Software : Autodesk : Inventor

Autodesk Inventor

Version
(as of 10/13/2017)
2018
Platform
LicenseCommercial
CategoryGraphics

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Create, simulate, and document 3D mechanical designs
  • Exchanges data with other CAD applications, such as CATIA V5 and UGS
  • Directly opens AutoCAD DWG files

Autodesk Inventor is a CAD application used for creating 3D digital prototypes to design, visualize, and simulate products. It is developed solely for Windows.

Autodesk Inventor offers tools that allow you to create and simulate mechanical designs. It offers free form modeling tools that enable you to select a free form primitive that best resembles the shape of your design and mold the shape into your desired creation. Includes express mode capabilities that help you design and edit large assembly designs, including the parts that make up the designs. You can also generate engineering and manufacturing documentation directly from the digital prototype. This helps you deliver designs quicker and reduce errors.

Inventor gives you the ability to predict how your prototype will perform in the real world. Comprehensive motion simulation and stress analysis tools allow you to simulate your design. You can define driving loads, spring rates, friction characteristics, and damping factors for the simulation. Also, Inventor’s graphing tools help you read and understand the performance of your design. In Inventor, you can directly open AutoCAD DWG files in Inventor to view, plot, and measure designs. Inventor automatically creates layers and dimension and text styles based on the styles in the DWG file. Inventor also easily exchanges data with other CAD programs, such as CATIA V5, SolidWorks, and UGS.

Inventor is an impressive 3D CAD program. It offers useful design tools and supports competing CAD formats. Autodesk Inventor is a great tool for anyone looking to create professional mechanical 3D designs.

▶ Primary file extension

.DWG – AutoCAD Drawing Database File

▶ Other file extensions used by Autodesk Inventor 2018

Supported File Types
.3DMRhino 3D Model
.ASMPro/ENGINEER Assembly File
.CATPARTCATIA V5 Part File
.CATPRODUCTCATIA V5 Assembly File
.EASMeDrawings Assembly File
.F3DFusion 3D Design
.IAMInventor Assembly File
.IDEInventor iFeature File
.IDVInventor Design View File
.IDWInventor Drawing
.IGSIGES Drawing File
.IPJInventor Project File
.IPNInventor Presentation File
.IPTInventor Part File
.JTJT Open CAD File
.PRTPro/ENGINEER Part File
.SATACIS SAT 3D Model File
.SLDASMSolidWorks Assembly File
.SLDPRTSolidWorks Part File
.STEPSTEP 3D Model
.STPSTEP 3D CAD File
.X_BParasolid Model Part File
Additional Related File Formats
.IGESIGES File
.X_TParasolid Model Part File

Updated: October 13, 2017