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.

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

Caracteristics and functions of Inventor

Why use Inventor?

Improve product performance

Use powerful 3D modeling and simulation capabilities to design and optimize performance.

Reduce repetitive tasks

Quickly create customizable configurations of your designs and automate common tasks.

Boost collaboration

Connect your designs with incoming customer data and share ideas in a secure cloud-based service.

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

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.

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.

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.