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Autodesk Inventor 3D CAD for Mechanical Design

Make product development with Autodesk Inventor your competitive advantage

Autodesk Inventor, included in the Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Industry Collection, is the center of an open and connected product development ecosystem that enables you to make great products with professional grade engineering.


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Deliver innovative products faster

Autodesk Inventor software provides professional-grade engineering solutions for 3D mechanical design, simulation, tool creation, and design communication that help you to make great products, cost-effectively, in less time.

Autodesk Inventor is the foundation of the Autodesk solution for product development. The Inventor model is an accurate 3D digital model that enables you to validate the form, fit, and function of a design as you work, minimizing the need to test the design with physical prototypes.

By enabling you to design, visualize, and simulate your products digitally, Autodesk Inventor software helps you connect more effectively, reduce errors, and deliver great product designs faster.

Autodesk Inventor 3D CAD for Mechanical Design
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Design and validate products digitally

Inventor provides powerful parametric modeling, robust direct editing tools, and advanced surfacing modeling capabilities with T-splines. You can automate the advanced geometry creation of intelligent components, such as steel frames, rotating machinery, tube and pipe runs, and electrical cable and wire harnesses. By simulating stress, deflection, and motion, you can optimize and validate your design under real-world conditions, before the product is ever built.

Autodesk Inventor 3D CAD for Mechanical Design of vehicle
Image courtesy of Briggs Automotive Company Ltd.

Create the best design possible

Autodesk Inventor 3D CAD for Mechanical Design of ATV

Inventor includes topology optimization tools for the optimization and lightweighting of your design. Shape generator provides an intelligent strategy for coming up with the best design possible by removing unnecessary geometry from your model that doesn’t contribute to the overall stiffness. It is based on loading conditions and the target weight requirements for your design.

Improve design collaboration and communication

Autodesk Inventor is tightly integrated with Autodesk Vault, enabling the efficient and secure exchange of design data and promoting early collaboration between design and manufacturing workgroups.

AnyCAD technology enables collaboration in a multi-CAD environment by providing an associative connection with STEP, CATIA, SolidWorks, NX, Solid Edge, PTC Creo, Wildfire, Autodesk Alias, and AutoCAD directly to Inventor without file translation.

Autodesk Inventor provides professional grade product development workfows enabling you to explore your ideas before they’re even built. It’s a way for team members to connect and collaborate across disciplines.

And it’s a way for individuals and companies of all sizes to get great products to market faster than ever before. From concept through design, manufacturing, marketing, and beyond, Autodesk Inventor streamlines the product development process from start to finish.

AutoCAD users: move to professional grade product development with Inventor

With Inventor, you can easily integrate AutoCAD® and 3D data into a single digital model to create a virtual representation of the final product. Inventor helps you realize the benefits of 3D product development by providing an associative link to native DWG files that ensures accuracy in your design. Utilizing valuable DWG data with Inventor can help you compete more effectively, service your clients better, and make great products..

Tools for digital manufacturing

There is a growing demand for engineering organizations to get design data to manufacturing more efficiently. Inventor provides model-based definition for adding all necessary fabrication instruction information directly to the 3D model. This eliminates the need for a traditional 2D drawing used by CNC programmers for tolerances and surface finish on the design.


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Access a D3 specialist who can provide product expertise, a deep understanding of your industry, and value that extends beyond your software. To license Autodesk Inventor software or subscribe to an Autodesk Industry Collection, contact D3 using the form at the bottom of this page, or call 877-731-7171.  If you have questions regarding the software you already own, please contact D3's CAD support.

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As an accomplished Autodesk Authorized Reseller and Training Center, D3 offers professional public and private CAD training courses and learning plans to get you up-to-speed on your Autodesk software. Our world-class trainers know how to help your team get the most out of the applications they use and will take the time get to know how your company works to provide maximum benefit to your employees.


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