About Inventor

Inventor provides designers and engineers with a professional grade solution for 3D mechanical designing, documentation, visualization and simulation. Engineers are provided with 2D and 3D data integration options on a single designing platform. This enables professionals to validate the fit, form, and function of the finished product before it’s built.

The software has powerful direct edit, freedom modeling and parametric modeling tools. Additionally, multi-CAD’s translation capacity and DWG drawings help in the reduction of development costs and allow for high-quality products to launch quickly.

Inventor has effectively helped students, engineers, designers and visual artists create and design products that can be used in various industr...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

167 Reviews of Inventor

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.54 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(99)

99

4 stars

(61)

61

3 stars

(5)

5

2 stars

(2)

2

1 stars

(0)

0

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Showing 1 - 5 of 167 results

July 2019

Upendra from Self Employed

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2019

Best modelling sodtware

Inventor is very helpful for my business as I want to create the solid models of my new product ideas. Inventor allowa me to modell those ideas with perfect finishing. I can use these modells to express my ideas to my workers and customers. Though there are many modelling softwares, surface finishing in Inventor is exceptional. The modells look very attractive, colourful and realistic. I recommend Inventor for any solid modelling purpose.

Pros

Finishing Tools User interface Reliability

Cons

Nothing. This is the best modelling software with best finished look of the models.

September 2019

Robert from Fibrtec Inc.

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Plastics

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2019

A very good solid modeling and simulation choice

The annual subscription is a good value for the money

Pros

The subscription-based price model and great customer support. Much better than Solidworks in this regard.

Cons

Hole feature does not have the robustness of SolidWorks. It is not possible to mate to planes and other non-model features.

Reasons for Choosing Inventor

Cost and features, like built-in cam programming.

September 2018

Shaun from Zippo Manufacturing Company

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Consumer Goods

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2018

Decent CAD Package

Overall Inventor is a decent CAD package. A lot of functionality for a relatively low cost. However this comes with some frustrations.

Pros

This software has many useful features for it's price point.

Cons

Crashes more than other CAD systems I've used. There have also been many times I've struggled to get a function to perform correctly, in ways that make the software seem buggy.

March 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2020

3D Modeling Awesome

Inventor allows me to do my job, mechanical engineering, I use it daily to design, analyze and draw components we make.

Pros

Inventor is used in everything we do. We need to accurately model things in 3d and create the fabrication and shop drawings. Since it is an Autodesk product it integrates easily with our use of AutoCAD too, with easy output to 2D cad formats as well.

Cons

It can be challenging to learn at first but it is easy if you know another 3D modeling program. The one thing I think the competition does better is exploded views, I dislike the exploded view functionality.

Reasons for Choosing Inventor

We use AutoCAD and it is one complete package sold together

December 2019

Samuel from University of Tennessee

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2019

Great platform for facilities planning and design

We utilized Inventor primarily for new facilities design project at the industry.

Pros

We utilized Inventor as part of a training program at Monterrey Tech. We found the features and visualization libraries of great value for the design of new manufacturing facilities. If simulation were added to it it would be second to none.

Cons

The platform is very memory demanding, so running the application on multiple computers caused it to crash or slow down.