Autodesk® Inventor® software provides engineers and designers professional-grade design and engineering solutions for 3D mechanical design, simulation, visualization, and documentation.


  • Powerful blend of parametric, direct, freeform, and rules-based design and documentation capabilities
  • Integrated tools for sheet metal, frame design, tube and pipe, cable & harness, presentations, rendering, simulation, machine design, and more
  • Trusted DWG compatibility and powerful Model-Based Definition capabilities for embedding manufacturing information directly in the 3D model
  • Custom fabrication & building content creation with direct import and publishing of native Revit file formats
  • Intuitive, cohesive, modern user experience with in-product learning path and guided tutorials


  • AnyCAD technology that associatively imports non-native CAD and automatically accounts for changes as they occur, without translation
  • Integrated Autodesk Vault data management workflows enabling design teams to efficiently organize and manage their work across their team
  • Included Shared Views capabilities that enable you to easily collect work-in-progress feedback from anyone, anywhere, on any device
  • Included CAD-aware connection to Autodesk Drive for cloud-based storage and sharing


  • Automation powered by iLogic, enabling rapid assembly reconfigurations, efficient design re-use, and more
  • Standard & customizable content libraries including beams, bolted connections, gears, cams, belts, springs
  • Extensive API enabling customization and automation with global third-party developer ecosystem
  • Performance optimization for creating and editing very large assemblies and complex drawings