Integrated electrical and mechanical design Integrate electrical designs with cable and harness control systems using Inventor for routed systems, combined with AutoCAD Electrical software. Incorporating cable and harness runs into your design workflow enables you to calculate accurate path lengths, avoid small-radius bends, and ensure that electrical components fit into the mechanical assembly before manufacturing.
Sheet metal design Simplify the design of complex mechanical sheet metal parts. Inventor 3D CAD software combines manufacturing information—such as punch tool parameters and custom bend tables—with an accurate 3D model of sheet metal folding. Manufacturing engineers can also use the flat-pattern editing environment to tweak flat patterns to help minimize manufacturing costs.
Plastic part design Get maximum flexibility by combining native Inventor geometry with exterior surface models designed with Alias industrial design software. Sculpt complex shapes using freeform modeling, based on T-Splines technology. Create common types of geometry, such as bosses, ribs, and grilles. Identify potential quality issues in your parts, using plastic flow analysis, based on Moldflow technology.
Rules-based design and automation Fully integrated Inventor iLogic technology can dramatically simplify rules-based design, so that any Inventor user—with little or no programming experience—can capture and embed product engineering and knowledge directly into virtual models. The iCopy feature automates the process of copying components, so you can easily customize commonly used assemblies.
Tube and pipe runs Use Inventor Professional 3D CAD software to streamline the design of complex routed elements. Rules-based routing tools select the correct fittings and help ensure that pipe runs comply with your standards for segment length, round-off increments, and bend radius.
Mold design Inventor Professional software automates key aspects of injection mold design for plastic parts. Quickly create and validate complete mold designs, reducing errors and improving mold performance. With its intuitive mold design workflow, the software guides you through the mold design process in a way that is natural for the experienced user and supportive for the novice.
Freeform modeling shape creation Create organic shapes and incorporate freeform and parametric workflows into a single model. These tools provide an alternate modeling approach to explore and create freeform models using direct manipulation.
Customizable Inventor Home dashboard Customize the new Inventor dashboard to easily access common tasks. Your Inventor dashboard offers basic or full template display.