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DESIGN & MANUFACTURING

WHY ENGINEERS CHOOSE AUTODESK INVENTOR VS. AUTOCAD

Parametric 3D CAD can mean the difference between confusion and clarity. Elevate your development process by combining the capabilities of Inventor, AutoCAD, and more in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

Add another dimension to your development process

The need for more agility in design and in the development process as a whole requires a different modeling approach. Learn how you can easily incorporate design changes, get more value from your models, and reuse your existing design data by modeling in parametric 3D.

Welcome to the world of parametric 3D


Create models that are easily changed and simply understood

Designing products in 3D requires no interpretation—so you can spot potential issues early and convey your intent to other stakeholders clearly. And because the model is driven by parameters and connected to downstream deliverables, you can make changes late in the development process with ease and watch while everything updates automatically.


Get more from your 3D model

Once you have created your parametric 3D model, it’s time to put it to good use. Countless downstream activities—from product testing to NC programming to product configuration—can all be done faster and more accurately to give your development process an additional boost.


Reuse your existing design data

Reuse all your existing design files as the foundation for creating parametric 3D models of new or upgraded products. And continue to use 2D whenever it’s the right tool for the job–associative connections between software disciplines keep all your data in sync regardless of where it was created.

"Now we’re pushing everything into 3D. It gives our engineers a framework to play with."

See how Viewrail went from completing an average of 3 engineer-to-order stair systems a week to 150 projects a month using design automation capabilities in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

Image courtesy of Viewrail

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Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

Get Inventor, AutoCAD, Fusion 360, and more–all the professional-grade tools you need to modernize your modeling approach and gain agility in your entire development process.

Get more from your development process

Let’s talk about how adding another dimension can help you make better products, faster. Call us free or complete this form to speak with an Autodesk sales expert.

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Download the e-book

Thank you for downloading ‘Why Engineers Design with Parametric 3D’

The significant benefits of 3D parametric modeling come into play once you have your 3D model established. Discover how you can design with agility and get more from your models. Download our e-book, Why Engineers Design with Parametric 3D.

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Thank you for downloading ‘Practical Applications of Design Automation’

Do you find yourself spending excess time completing repetitive tasks, modeling standard features, or configuring products to custom specifications? Discover how you can free your time by automating your engineering processes. Download our e-book, Practical Applications of Design Automation.