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Professional-grade 3D CAD software for product design and engineering

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Overview

Work with a complete set of design and engineering tools

Inventor® CAD software provides professional-grade 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation tools. Work efficiently with a powerful blend of parametric, direct, freeform, and rules-based design capabilities.

Share timely feedback with built-in collaboration tools

Collaborate with key stakeholders (video: 2:23 min.)

  • Work with anyone, anywhere no matter what CAD software they use.
  • Use cloud-based design reviews to collect feedback from key stakeholders wherever they are.
  • Follow the entire product development lifecycle with one data model.

Satisfy demands for custom products and automated processes

Design automation (video: 2 min.)

  • Enable rapid assembly reconfigurations powered by iLogic.
  • Design efficiently using specialized tools for sheet metal and frame design.
  • Choose standard components from a customizable content library for bolted connections, gears, cams, and more.

Workflows

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  • Inventor + AutoCAD

    Connect 2D and 3D workflows—use the right tool for every mechanical design job. (video: 1:39 min.)

  • Inventor + Fusion

    Explore a greater number of high-performing design alternatives—many that you’d never think of on your own.(video: 2:15 min.)

  • Inventor + Revit

    Increase your sales opportunities while participating in BIM projects.(video: 2:10 min.)

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See what Inventor customers are doing

  • Video: Learn how one company reduced the time needed to model impellers for their compressors from 2 days to 15 minutes

    FS ELLIOTT

    Custom products in minutes

    Designer and manufacturer of oil-free compressors uses iLogic in Inventor to create complex impeller designs in minutes instead of days.

  • Video: Inventor helps a leading designer and manufacturer of store fixtures and displays shorten lead times

    PACIFIC NORTHERN

    Seamless teamwork

    Creator of custom jewelry displays and retail store fixtures uses Inventor mechanical design and 3D software to bridge the gap between its creative and mechanical teams.

  • Video: Using Inventor lets DIS-TRAN improve efficiencies in its modular design process

    DIS-TRAN

    Improve efficiency in engineering and design

    Provider of steel and equipment for constructing high-voltage, open-air substations uses Inventor to help shorten lead time in engineering and design by 20%.

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