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3D CAD software for product development

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


Available stand-alone or as part of a collection

Get Inventor + AutoCAD, advanced simulation, and CAM.

Inventor features

  • Modeling flexibility

    Choose the way you design, with various modeling options. (video: 2:07 min.)

  • AnyCAD data

    Work with data from any 3D CAD system and maintain an associative link. (video: 2:07 min.)

  • Automation

    Set up your product configurator without writing complex code. (video: 2:20 min.)

  • Parametric modeling

    Focus your efforts on designing, not the interface. (video: 3:16 min.)

What's new

  • Model-based definition

    Use 3D annotations to add tolerance dimensions, notes, and other engineering details to the 3D model.

  • Top Inventor Ideas

    With your help from Inventor Ideas, the Inventor experience is updated and improved every release.

  • Improved performance

    Improvements include faster graphics interaction and faster open time for large files, speeding up the design process.

  • Enhanced support with AnyCAD

    AnyCAD adds new and enhanced file support. It also allows forward compatibility for Inventor 2017 to 2018.

See what customers are doing

Video: See how Pacific Northern Inc uses Inventor

Seamless teamwork

Pacific Northern of Carrollton, Texas, creates jewelry displays in retail store fixtures. Using Inventor mechanical design and 3D software, PN bridges the gap between its creative and mechanical teams.

Video: See how DIS-TRAN uses Autodesk Inventor

Improve efficiency in engineering and design

DIS-TRAN of Pineville, Louisiana, provides steel and equipment for constructing high-voltage, open-air substations. Inventor software helps DIS-TRAN shorten the lead time in engineering and design by 20%.

Vent-A-Hood customer installation

Increase quote and drawing accuracy

Vent-A-Hood of Richardson, Texas, creates custom range hoods for the residential market. The company uses Inventor software to quickly and easily translate customers’ visions into workable designs.