Autodesk - Inventor

Mechanical Design and 3D CAD Software

Inventor software provides an easy-to-use set of tools for 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation. Its solutions help users design and validate products before they are built to deliver superior products, reduce development costs, and accelerate time-to-market. Inventor is 3D mechanical CAD, visualization and documentation software that allows you to design building parts to be made.



Help users transition from 2D to 3D digital prototype
The Inventor model is an accurate digital prototype that enables users to:

·Design - integrate all the in-depth design data into a single digital model

·Visualization - create a realistic image of the final product
·Simulation -- verify the real performance of the product in a digital way



A complete set of deepening design tools

Autodesk Inventor software has powerful design-deepening capabilities and flexibility, and the combination of parameterization and free-form modeling toolsets provides users with invaluable direct editing capabilities.
·work and design at the user's will to maximize the value of data in almost any 3D file format

·handle and validate your design flexibly, efficiently and accurately

·users can use Inventor to design it as you wish



Derivative design

The user specifies the functionality, and Inventor creates the perfect shapeUse derivative design tools to explore more design possibilities early in the design phase. For defining basic shapes and functions for parts or designs, Inventor provides a shape optimized for stiffness and weight.With the help of derivative design tools, users can:

·application of loads and constraints that reflect actual conditions of use of the product.· control the way and position of geometric element optimization to keep the minimum material thickness.

·specify disabled partitions and maintain symmetry.

·use derived design shapes as reference geometric elements in the design environment.



Parametric modeling

Focus on design as you create and edit your 3D models with an intuitive user interface.

·use Inventor's parametric modeling tools for intuitive part modeling.

·create parameters and dimension notes according to your sketch.

·dynamically adjust the dimensions of 3D objects, rounded and chamfered.

·use tools to quickly identify existing model iteration designs in model history and view parent/child relationships



Drawing creation

Quickly create clear, accurate, detailed drawings for manufacturing.

·create associated graphics as local DWG? files in Inventor or AutoCAD. Resize the engineering view to change the 3D model or do more.

·control the position, scale and orientation of the view through interactive controls.

·use the tag menu to add secondary and sectional views.

·quick detail design by retrieving dimensions from model parameters.



Flexible modeling

Use the right modeling tool for every job with parametric, freeform, and direct modeling tools.

·parameterized modeling.Define the relationship between functions and components in your model.

·free shape modeling.Use the t-splines technique to create complex organic shapes.

·direct modeling.Quickly edit your model with simple push/pull controls.



Direct modeling

Use easy push/pull controls to move, rotate, resize, or scale features from imported geometries.

·move, rotate, resize or scale features from the imported geometry element.

·use simple push/pull controls to modify the design of references.

·faster iteration between simulations by directly editing geometric primitives.



Freeform modeling

Freely sculpt the shape of your design by moving points, edges, and faces.

·add or remove points or edges.

·match lines to existing curves or geometric elements.

·bridge surfaces, etc.



Component generators and calculators

Use built-in calculators to inform the design of common joints such as welds, clamps, and press fits.



Automatic structural design

Rapid design and testing of structural parts

Simplify the design of structural parts using automation commands.Use special structural parts design tools:

·insert structural parts from a library of thousands of standard profiles.

·arbitrarily offset or rotated profile of the structural member relative to the selected line.

·apply trim and end treatment to multiple structural parts at one time.



Cloud-based 3D design reviews

Share design views in the cloud

Share lightweight versions of 3D designs in the cloud.Reviewers do not need to log in to view, but they cannot change the user‘s three-dimensional source files. Collect feedback from project team members anytime, anywhere on any device:

·take design snapshots in a lightweight 3d view format that helps protect your intellectual property.

·collaborators can view and comment on your design directly in the A360 cloud environment.

·feedback will be automatically collected and displayed in the Inventor design environment.



BIM interoperability

Convert configurable 3D CAD models into BIM objects.

·reduced complexity of 3D model and converted to lightweight BIM model.

·define system connection points and features.

·export files to native Revit family or IFC file format for use in building information model.



Revit format support for Inventor



Simplify assembly to part



The geometry of part is simplified to the bult sign identified by Revit



Exploded views and animations

Use exploded views and animations of complex assemblies in product documentation, manuals, and assembly instructions.

·select the "adjust" command to interactively move or rotate parts.

·save model snapshot views, project views, or save as model images that can be used in the animation timeline.



Butt production blanking and machine
processingInventorCAM is certified by Autodesk Inventor as the only seamlessly integrated CAM engine


·single window integration - single user interface· work directly on Inventor parts and assembly

    √ no data conversion error, no data loss

·all attachment information (including dimensions and tolerances) will be valid

·supports data import in all standard formats

    √ is important for CAM users

·in-house at Inventor provides all processing solutions

    √ support processing all CAM requirements of the user


·InventorCAM is a truly seamless integration with Autodesk Inventor that includes two synchronizations:

    √ Update of knife path

    √ Update related accessories

·InventorCAM pair changes with the model, and automatically updates the tool track

·InventorCAM automatically updates relevant accessories for model changes

·InventorCAM users are strongly correlated with controllable decisions


To provide a complete solution for the processing and manufacturing industry
InventorCAM processing module:

·2.5D milling

·3D milling

·HSM (high speed milling)

·4/5 positioning processing

·5-axis advanced milling simulationTurning,

·turning and milling compound (5 axis)

·wire cut 2/4 axis



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