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Inventor Simulation Suite

Experience your design before it’s built.


The Autodesk® Inventor® product line provides a comprehensive and flexible set of software for 3D mechanical design, simulation, tooling creation, and design communication that help you cost-effectively take advantage of a Digital Prototyping workflow to design and build better products in less time.


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Autodesk® Inventor® software takes manufacturers beyond 3D to Digital Prototyping by giving engineers a comprehensive and flexible set of tools for 3D mechanical design, simulation, tooling, visualization and documentation. With Inventor software, engineers can integrate 2D AutoCAD® drawings and 3D data into a single digital model, creating a virtual representation of the final product that enables them to validate the form, fit, and function of the product before it is ever built. Digital Prototyping with Inventor software enables you to design, visualize, and simulate products digitally, helping you to build better products, reduce development costs, and get to market faster.

Autodesk Inventor software is the foundation of the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping. The Inventor model is an accurate 3D digital prototype 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 use a digital prototype to design, visualize, and simulate your products digitally, Inventor software helps you communicate more effectively, reduce errors, and deliver more innovative product designs faster.

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With AutoCAD® Inventor™ Simulation Suite, designers can use dynamic simulation to predict how a product will work under real-world conditions without having to build costly, time-consuming physical prototypes or wait for results from expensive consultants.

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Design and Validate your Products Digitally



Easy-to-use and tightly integrated motion simulation and stress analysis in the Autodesk® Inventor® Simulation software help you predict how the design will work under real-world conditions before building it.

Optimize and validate product performance before the product is built. Because these tools are part of the 3D design software, it’s practical and cost-effective to employ simulation throughout the design process.

Autodesk® Inventor® Simulation software gives you the tools to record your engineering decisions and share the results of simulation with team members - allowing you to derive maximum benefit from your digital prototypes.

3D Layout and System Design

Getting the initial design concept right is the key to a successful project. Move your initial design studies from paper by using the parametric design environment in Inventor to develop initial concept sketches and kinematic models.

Plastic Part Design

Autodesk® Inventor® software offers plastic parts designers maximum flexibility by combining native Inventor geometry with exterior surface models designed with industrial design applications such as the Autodesk® Alias family of products.

Functional plastic features, rule-based fillets and powerful multi-body workflows simplify the design of high-quality molded part models.

Sheet Metal Design

Use the Inventor Digital Prototype to simplify the design of complex sheet metal parts.

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Autodesk® Inventor® software combines design accelerators with assembly tools so you can be sure that every part and component in an assembly design fits correctly.

Accurately validate interference and mass properties to produce quality products the first time.

AutoCAD Integration and DWG™ Interoperability

Inventor software makes it easy for AutoCAD users to experience the benefits of Digital Prototyping by leveraging investments in AutoCAD expertise and DWG design data.

All Autodesk Inventor software products bundles also include the latest version of AutoCAD Mechanical.

Native Translators

Accept projects that use different applications. Autodesk Inventor offers a comprehensive suite of translators, including native translators that read and write files from other CAD tools and translators for industry standard formats such as IGES and STEP.

Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Accelerate the adoption of Digital Prototyping. Inventor software offers a range of learning and reference resources to help you build and maintain your skills as well as quickly make the most of the 3D design environment.

Customization and Automation

Using the Inventor API (application programming interface), you can streamline frequently used procedures and automate specialized workflows that support design standards and engineering processes.

Design and Manufacturing Documentation

Easily generate and share production-ready drawings with manufacturing teams and outside suppliers. Autodesk Inventor software allows you to generate engineering and manufacturing documentation from a validated digital prototype to reduce errors and deliver designs in less time.

Autodesk Inventor software provides support for all major drawing standards, automated drawing updates, and output in the DWG™ format. 3D Visualization and Design Communication

Improve communication and collaboration with stakeholders and customers using the same digital prototype used to design and validate their designs.

Designers and engineers now have the tools to convey design ideas to managers in a compelling way, explain designs to manufacturing, and convince customers that they have the best solution for their needs.

Data Management

Use Autodesk Inventor software to efficiently and securely exchange design data and support collaboration between different engineering contributors, including industrial design, product design, and manufacturing.



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