The latest Inventor update is available now—don’t miss out
Autodesk® Inventor® 2018 is packed with amazing new features and improvements that deliver better productivity, faster performance, and expanded interoperability. From favorites like AnyCAD to powerful new additions like Model-Based Definition (MBD), you’ll find the capabilities modern engineers like you demand.
Document in 3D
This year, Inventor is integrating MBD right into your workflow. You’ll find powerful geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) capabilities that help you incorporate manufacturing information directly into your 3D designs. Use that data in derived 2D drawings, 3D PDFs, or downstream manufacturing, and get products out the door faster. There’s no extra module to purchase—MBD comes with every Inventor subscription.
What’s New: MBD
Navigate assemblies faster
You wanted faster assemblies and we’re delivering, with quicker rendering and component selection for faster performance. In addition, we’ve made significant improvements in drawings—with speedier view creation and better graphics performance on large models.
Improved: Faster Assembly Performance
Work with even more file types
Of course Inventor 2018 can open Inventor 2017 files. But the latest version introduces backwards compatibility—Inventor 2017 users can take advantage of AnyCAD to use Inventor 2018 files in their designs. That means when you move to Inventor 2018, your collaborators and suppliers on Inventor 2017 can still reference your data—so there’s no reason to hold back.
Improved: Expanded Interoperability
Improved: Mesh in Drawings
Design faster with a more intuitive interface
We’ve fine-tuned the Inventor interface based on real-world user feedback. Searching and filtering is more robust. New tabs make navigation quicker. Information-rich interactive panels save you from digging. More drawing data on-screen means fewer clicks. And commands like measure have been refreshed to streamline workflows and provide you more data, more quickly.
Top Improvements from Inventor Ideas
Simplify your model for BIM
Delivering content for use in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry is a key business opportunity for many of our customers. With Inventor 2018, you can remove information and publish your 3D model directly to Revit format—simplifying your model, protecting your intellectual property, and reducing file size and complexity.
Improved: BIM Interoperability
Get ready for the future of making things
If you have Inventor through Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection, you also have access to Fusion 360—the perfect way to explore the next generation of product design and manufacturing. Working with Fusion 360 will help you move beyond the traditional categories of CAD, CAM, Simulation and Data Management to a single collaborative platform that does it all. Best of all, as a subscriber, you already have it.
Fusion 360 and Inventor
Get the latest functionality before anyone else
As an Autodesk subscriber, you’ll always have access to the latest capabilities—often before anyone else. In addition, you’ll get:
Pay-as-you-go access with a variety of terms and budgets to choose from.
More flexibility because you only pay for the software you use.
Less risk when it comes to trying new software and new ways of doing things.
Seamless, incremental updates and better administration capabilities.