Autodesk® Inventor® 3D CAD software products offer a comprehensive, flexible set of software for 3D mechanical design, product simulation, tooling creation, and design communication. Inventor takes you beyond 3D to Digital Prototyping by enabling you to produce an accurate 3D model that can help you design, visualize, and simulate your products before they are built. Digital Prototyping with Inventor helps companies design better products, reduce development costs, and get to market faster.
Complications around reusing valuable legacy 2D data and sharing non-native CAD data are one of the largest drains on engineering productivity. Inventor 2012 continues to expand its ability to use data from other CAD sources and provide industry-leading integration of 2D and 3D data.
- Import and translation improvements—Inventor 2012 includes support for new versions of Rhino, CATIA®, Parasolid®, and NX®.
- Open 3D DWG—Import AutoCAD surfaces and wires. Materials applied in the AutoCAD file persist in the Inventor file after translation.
- Model repair environment—Provides both automated and interactive repair tools that identify areas in non-Inventor design data that might cause difficulty in downstream usage.
- Inventor Fusion—Easily modify geometry no matter the source, including precise positioning of new points on an edge.