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New features in Inventor® 2018 improve design workflows with increased performance, expanded interoperability and new professional-grade design tools.
Use 3D annotations to add tolerance dimensions, notes and other engineering details to the 3D model. (video: 2.13 min.)
With your help from Inventor Ideas, the Inventor experience is updated and improved every release. (video: 2.01 min.)
Improvements include faster graphics interaction and faster open time for large files, speeding up the design process.
(video: 1.21 min.)
AnyCAD adds new and enhanced file support. It also allows forward compatibility for Inventor 2017 to 2018. (video: 2.20 min.)
Create and evaluate high-performing design options in minutes.
(video: 1.59 min.)
Create parameters as you sketch and dynamically size 3D objects. Focus on your design, not the interface. (video: 3.17 min.)
Put your model together in fewer steps. (video: 2.43 min.)
Quickly create clear, accurate, detailed drawings. (video: 2.53 min.)
Create 3D documentation rich in visual and product information that anyone can view. (video: 2.08 min.)
Maintain an associative link to non-native CAD data. (video: 2.46 min.)
Quickly design and test structural frames. (video: 2.11 min.)
Link your Inventor and AutoCAD Electrical data. (video: 2.31 min.)
Use the right modelling tool for every job with parametric, freeform and direct modelling tools.
Use easy push/pull controls to move, rotate, resize or scale features from imported geometries.
Freely sculpt the shape of your design by moving points, edges and faces.
Open DWG™ files directly inside Inventor as the basis for your 3D model.
Design and analyse plastic parts with purpose-built tools in Inventor.
Design complex sheet metal products that conform to your company's standards.
Easily set up and deploy complex product configurations.
Create reusable, configurable parts, product features or assemblies by defining variable parameters.
Use built-in calculators to inform the design of common joints such as welds, clamps and press fits.
Use a combination of automated tools and full-control design functions in Inventor to build tube and pipe runs.
Share lightweight versions of your 3D designs in the cloud.
Integrate your electronics and mechanical designs into a single, complete definition of your product.
Access tools specifically created to help prepare your 3D models for use in BIM systems.
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Robust search function makes it easy to find files and quickly copy design files for use in new or derivative designs.
Use exploded views and animations of complex assemblies in product documentation, manuals and assembly instructions.
Apply forces to evaluate the motion, speed and acceleration of your design.
Run quick checks on parts or perform in-depth analysis of the entire product at any stage.
Show how your product will look with visualisation and rendering tools.
It is easy to get started. Download a free 30-day trial and try it out. Purchase options include flexible subscription terms to fit your needs.
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