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Features

3D CAD software for modeling and simulation

Inventor® and Inventor® Professional mechanical design and 3D CAD software includes: freeform, direct, and parametric modeling options; design automation tools; and advanced simulation and visualization tools.

Product design and modeling

  • Parametric modeling (enhanced)

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    Focus on the design, not the interface. (video: 3:16 min.)

  • Assembly modeling

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    Put it all together, in fewer steps. (video: 2:41 min.)

  • Drawing creation

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    Quickly create clear and detailed drawings. (video: 2:51 min.)

  • Flexible modeling

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    Use freeform, direct, or parametric modeling. (video: 2:06 min.)

  • Direct modeling

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    Quickly make edits. (video: 2:03 min.)

  • Freeform modeling

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    Take a fluid approach toward modeling. (video: 2:30 min.)

  • Mechanical concept and layout design

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    Start with AutoCAD, finish in Inventor. (video: 1:55 min.)

  • Plastic parts design

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    Form, fit, function, and manufacturability of plastic parts. (video: 2:02 min.)

  • Sheet metal design

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    Design complex sheet metal products. (video: 2:02 min.)

  • New

    Shape Generator

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    You specify the function while Inventor creates the perfect form. (video: 1:59 min.)

Design automation

  • Automated product configuration

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    Product configurators without complex programming. (video: 2:19 min.)

  • Part and assembly design automation

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    Automate common part and feature variations. (video: 2:30 min.)

  • Component generators and calculators

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    Design more accurately with calculators and component generators. (video: 2:14 min.)

  • Automated frame design

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    Quickly design and test structural frames. (video: 2:09 min.)

  • Electromechanical design

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    Link your Inventor and AutoCAD Electrical data. (video: 2:30 min.)

  • Automated tube and pipe design (enhanced)

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    Get precise hose, tube, and pipe runs. (video: 2:03 min.)

Interoperability and CAD collaboration

  • Work with non-native data (enhanced)

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    Maintain an associative link to non-native CAD data. (video: 2:45 min.)

  • BIM interoperability (enhanced)

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    Get your products designed-in. (video: 2:35 min.)

  • New

    Printed circuit board (PCB) interoperability

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    Combine your PCB and mechanical designs. (video: 1:45 min.)

  • Data management

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    Use a file manager made just for engineers. (video: 2:33 min.)

  • New

    Cloud-based 3D design reviews

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    Share views of your design in the cloud. (video: 1:56 min.)

    Cloud Service

  • New

    3D PDF export

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    Create 3D documentation that anyone can open. (video: 2:08 min.)

     

Simulation and visualization

  • Dynamic simulation

    INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Conduct advanced motion studies of your design. (video: 3:05 min.)

  • Stress analysis

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    Evaluate design decisions as you make them. (video: 2:49 min.)

  • Visualization and rendering

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    Create photorealistic renderings of your product. (video: 2:14 min.)

  • New

    Exploded views and animations

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    Expose all the parts inside your design. (video: 2:04 min.)