Model-based definitionUse 3D annotations to add tolerance dimensions, notes, and other engineering details to the 3D model.
Top Inventor IdeasWith your help from Inventor Ideas, the Inventor experience is updated and improved every release.
Improved performanceImprovements include faster graphics interaction and faster open time for large files, speeding up the design process.
Enhanced file support with AnyCADAnyCAD adds new and enhanced file support. It also allows forward compatibility for Inventor 2017 to 2018.
Product design and modeling
Shape GeneratorYou specify the function while Inventor creates the perfect form.
Parametric modeling (enhanced)Focus on the design, not the interface.
Assembly modelingPut it all together, in fewer steps.
Drawing creationQuickly create clear and detailed drawings.
Flexible modelingUse freeform, direct, or parametric modeling.
Direct modelingQuickly make edits.
Freeform modelingTake a fluid approach toward modeling.
Mechanical concept and layout designStart with AutoCAD, finish in Inventor.
Plastic parts designForm, fit, function, and manufacturability of plastic parts.
Sheet metal designDesign complex sheet metal products.
Automated product configurationProduct configurators without complex programming.
Part and assembly design automationAutomate common part and feature variations.
Component generators and calculatorsDesign more accurately with calculators and component generators.
Automated frame designQuickly design and test structural frames.
Interoperability and CAD collaboration
3D PDF exportCreate 3D documentation that anyone can open.
Work with non-native data (enhanced)Maintain an associative link to non-native CAD data.
BIM interoperability (enhanced)Get your products designed-in.
Data managementUse a file manager made just for engineers.
Simulation and visualization
Exploded views and animationsExpose all the parts inside your design.
Visualization and renderingCreate photorealistic renderings of your product.