Autodesk® Inventor® 2022

Autodesk® Inventor® software provides engineers and designers professional-grade design and engineering solutions for 3D mechanical design, simulation, visualization, and documentation. With Inventor software, engineers can integrate 2D and 3D data into a single design environment, creating a virtual representation of the final product that enables them to validate the form, fit, and function before it’s built. Autodesk Inventor includes powerful parametric, direct edit, and freeform modeling tools, as well as multi-CAD translation capabilities and native DWG™ drawings—helping you to reduce development costs, get to market faster, and make great products.

See What’s New in Autodesk Inventor 2022

Autodesk® Inventor™ Features


    • Powerful blend of parametric, direct, freeform, and rules-based design and documentation capabilities
    • Integrated tools for sheet metal, frame design, tube and pipe, cable & harness, presentations, rendering, simulation, machine design, and more
    • Trusted DWG compatibility and powerful Model-Based Definition capabilities for embedding manufacturing information directly in the 3D model
    • Custom fabrication & building content creation with direct import and publishing of native Revit file formats
    • Intuitive, cohesive, modern user experience with in-product learning path and guided tutorials


    • AnyCAD technology that associatively imports non-native CAD and automatically accounts for changes as they occur, without translation
    • Integrated Autodesk Vault data management workflows enabling design teams to efficiently organize and manage their work across their team
    • Included Shared Views capabilities that enable you to easily collect work-in-progress feedback from anyone, anywhere, on any device
    • Included CAD-aware connection to Autodesk Drive for cloud-based storage and sharing


  • Automation powered by iLogic, enabling rapid assembly reconfigurations, efficient design re-use, and more
  • Standard & customizable content libraries including beams, bolted connections, gears, cams, belts, springs
  • Extensive API enabling customization and automation with global third-party developer ecosystem
  • Performance optimization for creating and editing very large assemblies and complex drawings

When purchased with Autodesk Product Design and Manufacturing Collection, Inventor additionally offers:

  • Advanced simulation with powerful, fully-integrated Nastran simulation capabilities spanning thermal, nonlinear, transient, buckling, vibration, and other analysis types
  • Powerful manufacturing capabilities such as in-canvas 2.5-5 axis toolpath generation and sheet metal nesting capabilities
  • Integrated tolerance analysis to understand the cost impact of dimensional variation
  • Unique factory design capabilities with layout tools and a bidirectional connection with AutoCAD
  • An associative connection with Fusion 360, enabling Inventor users to connect their models with Fusion 360 for generative design and other emerging capabilities on the Autodesk cloud platform

Schedule an Autodesk® Inventor™ Demonstration

If you are interested in viewing a software demonstration of Autodesk® Inventor™, please contact our sales team. Applied Engineering is happy to schedule a face-to-face or web demonstration at a time that is convenient for you.

Purchasing Autodesk® Inventor™

Contact us if you are interested in purchasing Autodesk® Inventor™. Applied Engineering is authorized to sell Autodesk products throughout the United States and has offices in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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