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Everything you need to create innovative products

Product Design Suite is a comprehensive solution for Digital Prototyping, delivering 3D design, visualization, and simulation tools to complete your entire engineering process. The Digital Prototyping capabilities of Product Design Suite can help you design better products, reduce development costs, and get to market faster.

Cloud service available with purchase of a perpetual license with Maintenance Subscription or a Desktop Subscription.

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    Engineering design productivity

  • Cloud Service

    Mockup 360 New

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

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

  • 2D/3D electrical components library New

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Add the Electrical Catalog Browser to Inventor 3D CAD software during installation to access 3D electrical parts.

  • Freeform modeling shape creation New

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Create organic shapes and incorporate freeform and parametric workflows in a single model.

  • Edit geometry directly New

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Parametrically move, size, rotate, and delete imported solid models or native Inventor files.

  • Customizable Inventor Home New

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Customize the new Inventor Home to easily access common tasks.

  • Tutorial learning and search New

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Interactive tutorials teach the basics of sketches and parts, assemblies, and drawings.

  • 3D mechanical design

    ULTIMATE

    Product Design Suite provides an integrated set of engineering tools for defining your product’s physical characteristics.

  • 3D part modeling

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Inventor 3D CAD software uses direct manipulation part modeling for an uninterrupted design workflow for modeling parts and assemblies.

  • 3D assembly design

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Inventor 3D CAD software provides the tools to create, control, and manage data created by large complex assembly designs.

  • Large assembly performance

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Inventor 3D CAD software includes Express Mode, which introduces a new way of working with large assemblies and dramatically reduces file open times.

  • Ease of assembly

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Inventor uses a simple one-step process to fully define the position of components and describe part motion.

  • Integrated electrical and mechanical design

    ULTIMATE

    Integrate electrical designs with cable and harness control systems using Inventor for routed systems, combined with AutoCAD Electrical software.

  • Sheet metal design

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Simplify the design of complex mechanical sheet metal part design.

  • Plastic part design

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Get maximum flexibility by combining native Inventor geometry with exterior surface models designed with Alias industrial design software.

  • Rules-based design/automation

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Inventor offers rules-based design and automation tools to help accelerate mechanical engineering design so engineers can focus on design intent.

  • Tube and pipe runs

    ULTIMATE

    Use Inventor Professional 3D CAD software to streamline and accelerate the design of complex routed elements.

  • Mold, and tool and die

    ULTIMATE

    Inventor Professional mechanical part design software automates key aspects of injection mold design for plastic parts.

  • Large assembly design (enhanced)

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Speed the creation, management, and documentation of large complex assembly designs.

  • Sketch constraint control (enhanced)

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Get your sketches in shape faster and more easily with new constraint tools and settings. 


    Documentation & data sharing

  • Engineering drafting and documentation tools

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

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

  • Native support for DWG files

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    With direct read and write for true RealDWG® file format, you can share critical design data with partners and customers.

  • Smart panel layout drawings

    ULTIMATE

    Extract a list of electrical schematic components for placement into panel layout drawings.

  • BOM generation

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Stay on schedule and reduce costly stops in production caused by inaccurate part counting, identification, and ordering.

  • Large-scale design review and collaboration

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    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

    ULTIMATE

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

  • Building Information Modeling interoperability

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Inventor software within the suite offers enhanced tools for engineers and fabricators who work with architects, builders, and contractors. 

  • Native translators

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Product Design Suite offers enhanced CAD translation tools, including native translators that read and write files from other CAD applications.

  • In-product data management

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Manage your design data and avoid duplication of effort with integrated data management tools.

  • Multiple user/concurrent design

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Manage engineering and manufacturing data—work with the most current designs and have security in place to help prevent overwriting issues.

  • Automated design organization

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Vault data management software helps to remove a big productivity barrier that commonly hinders workgroups: hunting for data.

    Product simulation & design validation

  • Assembly-level finite element analysis (FEA)

    ULTIMATE

    Reduce cost and improve product performance—use stress analysis tools to help predict how product designs will perform under real-world conditions.

  • Dynamic simulation

    ULTIMATE

    Use integrated motion simulation and stress analysis tools—not intuition—to enhance your design decisions and help you predict performance.

  • Materials selection with environmental impact

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Optimize material selection based on environmental impact and cost while considering performance.

  • Facility-level clash detection

    ULTIMATE

    Clash detection enables support, management, and resolution of project clashes.

  • Installation/demolition sequence simulation

    ULTIMATE

    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

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Perform complex calculations and reduce solve time without depending on desktop computer limitations.

  • Cloud Service

    Cloud-based parametric optimization

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Use cloud computing to efficiently build and run iterations of your design. Base iterations on specified value ranges, and solve them in parallel.

    Visualization & conceptual design

  • Flexible product modeling

    ULTIMATE

    Experiment with ideas and pursue innovative solutions to your design challenges with flexible modeling tools.

  • Explore design concepts in AutoCAD

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

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

  • Cinematic-quality rendering and 3D animation

    ULTIMATE

    Use sophisticated 3D product visualization tools in 3ds Max Design software to demonstrate design intent.

  • Real-time design visualization

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Use design visualization, illustration, and animation tools in the Inventor workspace for a realistic representation of your design.