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Inventor LT lets you cost-effectively introduce 3D mechanical CAD into your 2D workflows. Choose Inventor for additional capabilities that validate assembly design form, fit, and function.

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At a glance

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

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



Multi-year (3 years)    

(Includes estimated VAT)

Topology optimization

Easy-to-use 3D mechanical design

3D part modeling

Free-form modeling

Direct editing

Real-time design visualization

Assembly design

Sheet metal design

Rules-based design/automation

Catalog/purchased/standard part library

Frame and weldment design

Plastic parts design

Modal analysis

Linear static analysis for stress and deflection

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

Maintain associativity to non-native CAD models

Model-Based Definition

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 organization