Professional-grade 3D CAD software for product design and engineering

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Overview

Summary

Inventor® CAD software provides professional-grade 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation tools. Work efficiently with a powerful blend of parametric, direct, freeform, and rules-based design capabilities.

System requirements:
Inventor overview (video: 2:00 min.)

Highlights

Use Inventor® 3D CAD modeling software for product and mechanical design. Learn about the Inventor modeling, design, simulation, and rendering features.

Content Center

Choose standard components from a customizable content library for bolted connections, gears, cams, and more.

Parametric Modeling

Free up time to focus on design as you create and edit your 3D models with the power of parametric modeling and an intuitive user interface.

Collaboration

Work on one data model with anyone, anywhere, no matter what CAD software they use and utilize cloud-based design reviews to collect feedback from key stakeholders anytime.

Design Automation

Design efficiently using specialized tools for sheet metal and frame design, and enable rapid assembly reconfigurations using the power of iLogic.

What's New?

The latest release of Inventor® is packed with user-requested updates and enhancements to help speed up your design workflows, reduce repetitive tasks, and work the way you want.

Model states – Parts

Quickly produce design alternatives based on goals and constraints you define. Available exclusively to AEC Collection subscribers.

Model states – assemblies

Work directly in real time with better, easier, and faster realistic views.

Revit interoperability

Increase your sales opportunities while participating in BIM projects.

Integrations

Inventor can be integrated with other CAD software to create purpose-specific workflows

AutoCAD + Architecture toolset

Speed up your architectural design process with the Architecture toolset included with AutoCAD.

AutoCAD + Electrical toolset

Save time on electrical designs with the Electrical toolset included with AutoCAD.

AutoCAD + Mechanical toolset

Create mechanical designs faster using the Mechanical toolset included with AutoCAD.

The Micrographics Advantage

We don’t just sell software, we are technical experts who understand your industry. We can help you:

Integrate Business Systems

We develop data sharing solutions to improve and speed up the communication between CAD & business management technologies.

Optimize Business Processes

We do unique assessments of our clients, enabling them to address workflow challenges, identify opportunities & achieve objectives.

Leverage the Power of BIM

By understanding BIM philosophies we can develop & implement BIM solutions for any project or establish BIM standards for any company.

Have Questions About Complex Applications?

Speak to us about your operational requirements or outcomes and
we'll tailor a solution best suited to your business.

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Windows OS

AutoCAD & All Specialized Toolsets

Operating System

64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 and Windows 10.

Processor

Basic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor
Recommended: 3+ GHz processor
Multiple processors: Supported by the application

Memory

Basic: 8 GB
Recommended: 16 GB

Display Resolution

Conventional Displays:
1920 x 1080 with True Color

High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64-bit systems (with capable display card)

Display Card

Basic: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant

Disk space

7.0 GB

Network

Deployment via Deployment Wizard.

The license server and all workstations that will run applications dependent on network licensing must run TCP/IP protocol.

Either Microsoft® or Novell TCP/IP protocol stacks are acceptable. Primary login on workstations may be Netware or Windows.

In addition to operating systems supported for the application, the license server will run on Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2019 editions.

.NET Framework

.NET Framework version 4.8 or later

Mac OS

AutoCAD & All Specialized Toolsets

Operating System

Apple® macOS® Big Sur v11 (requires Update 2021.1)
Apple® macOS® Catalina v10.15
Apple macOS Mojave v10.14
Apple macOS High Sierra v10.13

Model

Basic: Apple Mac Pro® 4.1, MacBook Pro® 5.1, iMac® 8.1, Mac mini® 3.1, MacBook Air®, MacBook® 5.1

Recommended: Apple Mac® models supporting Metal Graphics Engine
Apple Mac models with M series chip are supported under Rosetta 2 mode.

CPU Type

64-bit Intel CPU
Recommended: Intel Core i7 or higher

Memory

Basic: 4GB
Recommended: 8GB or higher

Display Resolution

Basic: 1280 x 800 display
High Resolution: 2880 x 1800 with Retina Display

Disk space

3 GB free disk space for download and installation

Pointing Device

Apple-compliant Mouse, Apple-compliant Trackpad, Microsoft-compliant mouse

Display Card

Recommended: Mac native installed graphics cards

Disk Format

APFS, APFS(Encrypted), Mac OS Extended (Journaled), Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)