1. 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
2. Software Overview
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.
3. Supported File Types
|1||.CATPART||CATIA V5 Part File|
|2||.DWG||AutoCAD Drawing Database File|
|3||.EASM||eDrawings Assembly File|
|4||.EASMX||eDrawings Assembly XPS File|
|5||.IAM||Inventor Assembly File|
|6||.IDCL||Inventor Desktop Content Library File|
|7||.IDE||Inventor iFeature File|
|8||.IDV||Inventor Design View File|
|10||.ILOGICVB||iLogic VB File|
|11||.IPJ||Inventor Project File|
|12||.IPN||Inventor Presentation File|
|13||.IPT||Inventor Part File|
|14||.JT||JT Open CAD File|
|15||.SMT||Autodesk Shape Manager Text File|
Updated: June 20, 2019