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Overview
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What is Inventor?

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

  • Powerful blend of parametric, direct, freeform, and rules-based design capabilities. 

  • Integrated tools for sheet metal, frame design, tube and pipe, cable & harness, presentations, rendering, simulation, machine design, and more. 

  • Trusted DWG™ compatibility and powerful Model-Based Definition capabilities for embedding manufacturing information directly in the 3D model. 

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What you can do with Inventor

Share feedback with built-in collaboration tools

  • Work with anyone, anywhere no matter what CAD software they use.
  • Collect feedback from stakeholders wherever they are using cloud-based design review.
  • Follow the product development lifecycle with one data model.

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Key features of Inventor

Parametric modeling: Focus on design as you create and edit your 3D models with an intuitive user interface

Shared view collaboration: Collaborate with key stakeholders on your designs from any device

Design configurations: Speed your 3D modeling process by rapidly creating new configurations of your designs

Model-based definition: Include manufacturing information in your 3D model for downstream applications

Assembly modeling: See how your design will fit and perform at the assembly level

Work with non-native data: Directly open designs created from other CAD systems with no translation necessary

Automated frame design: Quickly create and simulate 3D models of your weld frame designs

Content center: Choose your standard components from a comprehensive customizable library

Drawing creation: Quickly create clear, accurate, detailed drawings for manufacturing

BIM interoperability: Read and author Revit data as you participate in BIM projects

Sheet metal: Design and prepare complex sheet metal products for manufacturing

Shape Generator: Create and evaluate high-performing design options in minutes

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Satisfy demands for custom products and automate processes

  • Design efficiently using specialized industry toolsets.
  • Enable design automation powered by iLogic.
  • Access Inventor API to create add-ins.
  • Access Forge Design Automation API for running job processes in the cloud.

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BIM interoperability

  • Increase your sales opportunities while participating in BIM projects.
  • Automate the simplification of your designs for required LOD.
  • Include necessary metadata for BIM-authoring tools.
  • Export your designs to a BIM-ready Revit format.