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Make great products

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

Mechanical design is more than parametric modelling

Flexible modeling features in Inventor

Modelling flexibility

Choose the way you design, with freeform, direct and parametric modelling options.

View modelling features

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Working with non-native data in Inventor

Any CAD data

Work with files from any 3D CAD application while maintaining an associative link to the original source.

View interoperability features

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Product configuration features in Inventor


Set up and deploy your product configurator without writing complex code.

View design automation features

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What's new

The latest release of Inventor delivers customer-driven enhancements to core design tools and new abilities for engineers managing complex development projects.

See what's new in Inventor 2017 (US site)

AnyCAD technology

Eliminate manual file translation, repair and re-work. (video 1.56 min.)

Top 10 features from IdeaStation

With your help, we are making Inventor better than ever. (video 2.28 min.)

Shape generation technology

You specify the function, we provide the form. (video 1.45 min.)

Which Inventor is right for me?

  • Inventor Professional


    • Parametric, direct and freeform modelling
    • Design automation tools
    • AnyCAD
    • Native DWGTM drawings
    • Integrated simulation
    • Electromechanical design
    • Tube and pipe design
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Additional tools for Inventor

Add these tools to Inventor mechanical design software and round out your development process.

  • Product data management

    Manage your product data and engineering processes in one place.

  • Finite-element analysis

    Perform advanced simulations and test the real world performance of your products.

  • CAM + CAD

    Generate toolpaths for 2.5-, 3- and 5-axis milling and turning operations.

Meet our manufacturing geniuses

Discover the engineers who are making great products. Read about the teams. Download productivity studies and white papers.

Meet the geniuses (US site)

Meet our manufacturing geniuses

Chris Narborough | Norgren Group

Meet the geniuses (US site)

Join the Inventor community


Tell the development team your ideas about how to improve Inventor.

Knowledge network

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AU online classes

Watch how-to videos presented by Inventor users and the development team.

Shortcut keys (US site)

Boost your productivity with 150+ Inventor keyboard shortcuts.

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