software includes Express Mode, which dramatically reduces file open times for large assemblies. Inventor can also improve graphics performance for large assembly pan, zoom, and rotate in both Full and Express Modes.

  • Integrated electrical and mechanical design


    Integrate electrical designs with cable and harness control systems using Inventor for routed systems, combined with AutoCAD Electrical software. Incorporating cable and harness runs into your 3D digital prototype enables you to calculate accurate path lengths, avoid small-radius bends, and ensure that electrical components fit into the mechanical assembly before manufacturing.

  • Rules-based design/automation


    Fully integrated Inventor iLogic technology can dramatically simplify rules-based design, so that any Inventor user—with little or no programming experience—can capture and embed product engineering and knowledge directly into virtual models. The iCopy feature automates the process of copying components, so you can easily customize commonly used assemblies.

  • Tube and pipe runs


    Use Inventor Professional 3D CAD software to streamline the design of complex routed elements. Rules-based routing tools select the correct fittings and help ensure that pipe runs comply with your standards for segment length, round-off increments, and bend radius.

  • Cloud Service

    Mockup 360


    Collaborate with others on real-time 3D digital mockups of your designs. Subscription customers with a special version can manage up to 5 concurrent mockup projects.

  • 2D/3D electrical components library


    Add the Electrical Catalog Browser to Inventor 3D CAD software during installation to access 3D electrical parts. Insert 3D electrical parts into an Inventor assembly from the same catalog as your electrical design to complete your Digital Prototyping solution.

  • Direct editing of geometry


    Parametrically move, size, rotate, and delete imported solid models or native Inventor files. Quickly and precisely change parametric or feature part geometry in models with complex histories or solid base data. Investigate redesign possibilities without commitment. Explore the redesign of parts in the context of the parent assembly, and align geometry on the active part with geometry from nonassociative parts.

  • Sketch constraint control


    Get your sketches in shape more quickly and easily with constraint tools and settings. With Relax Mode, you can modify already constrained geometries. Gain greater control over constraints with improved display, inference, and delete options. A single Constraint Settings command includes settings related to Sketch constraints.

  • Customizable Inventor Home dashboard


    Customize the new Inventor Home to easily access common tasks. Inventor Home functions like a personal dashboard and offers basic or full template display. An expanded list of recently used files includes rich information in the tooltip, and you can pin a working file to locate it more easily. Use tabs to switch to specific file areas, and quickly access Team Web, Help, and Tutorials.

  • Single-click tutorial search


    Interactive tutorials teach the basics of sketches and parts, assemblies, and drawings. Tutorials help new users experience a complete workflow, from beginning to end, and track learning progress. A single-click search can provide results for commands, Help articles, support content, blogs, and discussion groups, as well as YouTube posts.

    Documentation & data sharing

  • Engineering drafting and documentation tools


    Maximize productivity with automation, management, and editing tools designed for drafting, minimizing repetitive tasks.  

  • Native support for DWG files


    With direct read and write for true RealDWG® file format, you can share critical design data with partners and customers. Product Design Suite includes Inventor, which enables engineers to integrate AutoCAD software drawings and 3D CAD data into a single digital model to create a virtual representation of the final product.

  • Smart panel layout drawings


    Extract a list of electrical schematic components for placement into panel layout drawings. Any changes to the electrical schematic or panel representation will update the nonschematic items, such as wire conduit.

  • Bill of material (BOM) generation


    Stay on schedule and reduce costly stops in production caused by inaccurate part counting, identification, and ordering. Automated and associative parts lists and BOMs automatically update as the design changes.

  • Large-scale design review and collaboration


    Integrate supply chain and design data with Navisworks Simulate software. Enhance design and collaboration and create large digital mockups.

  • Layout designs, fly-throughs, walk-throughs


    Improve the design review process and help stakeholders understand design intent by sharing a lightweight digital model anyone can review.

  • Building Information Modeling interoperability


    The Inventor software included in the suite offers enhanced tools for engineers and fabricators who work with architects, builders, and contractors. Easy-to-use tools simplify geometry and reduce model complexity. Feature recognition capabilities can represent your Inventor designs with native elements recognized by Revit building design software.

  • Native CAD translators


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

  • In-product data management


    Manage your design data and avoid duplication of effort with integrated data management tools. Save time and money with a streamlined change management system, accurate bills of materials (BOMs), and the ability to share digital models with your team, customers, and suppliers.

  • Multiple user/concurrent design


    Manage engineering and manufacturing data. Work with the most current designs and have security in place to help prevent version control issues. Use your data across integrated products in the suite. File check-in and check-out helps to prevent file overwriting.

  • Automated design organization


    Vault data management software helps to remove a big productivity barrier that commonly hinders workgroups: hunting for data. Comprehensive search functionality in Vault enables fast, effective access to data, reducing time spent searching for digital information.

    Product simulation & design validation

  • Assembly-level finite element analysis (FEA)


    Reduce cost and improve product performance with stress analysis tools that can help predict how product designs will perform under real-world conditions. Increase the accuracy and reliability of your design stress analysis with Inventor Professional 3D CAD software. Use integrated FEA to predict stress and deflection with accurate peak loads by transferring reaction forces from simulation time steps to stress analysis.  

  • Dynamic simulation


    Use integrated motion simulation and stress analysis tools—not intuition—to enhance your design decisions and help predict performance. 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 to understand how the design behaves, including the position, velocity, and acceleration of moving parts.

  • Materials selection with environmental impact


    Optimize material selection based on environmental impact and cost while considering performance. Jointly developed with Granta Design Ltd., the Eco Materials Adviser offers 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.

  • Facility-level clash detection


    Facility-level clash detection enables users to locate and resolve clashes. Tools allow for visual identification as well as reporting.

  • Installation/demolition sequence simulation


    Simulate construction schedules and logistics in 5D (3D + time + cost) to help analyze project activities and minimize cost and sequencing problems.

  • Cloud Service

    Virtually infinite computational power


    Perform complex calculations and reduce solve time without depending on desktop computer limitations. With A360, you can access unlimited computational speed and power to reduce time spent on design simulation iterations. This processing is independent of the tool, so you can design at the same time.

    Visualization & conceptual design

  • Flexible product modeling


    Experiment with ideas and pursue innovative solutions to design challenges with flexible modeling tools. Quickly explore and visualize forms using a range of 3D modeling techniques. Edit and sculpt 3D models as you work with fast, repeatable, curve-based tools. Choose the best modeling technique for the task at hand. Generate multiple conceptual design iterations quickly, and make subtle corrections or radical changes easily with flexible design tools.   

  • Explore design concepts in AutoCAD


    Use AutoCAD design and documentation software to create 2D conceptual sketches. Maximize reuse of 2D AutoCAD data and rapidly create detailed part and assembly 3D models in Inventor 3D CAD software.

  • Cinematic-quality rendering and 3D animation


    Use sophisticated 3D product visualization tools in 3ds Max 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing software to demonstrate design intent.

  • Real-time design visualization


    Design visualization, illustration, and animation tools in Inventor enable you to create realistic representations of your designs. Clear visuals make it easier for stakeholders and customers without expert experience to understand engineering drawings and designs. Quickly create photorealistic CAD renderings and animations that can convey ideas to managers, explain designs to manufacturers, and persuade customers that you have the best solution for their needs.


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