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Compare Inventor LT and Inventor Professional

Compare Inventor LT to Inventor. Introduce 3D mechanical CAD into your 2D CAD workflow with Inventor LT and extend those abilities with Inventor. Choose Inventor Professional software for additional abilities that validate assembly design form, fit and function.

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At a glance

  • Introduce 3D part modelling into your 2D drafting
  • Powerful, cost-effective 3D mechanical CAD software
  • For mechanical designers
  • Professional-grade 3D CAD software
  • Easy-to-use 3D CAD software
  • For mechanical designers

Pay as you go for the latest desktop software with lower up-front cost, 1-on-1 web support, preceding version use and access to select cloud and software services. Learn more




Multi-year (2 years)    

Multi-year (3 years)    

Easy-to-use 3D mechanical design

3D part modelling

Free-form modelling

Direct editing

Real-time design visualisation

Large assembly design

Sheet metal design

Rules-based design/automation

Catalogue/purchased/standard part library

Frame and weldment design

Plastic parts design

Draft analysis

Point Cloud Tools

Select material by environmental/cost impact

Assembly collision and interference detection

Check for manufacturability

Review/mark up DWG™, DWF™ and PDF files

Mobile and online sharing of 3D designs

BIM interoperability

Native translators

Professional drafting and documentation tools

TrustedDWG™ technology

Automatic drawing view creation

International standards support

BOM generation

In-product data management

Configurable data security

Multiple user/concurrent design

Easy administration

Automated design organisation