Inventor Professional 3D CAD software offers an easy-to-use set of tools for 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation.
Digital Prototyping with Inventor helps you design and validate your products before they are built to deliver better products faster.
Mechanical design and 3D CAD software
Use Inventor® 3D CAD modeling software for product and mechanical design. Learn about the Inventor modeling, design, simulation, and rendering features.
Product design and modeling
Create and evaluate high-performing design options in minutes.
Create parameters as you sketch and dynamically size 3D objects. Focus on your design, not the interface.
Put your model together in fewer steps.
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.
Link your Inventor and AutoCAD Electrical data. (video: 2:31 min.)
Use the right modeling tool for every job with parametric, freeform, and direct modeling tools.
Use easy push/pull controls to move, rotate, resize, or scale features from imported geometries.
Freely sculpt the shape of your design by moving points, edges, and faces.
Mechanical concept and layout design
Open DWG™ files directly inside Inventor as the basis for your 3D model.
Plastic parts design
Design and analyze plastic parts with purpose-built tools in Inventor.
Sheet metal design
Design complex sheet metal products that conform to your company’s standards.
Automated product configuration
Easily set up and deploy complex product configurations.
Part and assembly design automation
Create reusable, configurable parts, product features, or assemblies by defining variable parameters.
Component generators and calculators
Use built-in calculators to inform the design of common joints such as welds, clamps, and press fits.
Automated tube and pipe design
Use a combination of automated tools and full-control design functions in Inventor to build tube and pipe runs.
Cloud-based 3D design reviews
Share lightweight versions of your 3D designs in the cloud.
Printed circuit board interoperability
Integrate your electronics and mechanical designs into a single, complete definition of your product.
Access tools specifically created to help prepare your 3D models for use in BIM systems.
Robust search function makes it easy to find files and quickly copy design files. Connects to Vault (included in Product Design & Manufacturing Collection).
Simulation and visualization
Exploded views and animations
Use exploded views and animations of complex assemblies in product documentation, manuals, and assembly instructions.
Apply forces to evaluate the motion, speed, and acceleration of your design.
Run quick checks on parts or perform in-depth analysis of the entire product at any stage.
Visualization and rendering
Show how your product will look with visualization and rendering tools.