Autodesk Inventor – 3D CAD software for product development

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

 


What's new in Inventor 2018

New features in Inventor® 2018 improve design workflows with increased performance, expanded interoperability, and new professional-grade design tools.


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




Product design and modeling


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


Parametric modelling - Create parameters as you sketch and dynamically size 3D objects. Focus on your design, not the interface




Assembly modelling - Put your model together in fewer steps


Drawing creation - Quickly create clear, accurate, detailed drawings




Collaboration and design automation


3D PDF export - Create 3D documentation rich in visual and product information that anyone can view


Work with non-native data - Maintain an associative link to non-native CAD data




Automated frame design - Quickly design and test structural frames


Electromechanical design - Link your Inventor and AutoCAD Electrical data






AutoCAD Mechanical – Mechanical design software for manufacturing

Built for manufacturing, AutoCAD® Mechanical engineering design software includes all the functionality of AutoCAD, plus libraries of standards-based parts and tools to help accelerate mechanical CAD.

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AutoCAD Electrical – Electrical design software

AutoCAD® Electrical software includes all the functionality of familiar AutoCAD software, plus a complete set of electrical design CAD features.

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Factory Design Utilities – Visualize and optimize your factory designs

Factory Design Utilities software lets you plan and validate factory layouts for efficient equipment placement to improve production performance. Available only as part of the Product Design Collection.

Factory Design Overview

Factory Design Utilities features


Industrial machinery - Design tools to create, publish, share, and manage 3D content for factory layouts


Facilities layout - Design facility layouts. Visualize and detect clashes in large facility layouts




Engineering services - Streamline design of bidding proposals and produce more compelling 3D sales tools


Process Analysis - Model and simulate your manufacturing processes






Autodesk VRED – 3D visualization and virtual prototyping software

VRED™ 3D visualization software helps automotive designers and digital marketers create product renderings, design reviews, and virtual prototypes.

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Autodesk Alias – Industrial design and Class-A surfacing software

Alias® industrial design software provides sketching, concept modeling, surfacing, and visualization tools for industrial, product, and automotive design.

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