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What you can do with Inventor

  • Share feedback with built-in collaboration tools

  • Work with anyone, anywhere no matter what CAD software they use.
  • Collect feedback from stakeholders wherever they are using cloud-based design review.
  • Follow the product development lifecycle with one data model.

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  • Satisfy demands for custom products and automate processes

  • Design efficiently using specialized industry toolsets.
  • Enable design automation powered by iLogic.
  • Access Inventor API to create add-ins.
  • Access Forge Design Automation API for running job processes in the cloud.

  • BIM Interoperability

  • Increase your sales opportunities while participating in BIM projects.
  • Automate the simplification of your designs for required LOD.
  • Include necessary metadata for BIM-authoring tools.
  • Export your designs to a BIM-ready Revit format.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is Autodesk Inventor used for?

Inventor is used to quickly model, simulate, and communicate design ideas.

Who uses Inventor?

Inventor is used by mechanical engineers who need automated and specialized tools to design and prepare for manufacturing.

Which versions of Inventor can I use if I subscribe to the current version? 

Your Inventor subscription gives you access to install and use the 3 previous versions. Available downloads are listed in your Autodesk Account after subscribing. See also previous releases available for subscribers.

Can I install Inventor on multiple computers?

With a subscription to Inventor software, you can install it on up to 3 computers or other devices. However, only the named user can sign in and use that software on a single computer at any given time. Please refer to the Software License Agreement for more information. 

How do I convert my Inventor free trial to a paid subscription?

Launch your trial software and click Subscribe Now on the trial screen or buy Inventor here. When buying your subscription, enter the same email address and password combination you used to sign in to your trial. Learn more about converting a trial to a paid subscription.


What is Inventor?

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

  • Powerful blend of parametric, direct, freeform, and rules-based design 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. 

Why use Inventor?

 Improve product performance

Use powerful 3D modeling and simulation capabilities to design and optimize performance. 

 Reduce repetitive tasks

Quickly create customizable configurations of your designs and automate common tasks. 

 Boost collaboration

Connect your designs with incoming customer data and share ideas in a secure cloud-based service. 



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Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

The Product Design & Manufacturing Collection is an integrated set of professional-grade applications that connect everyone, from concept through production, with shared tools to streamline your product development process.

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