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  • 4 / 5
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About Inventor

Autodesk Inventor software provides engineers and designers a professional grade design and engineering solution 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 of the product before it is ever built.


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Inventor...only 10 years behind

Oct 30, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
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2 / 5
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Pros: I like that it's fairly quick to rebuild parts after changing a feature early on in the tree. I like the view cube in the upper right hand corner, very easy to reorient the view any way I want. The measure tool is very useful and easy to use. I really like how easy it is to start and orient a sketch, super simple and intuitive. The hole tool is nice and easy to use, good GUI.

Cons: I don't like:

1. I can't measure between the edges of sketched circles without putting points there to measure from. Why shouldn't I be able to measure the web thickness or specify that as my measurable value? If that's something that's a CTC on my print, then let me spec it, don't tell me it's not "good engineering".

2. Why can't I split/trim projected geometry? You make me import it as a line, so let me trim it like one.

3. When using a feature in a subsequent sketch, why does it make me import that line geometry into my current sketch? Just reference it.

4. If I add a constraint, why not tell me what conflicts and let me delete the conflicting constraint (a la Creo). It's great that you tell me it's overconstraining it, but tell me what the conflicts are.

5. Why do I have to edit a sketch/feature to edit a dimension? I've been able to double click a dimension and edit that dimension in SW and Creo for years.

6. Why do I have to go into the View tab to change the visual style? Make that a floating toolbar in the viewable area (a la Creo).

7. Why don't all circular features, i.e. circles, holes, etc., automatically have an axis that's accessible to later features? It's dumb that I have to insert them...

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It is a 3D solid parametric modeling program produced by the software company Autodesk

Jul 10, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
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Pros: It has many tools that are very useful not only in the mechanical area, but also in the design of circuits, in the design of pipelines, etc., that's why I like SW. However, what I like about inventor is that besides being a program where you can make designs (CAD), you can also manufacture them (CAM) and do not need an interface like solidworks to recognize it in a cnc.

Moldflow analysis: because it shows the quality of the pieces during the preliminary design phases and avoids the problems of higher level.

Family mold: this allows the administration of family molds. You can alternate between several charged plastic parts to complete the partition plane design of each core and cavity assembly.

Feed channel and injection point: provides the means to specify the type and location of the injection points, and allows to define the characteristics of shape, size and sketch of the feed channel.

Cooling channel: improves the efficiency of the mold design and simplifies the process of creating complex cooling channels.

Core and cavity design: solves the complex problems of defining the partition plane. The combination of these functions allows the closing of the separation, in addition to the automatic creation of revisions of holes and partition surfaces.

Standard component library and tools: supports a wide range of components from commercial catalog libraries and a component utility to create custom parts.

Automation of the drawing: the automation of the 2D drawing

Cons:

Java does not generate code for further deeper developments.

It does not handle much flexibility like code does in Java

It only works with an Internet connection and it is a great disadvantage when you signal it is bad at home or work

It can only be developed for Android

The program has a high cost, due to its license.

Knowing how to fully use the software requires a lot of time since there are many functions, and even that they are of little application, since they are very specific.

It requires a powerful computer to work with processing speed, and a high space on the hard drive

Overall: In my case being a professional of iNGENIERIA IS OF GREAT BENEFIT BECAUSE Inventor is updated (with the help of users in Inventor Ideas) and improves with each new version

It keeps the user competitive by accessing our latest innovations at the time they are available, along with the

previous versions you need

Configure your products more easily with new functions for assemblies and autocomplete in the rules editor. Work with data from any 3D CAD system while maintaining an associative link

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Inventor for Millwork and Tradeshow Documents

Oct 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Inventor is very easy to use to create realistic, solid designs for cabinetry and millwork. I have tailored the software to streamline my creation of repetitive tasks, and it allows me to effectively document my designs quickly and easily. The software allows you to design and see where problems are in real time. My absolute favorite thing is that the drawings created, are always 100% exactly what you've modeled. It is impossible to have a view that does not dimensionally match another view. My experience with CAD systems in the past, is when drawings get revised, if not checked carefully, views can get out of sync with each other and when something is manufactured, the fabricator undoubtedly will ALWAYS pick the incorrect view as the one to follow. Inventor completely eliminates this problem. Last but not least, is that after being an Engineer / Drafter / Project Manager for almost 30 years, learning and using inventor has made designing and drafting fun for me again.

Cons: If there's anything I dislike, is that the software could be more cabinet and millwork friendly without having to purchase an add-on. The drawing sizes and model file sizes can get very large, in some cases I have drawings over 200mb, which can be painfully slow when loading over a network

Overall: Inventor is a great tool and easy to learn and be productive with. It is not a direct solution for any specific trade other than Sheet Metal, but can be tailored to fit.

Excellent capability, decent learning curve for existing CAD/CAM users

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Really powerful software, surprisingly resource efficient for use on laptops, and the de facto standard for many uses. With a dedicated CAD rig (or repurposed gaming PC), performance even when dealing with large and complex models is excellent.

The design and portability is really quite good, and when coupled with access to CNC machinery and 3D printing capability makes the prototyping process incredibly quick. Currently experimenting with amateur photogrammetry for metrology and rapid design capability (converting clay models or plastic-printing pens), and the toolset is powerful enough to leverage those capabilities quite well.

Easy enough to use that high school students can tap many of the advanced capabilities with even limited background.

Cons: For myself as an old school Autodesk user the added capability is impressive, although the UI updates feel a lot like contemporary changes that fixed things which weren't broken in the first place.

The biggest headache I have right now is that the install is tedious to reroute, particularly when repurposing existing computers for STEM outreach projects, anything other than the default installation is hard, and often inconsistent.

Interfacing with open source tools is actually quite good, but innate support for that is unsurprisingly limited. Still, a really minor complaint, as properly packaged for export files are handled really well with existing CAM workflow and automation in slicing tools for experienced additive manufacturers.

Overall: Being able to flexibly work on design projects for work, hobbies, and STEM Education and Outreach work is incredibly nice, and linking this capability to much more accessible maker tech really opens new doors for rapid prototyping.

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Inventor 2018 Experience

Oct 24, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: The software is easy to use and flows fairly well. The real beauty, especially from a hiring standpoint, is that it works very similar to competition so if you know one package you can quickly pick up on this one. the other thing I really like is the Vault that is included. The ability to work locally, but keep everything stored on a server, makes working with larger models much faster. It also allows a team to work together while keeping files safes and tracking revisions and changes.

Cons: Ever since the first time I used the software my main criticism has always been the inability to select a midpoint of a sketch. This drives me mad and many of us have found complex workarounds to what should be a simple problem. I will also say that setting up mates in an assembly is not always that intuitive. It's great to have many different options but when %100 of the time I only use this specific one it would be great if it would learn that, or allow me to change the default.

Overall: Overall it's been a positive experience. I will admit I came to Inventor late having stared with competitor products nearly 15 years ago but once you learn the syntax of how the everything is set up it is a smooth transition.

Very helpful tool to model components and help visualize real world assemblies.

Aug 01, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I have used this product for over 3 years now and couldn't be more satisfied with the product. My team and I use Inventor to model assemblies to be used in real life to help us visualize any potential flaws regarding manufacturing and assembly. The gear tool has allowed us to construct complex gear trains within minutes and simulating the motion has never been easier. To add to that, being able to visualize the motion of the gears through simulation has helped us fix several overlooked flaws in the design, including improper teeth meshing distance and collision with the frame.

Cons: My one complaint with AutoDesk is the pack and go feature. Once, I used it to export my assembly and various part files into a compressed zip file, checking all the correct boxes, and my zip folder was later corrupted. It has only happened once but it cost me a lot of time. It could have been a user error on my part but I have packed and gone since and it has worked fine every other time.

Overall: AutoDesk included a modelling and drawing software, as well as a simulation aspect. We use other softwares for other applications so this is the extent of my knowledge with autocad.

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Excellent mechanical design software, extremely efficient and practical.

Jun 09, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Mainly it has allowed me to design pieces, machineries, structures and endless figures, creating parameters that streamline the assembly of the models that I have created, since it has a complete library of structural elements that facilitate the task of designing from the elements of the library and can easily be modeled, it is also very easy to create parametric drawings without the need of being an expert in the software, therefore its ease of use unlike other similar packages places it among my favorites when creating my digital prototypes. On the other hand, this software can design metal sheets that meet the most stringent quality standards. I find it interesting that it allows you to create 3D models from DWG files directly from Inventor. In addition to all the advantages I have mentioned, it allows you to export 3D designs to PDF formats, which facilitates printing and displaying them on any computer.

Cons: The main disadvantage that I find to this software is that it requires a very powerful equipment and with certain specific characteristics to be able to use it, since in a conventional machine its use is impossible.

Overall: It has allowed me to quickly design metal structures in 3D from your library, which has saved me time, in addition to an impeccable finish. Therefore, I consider that it has given effectiveness to my work and my professional life.

Great software, unmatched design automation!

Jul 16, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: If you have massive assemblies and love to automate processes, inventor is the ticket! This software runs well on computers that would barely be able to open SolidWorks. Huge assemblies (30,000 parts) open and are easily worked on. I can't imagine doing anything if this magnitude in any other software. I regularly use Solidworks, inventor and Pro-E (Creo), and inventor is my go to software for large machines.

It's the best feature is iLogic which is a user-friendly programming interface to help you automate simple or complex tasks to save time and reduce errors. It is very similar to Visual Basic for applications, but you do not need to be a programmer to figure this out!

Cons: There is no global sheet scale in drawings and therefor no way to link a view scale to the title block in a drawing. It must be filled out manually.

Overall: Model MASSIVE assemblies on not very powerful computers, design and process automation with iLogic.

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Solid 3d CAD platform with an entourage of compatible software

Oct 30, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: That drawings are DWG file formats, so no conversions necessary to open in AutoCAD.

The ability to customize with marking menus, keyboard shortcuts, rearranging ribbons, and macros with VBA.

Cons: It acts up sometimes with sketch references (even when limited to one part), but there has been continuous improvements in this area.

Edits to parts can take time as the workflow is to either open part up and make changes, or edit in place but still open up feature to make changes. However, I created a VBA form and macro that allows me to see relative parameters to a feature to make quick changes at the assembly level.

Multi-core support took too long to be offered, but thankfully it now is utilized.

Overall: We left Pro/E Wildfire 4.0 in 2013 as Creo originally wasn't all that stellar. We switched to Inventor and all-in-all have been pretty satisfied. Performance was an issue early on, but this has been addressed with multi-core support.

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Oct 24, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Inventor is easy to use with plenty of modeling power to do most any job a company has. I have not found any parts our company uses that Inventor could not model quickly and accurately.

Cons: Random crashes doing normal activities. Some functionality can be a little difficult to figure out why the feature fails to modify. Especially when you can create the feature from scratch successfully. Seems to be missing some functionality I was used to with SolidWorks especially in the assembly constraints but that may be due to lack of training. BOM control can be tricky I found out recently. Again this may be caused by a lack of training.

Overall: My experience with Inventor has been very good from a modeling perspective. I have not found anything our company designs that could not model.

BEST MODELING SOFTWARE I HAVE USED

Oct 30, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is so user friendly and seems to be made by people who do things logically. You can teach someone the basics in a couple of hours and be very proficient in a couple of weeks.

Cons: If you can't find what you're looking for online or in the help files it can be hard to make changes easily. They can still be made just not automatically if you can't figure out the default setting to change. If it had a way to add custom textures and styles to the appearance menu for original styles that would be helpful.

Overall: It makes showing a customer exactly what their final product will look like and function like, very easy for them to understand. Customers are more easily put at ease when they can see exactly what their final product will look like and not just a rendering.

3D Parts Creation with Logic

Oct 24, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The software is easy to use and is made extremely powerful with iLogic. iLogic enables you to create multiple variations of a part with programming logic and variables. Objects are created based on dimensions so, if you change the width, everything based on the width changes to accommodate the new width. So if you have several parts that are basically the same with small variations, you can create a bunch of different parts by simply changing the variables.

Cons: The one thing I don't like about the software is that in order to reference the midpoint of a line in sketch mode, you have to place a point on the midpoint. Then you can use the midpoint as a basis for other dimensions.

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Why I like Inventor

Oct 30, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The thing I like most about Inventor is the ease of use. I came from a SolidWorks background and was able to jump right in and start working with Inventor with very little instruction. The interface is easy to understand and there is plenty of help videos and white papers on the Autodesk website to help you out if you get stuck.

Cons: Inventor has crashed on me a couple of times, but that was remedied with a patch.

Overall: I work in for a process engineering company, so it helps to be able when building my Plant 3D drawings to be able to design the specialty equipment in Inventor to import into Plant to be able to visualize how it will actually look in the facilities we build.

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A great but expensive tool

Nov 27, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I use this to create elements for 3D models of marketing activations activations. This is a simple and user friendly 3D modeling tool. to add, once you learn this tool it the interface carries throughout other autodesk programs.

Cons: The price of it is a bit expensive. A single license can cost about 7,000. Regardless of cost, the Inventor doesn't have symmetry check. The symmetry would also the user to find whether the part is symmetric at all or the axis in which it is symmetric about. This would be helpful for users running FEA analysis and want to reduce the run down time.

Overall: It's easier to create the piping system in Inventor than it is to create it in Solidworks. The rules-based routing tools allow to select the correct fittings and helps ensure that they comply with the industry standards. I can also import it to other files easily if I need it.

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I've been using 3d software since 2001

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I use this software for creating custom-made equipment that is unique to each customer. The ability to store a single part with multiple configurations built into the part's file saves me considerable time. I also use the pipe routing part of the software and have had very little issues when using it.

Cons: Every time I have to migrate the Vault part of the software, I have to pay my distributor come set it up for me, because YOU ALWAYS have some type of issue when migrating the vault. This wouldn't be too bad if my distributor was close, but when they are over 200 miles away it becomes costly.

I also have a gripe with having to pay my distributor an additional cost to support the Autodesk software. Not sure if the other 3d software companies have the same support setup, but in my mind, if your paying this kind of money for software shouldn't you have access to the software developer itself?

Overall: Being able to re-use existing 3d parts in new projects without having to re-make the part every time.

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Fundamental for my carpentry business, it is the best 3D parametric design program

Mar 21, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It allows me to represent solids such as wood, I can do from simulations of opening and closing drawers, to schematizations of installation plans, which I can represent as 3d solids, this helps me visualize how the design of the furniture will be before build them.

Cons: When you start using the program you need to document a lot and see many tutorials, because you have many tools that you should know to get the most out of the software.

Overall: In the carpentry we design in 3d before proceeding to the making of furniture which saves us money and materials because we can correct any detail before making the furniture

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Inventor is a very powerful 3d design tool. In comparison to Solidworks tool, it is friendlier.

Jul 25, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Have the opportunity to do each of the design of your pieces and then assemble them. It allows you to evaluate every detail in the design process. The 3D design allows you to be focused on what is really important, the design. Every year the tool innovates and introduces you to new functions that make your work a little easier.

Once your designs are ready, you can use the 3D printer and manufacture a particular piece. So it allows you a quick "design-fabrication" process.

Cons: The more pieces you add to your assembly, the computer gets a little slow. In that sense, a large capacity team is required.

Overall: The Mechanical Design is an iterative process with many interactive phases. You can improve the design and making it efficient. I think this software, Inventor, allows me as a mechanical engineer to apply my knowledge and do my work under a specific methodology that leads me to a quality design. It is a powerful mechanical design tool.

Inventor 2019

Oct 30, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: Overall design environment. BOM features are very nice. iLogic is a very useful feature

Cons: A dark mode option would be very nice. Staring at the white menus all day can create some eye strain. AutoCAD has a nice dark theme.

The iLogic event triggers need to include "print"

Chamfer tools can act a little funny at times when dealing with complex geometry

Overall: I've been using Inventor professionally for 7 years now. The software has made my job much simpler as a machine designer.

Inventor is the most intuitive CAD software that I have ever used. Almost everything is visual

Sep 07, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I have used mostly inventor and and Solidworks. Inventor is a lot more closely linked to the visual environment. The "snap-to's" are stronger (eg they suck in your cursor more easily) and I really like that. Also I found that it was a lot easier to design parts into assemblies.

ABOVE ALL I like the Grip-Snap feature for moving parts in the assembly. I also love how you can animate the assemblies. I haven't seen other CAD Programs that can do that.

The material renderings also look a lot better in Inventor.

Cons: It is really hard to import things into inventor (eg. STL files and other CAD file types. I would often use Solidworks to do my importing and save it as a file type that works better in Inventor. I also really like the mechanical mates that you can do In solidworks. It was harder to do those mates in Inventor assemblies. I also found that Inventor was more likely to crash my computer than Solidworks.

Overall: Beautifully rendered complex models

CAD Manager

Oct 24, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: User friendliness. Easy to train employees on the many different features Inventor has, from modeling to documenting the models with drawings, and rendering for our parts catalog to rendering hi-resolution files for offset printng.

Cons: Can not export/import custom materials to a spreadsheet to verify the accuracy and make changes

Overall: We use our models for everything from prototyping 3D printe models to rendering for marketing.

Love the software and it's many uses

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MOST ADAPTIVE CAD SOFTWARE

Oct 23, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The flexibility iLogic gains you in this software is an absolute must when working on bigger assemblies. Also, with a 2D background, adding on the 3rd dimension has a logical flow compared to other programs.

Cons: its not supported by many 3rd party solutions for processing structural steel out of the box

Overall: I have had a extremely positive experience with Inventor, I was originally a solidworks user, but now that I have switched it is difficult to go back!

Great software, easy to use and very intuitive.

Feb 13, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use Interface and button layout. The commands are clearly spelt out and even give you a quick tutorial glimpse of what the command or button does when you hover your mouse arrow over it for a few seconds.

Cons: Like any software, crashes can occur. You have to be sure that you keep up-to-date on all patches and services packs for your Autodesk Products to ensure you have the best experience while using their software.

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Great design and 3D model generation software, especially for mechanical design

May 31, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: User Interface is quite easy to work with. I also like the button layout although i started as a new user. The tutorial tells you of what the command or button does when you hover your mouse arrow above it for a little bit. Usually it takes a second or two to appear. I had used this more while I was at penn state as a graduate student. At my current workplace I used a server version which was more complicated to use in terms of software accessibility but the commands and other things are same.

Cons: Occasionally it crashes or sort of freezes. This may have been a computer issue. The issue is with transferring files colleagues and have them continue the work. if the exact folder arrangement etc is not copied then some of the 3D parts show an error to be missing and the assembly rebuild is complicated.

Overall: helped in easy creation of assemblies, bill of materials and ease of sharing professional looking layouts of plant design.

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Autodesk Part Modeling Software is Very Powerful!

Nov 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I liked that this software works with all the other pieces of software you can use as tools in Autodesk's line of products. It is very easy to sketch and draw just about anything. You also have a lot of control over the parameters that dictate the shape, size and area of the part you are creating. I also like the ease with which it works with other software data. You can open just about any file from any other software company.

Cons: I didn't like how some features like decals don't transcend down from a part variation to an assembly. Also, in oder to make a part adjustable and controllable in size you have to design it from the beginning as an iPart, which means that when it is in an assembly, all the constraints will break when it becomes an iPart. Sometimes playing with geometry is tricky because of constraints, but also because you can't always tell if a chain is fully connected to be able to extrude.

Overall: We have been able to offer Revit files to some of our customers who ask for them. We also are able to show them what their product will look like after it is done.

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Once you learn to use it, it is a powerful tool.

Mar 10, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Although I do not use the program directly, I have directed tests on my work site to compare software with each other. One of them was to design a piece using solid Works and Inventor on the other hand, since they wanted to introduce this software in the office and I was not convinced.

Mandéa to make 3 different pieces, with 3 different pairs of people who used the 2 programs. The result was that those who used the Inventor always did it faster than those who used solid Works.

That, in addition to Inventor being associated with Autodesk, made me decide to replace the use of Solid Work by Inventor.

Cons: Especially when you start using the program, you have to spend a lot of time to familiarize yourself with the available tools (because they are many and very varied), in addition to needing a powerful machine, especially if you want to do simulations.

Overall: The biggest benefit that I brought to the company where I work, and what is related to my area of expertise was the general decrease in the time the products were obtained, especially if a person who already had some time using the program was hired.

Excellent 3D modeling software

Oct 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Inventor makes 3D modeling very easy to learn and use. The commands are simple to follow and the help files can be very helpful if you know what you are looking for. I have been using Inventor for 3-4 years now and I am still learning new and better ways to do certain things. Autodesk releases a new version every year with added functionality, which makes using the software easier.

Cons: Inventor can sometimes be a memory hog, if you have a model open with 100's of parts it can take 10-15GB of memory. Which slows down the computer and can make creating drawings slow and painful. Also the software sometimes can do things which you don't intend. This can get irritating and cause some delays in design.

Reliable and easy-to-use 3D modeling software

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Inventor has a very intuitive user interface. Not as pricey as other top-tier packages and provides a great bang for your buck.

Cons: Not as revolutionary or powerful as other packages but seems to be a great middle-of-the-road option with plenty of features for most industry needs. Automation & analysis features had been lacking in past releases but are starting to catch up.

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Inventor Review

Dec 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy and powerful software to use. One of the better parametric modelers out there and I have used just about all of them. The stress analysis is very handy and the constraints are intuitive and powerful.

Cons: Wish there was a plugin for featurecam into inventor. I know there is inventor HSM but its not as easy to use as featurecam.

Used inventor for years, if you are in the Autodesk product suite you will catch on quick.

Jun 28, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This product really is not too hard to learn to use if you are familiar with AutoCAD. We used this to design sheet metal parts to be punched by a CNC and were able to build complex assemblies.

Cons: There can be considerable setup to get the stretch out parts right, depending on bend radius and the forming after the sheet metal part is flat punched.

Inventor Review

Oct 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Speed, I can do so many things and make parts right so they go straight to production without modifications.

Cons: one thing I think would be nice if they added a way to add simple way to add total to tables and have them update automatically, right now I have to export to excel and import back.

Overall: I love inventor I use it 9 hours a day 5 days a week

Where I learned to CAD.

May 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is perhaps the simplest CAD software out there. Very user friendly with easy to understand terminology. The Software isn't the most complex, but as a student just learning to use CAD, this was perfect. I spent so much time playing around with the software, designing little objects.

Cons: Can't do as much as other software, but most people don't use the complicated features in other software, so not really that bad.

Overall: Easy to learn and use. Simple interface. Good layout. Fun to learn.

almost perfect

Dec 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: industry wide this is an acclaimed software platform that is easy to pick up on when use to using other modeling platforms

Cons: We have to work in whatever version our clients are in. Therefore if we just upgraded to 2018 but our clients upgrade to 2019 we will have to upgrade again to be able to work seamlessly with our client.

Great Product - Poor Website Help

Oct 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Inventor is not difficult learn allowing an individual to come up to speed to a basic level fairly quickly. The features build on each other, so learning new features is typically similar to other features. The depth of the software is very good making it viable for use in electromechanical, machining and sheet metal industries. The software includes engineering analysis features which are not intended to be perfect, but are an excellent pre-analysis tool before entering into prototypes.

Cons: There two main issues I have with this software. The order in which activities must be performed is not obvious. This is frustrating because when the user expects to move forward, they have no idea why nothing is happening. From feature to feature, the order of operations seems inconsistent which is likely due to work the software performs in the background, but it frustrating. The second issue is the help information which at times is useless because it tells me what a function can do (which I already know) and doesn't provide the "how to". The how to information is doesn't provide any sense of "why" certain tasks are performed, it simply says to select something, but not what to expect.

Overall: The software is a good tool that many organizations would find value added. As a newer user, I find it a bit frustrating, but have been successful in modeling and drafting my designs.

Using Inventor for ASME CODE SHOP

Oct 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The functionality and how simple (to me) it is to learn and use. It makes my job easier and once you know Inventor, corrections are made very quickly on your projects.

Cons: Can't really think of any off hand. Just keep improving the software

Overall: Absolutely enjoy using Inventor. I've used a lot of Autodesk products including Plant 3D and Revit.

Great Software

Oct 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to learn and use, fairly intuitive, so many vast options to use it for.

Cons: It seems to have a lot of little bugs with each new release which cause a lot of crashes.

Overall: Inventor is super helpful for everything we design, it allows us to visualize and design things in 3D and test strengths and assemblies before we fabricate anything.

Inventor user review

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is ideal for design purposes and can be used ti design parts and assembly aswell as drawings

Cons: The software has some minor problems and the links between the part and part drawings can make it hard to mod one part for other purpouses

Overall: Overall this is a great program for all design purpouses.

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A step forward for professionals.

Oct 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Working on Inventor is extremely satisfying. The possibility to manage every parameter of the 3D modeling allows a very precise product engineering.

Cons: In the FreeForm part would be convenient to intergrate shortcuts to speed up modeling.

Overall: We realize all our product design using Inventor.

Drawings look great.

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The drawings turn out wonderful. They look like you could reach in and touch them. A little different from your standard 2D drawing software.

Cons: The price is dauntingly high, especially since they have gone to the subscription programs. No other issues.

Overall: Great drawings.

Standard 3D modeling software which I find very user friendly.

Jul 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to customize you workspace. Great for users new to 3D modeling. Great descriptions with each feature.

Cons: Some of the more complicated features are lacking in literature. I've had to rely on forums many times and they rarely get me exactly the answers I need.

Better than Solidworks?

Oct 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I find Inventor much easier to use than SolidWorks.

Changing dimensions and have the model update automatically is invaluable.

Cons: The licensing is a little tricky to get your head around, but overall worth it in the end...

Great experience using Inventor.

Nov 03, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I have used Autodesk Inventor for years in my workplace and it is a great design software that is user friendly and very detailed allowing to perfectly model any piece of equipment.

A great program to learn parametric 3D modeling

Jul 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Inventor is easy to use and learn. It has a very linear learning curve and you do not need to know every command to get the most out of Inventor. Inventor is used in the workforce, but if it is not, the knowledge and understanding is easily transferable to other programs.

Cons: Inventor tends to crash if you use complex commands or try to recreate multiple complex objects. Inventor also doesn't have great import compatibility with 3D meshes.

Overall: I learned parametric 3D modeling skills that are easily transferable to other 3D modeling applications.

Helps so much!

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I couldn't function without this software. I am in the construction industry and I am openings construction plans all day long. I need this software always.

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Great for quick modeling, easy-to-learn

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I learned this software in one class at my school in just a month or so of low commitment. It has a nice amount of features that are easily accessible. There are many tutorial videos online detailing how to do certain things if you are ever stuck.

Cons: It is hard to contact customer support. The support is all over their online forums, and it is difficult to solve certain problems when you cannot chat live or talk over the phone. Also, the software will crash if your memory is low, so it is important to always save.

Powerful, but expensive and complex

Sep 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Extremely powerful feature set. You could design a car using this software if you wanted to.

Cons: It's extremely expensive. It also has a pretty steep learning curve.

Good Software

Aug 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has a good subscription program which makes it easy to scale as you need licenses.

Cons: Not much to say here. Wish it was a little cheaper, but that is it.

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Excellent 3D design tool for professional results

Mar 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been using this tool for some years, but before knowing it, I already managed several Autodesk products, so when I acquired it, it became quite familiar because its templates are very similar, it is very easy to use, and the technical support is unbeatable.

Cons: In future updates should improve the modeling of textures that in my opinion is something poor, I think it is the only defect that has the program.

Overall: Thanks to Inventor I always get the best results, in conclusion it is a success more than Autodesk

Inventor review

Nov 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is my favorite software for 3D drawings. There are shortcuts everywhere that I stumble upon constantly and make me love the program even more. My favorite is being able to use different units for a dimension and the size is still correct. I would pick this over autocad LT to make drawings every time. Even if it is only a 2D drawing. Inventor is a user friendly software and makes drawing anything a breeze. I do all of my models in 3D in inventor if i have the opportunity too.

Cons: When you begin assembling a lot of components my computer begins to bog down. So understandably I am asking a lot of but this would happen with any software that is over loaded in an assembly. Also maybe more features in the video making process would be nice like zooming in on specific parts and seeing the part move with the constraint.

Overall: Overall I recommend this product to anyone looking for a 3D software. I just wish there was a cheaper version that would make it practical for personal users to own the software.

INVENTOR 2019

Oct 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use and the multiple uses for the program

Cons: using the new software and having bugs/issues

Overall: overall it's a very nice program to utilize

Review

Oct 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Sheet metal functionality, ifeatures, ilogic

Cons: Crashes without warning, loosing changes

Overall: worth its weight in gold for sheet metal modeling

3d mold design

Oct 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: works great in transferring parts from 3d to 2d for programing.

Cons: slow while using large assemblies and crash frequently

Inventor the goo, the bad and the ugly.

Oct 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to learn, can create multiple parts quickly.

Cons: Glitches, shutdowns without warning. No Autosave feature.

The first time I saw what this software could do, I was amazed.

Mar 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: You can make the design and assembly of any mechanism or machine, as well as its cutting, plans, calculate resistance of the structure and even make the animation and see how it will actually work.

Cons: Unfortunately, it is quite complicated to manage and requires a thorough study of its various functions in order to make the most of them.

Overall:

I can make my designs and create a virtual prototype, which allows me to find faults without needing to build, this saves a lot of time and money.

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is the best program to create pieces or objects in 2D and 3D, nothing compares is the giant in this

Mar 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It is simple to use and the results are professional, it has a wide variety of formats to import files and the compatibility with other formats is excellent. this program is a work of art

Cons: the processing of renderings should be improved, in this version they have not done much emphasis on improving this element of the program, also in long working hours the program usually loses stability

Overall: with this program I have designed pieces that I have printed in 3d

Autodesk Inventor

Oct 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The price, for education, is great. Also, I am very impressed with the user interface and the ease of use.

Cons: Despite the many positives about Inventor, It is not always compatible with other software. Also, the stress analysis is not as strong as buying a stand alone stress analysis.

Overall: Inventor is awesome for education. The students pick it up quickly and have the opportunity to use professional software instead of a freeware alternative.

Amazing software for creating people.

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It takes only a few sessions to learn to use Inventor and, then, it is easy to design almost any object that you may want to build. The graphical interface is well designed and, with an average computer, it can render objects in 3D fairly quickly.

Cons: It is a subscription based software. You can't get a hard copy of this software any more (as is the case with most software nowadays).

great CAD tool package

Sep 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: extremly easy to use - in my opinion on top together with SolidWorks

many possibilities - from simple 3d modelling through kinematic to FEM analysis.

Cons: not very stable - getting better with newer releases but still have a way to go (can crash several times a day without any obvious reason).

very limited FEA - but this was probably meant for simple analysis, as in all CAD tools.

Overall: great, simple and quick, but not very stable CAD tool.

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Great for very detailed modeling

May 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The ability to create detailed and accurate parts and assembly models. From basic concepts to full manufacturing assemblies, this program can design it and create detailing sheets for 2D translation or model data for 3D printing.

Cons: It's not very intuitive. You need to understand how to use work planes for drafting the model. There can also be issues connecting parts for assemblies, errors occurring for seemingly no reason because the program just can't figure it out.

Overall: It was great for creating a detail of a pipe coping that I wouldn't be able to accurately create in AutoCAD or Revit.

Overall Great Product

Jul 28, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I love how easy Inventor is to pick up. As a Beginner, you can already start drawing complex parts without many problems. Another aspect of it that is very nice, is it's ability to complete tasks using different commands. If you are unable to complete the object with 1 command, there is normally another way to do it.

Cons: The largest drawback of Inventor is it's communication with programs outside of the Autodesk Suite. Although Inventor is a great product for modeling, 3D printing with an inventor created drawing can be an issue

Overall: It is a great communication Aide. By having a 3D view of an object, contributors are able to see that object in space and manipulate it as if it were in the room, thus sparking more detailed conversation resulting in a better end product.

Inventor on a Mac

Oct 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It works well. It is very stable and not prone to software crashes, even when running on Parallels. The CAM side works very well with HSM.

Cons: It does not run natively on a Mac. This has caused me to split my time between Fusion360 Ultimate and Inventor. If it ran natively, it would be my main solution.

Overall: I use it to design complex and large integrated machine processes.

Inventor for Collaborative Projects

Nov 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Inventor has been very helpful for viewing high quality 3D models. We collaborate with a team across the country and the models they send us are easily manipulated in Inventor so that any issues are resolved before an actual prototype is produced.

Cons: While Inventor can can very high quality models, it requires a PC with a lot of power (video and processor).

Overall: Our overall experience has been excellent. Inventor has been pivotal in allowing us to see 3D models before they are produced.

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Inventor is Great!

Jul 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really enjoy using inventor for creating 3D models. The user interface is clean, support online is great, and it has all the functionality I need.

Cons: The one big downside about inventor is their drafting. I found it difficult to create drawings in comparison to NX7.5.

Overall: Creating 3D models for my company

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An exceptional tool for modeling three-dimensional parts and assemblies.

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It contains an immense variety of tools that allows to design with ease.

It has a rendering system that provides a final aesthetic appeal to the pieces.

It is more economical than other programs present in the market.

It has an aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-use interface.

Cons: It is not one of the best-known programs in its field, so employers do not usually require as many jobs done with this software as they require with others.

Overall: This software was a good alternative to access the modeling of peices in three dimensions, due to its more economical license and the high level of tools and quality of its final products.

Autodesk Inventor is a great platform for all your 3D modeling needs.

Oct 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I started with Autodesk Inventor recently as a beginner. The software provides a detailed path to learn the functionality of all the tools with detailed support. It contains video tutorials and guided learning for all users.

Cons: If you get stuck with a design challenge, it's not always straightforward to know exactly where you went wrong. I wish I there was a better way to see all your actions displayed to pinpoint your mistakes.

Overall: Inventor (and other Autodesk platforms) is incredibly user-friendly and easy to learn. My business uses it almost exclusively to model and solve design challenges for our products.

Inventor 3d modeling software

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: i love the ability to turn off viability of items and inspect area of your product. the function wheel is a nice feature to quickly access your commands

Cons: i do wish it was a little more intuitive. like most software these days you have to know what you are doing and cant just pick this up.

Good when not buggy

Nov 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: The software is quick to learn and has a good tutorial system.

Cons: When in assemblies, the software can be very buggy and not allow you to mate pieces.

Overall: I work as an engineer to design products.

High Quality CAD Design Software

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: This software is extremely versatile and is able to accommodate just about any kind of 3D modeling you want.

Cons: The software is expensive when not using a student or business license. It also is a bit tough to get used to the flow of the experience.

Great CAD package for students.

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The fact that students have access to this CAD package for free is a major selling point. It has been helpful to my engineering students working on various projects. The built in simulation tools such as FEA and shape optimization are great, as well as having access to good CAM tools.

Cons: Some of the basic sketch and 3D modeling functions seem to be just a little harder to use than other CAD packages, and I find it annoying that rotating the part view requires a mouse click and holding a keyboard button, rather than just a mouse click.

Decent CAD Package

Sep 26, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: This software has many useful features for it's price point.

Cons: Crashes more than other CAD systems I've used. There have also been many times I've struggled to get a function to perform correctly, in ways that make the software seem buggy.

Overall: Overall Inventor is a decent CAD package. A lot of functionality for a relatively low cost. However this comes with some frustrations.

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A best software for Engineer

Dec 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I often use Autocad in my workplace but I found that Inventor has more benefit than Autocad when it can create 3d models, simulate movement, ... The 3d tool has more functions, and we can edit our model with some simple clicks and also create a demo for our models, this is very helpful for manufacturing. It only takes us some minutes in creating a mechanic detail by using the macro function.

Cons: Not easy to use for a beginner and this software is not free.

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Oct 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: You can develop custom parts and could develop quickly structural framing drawings

Cons: Not back wards compatible and sometime it hardto trouble shoot errors

Overall: Pretty good

Good

Sep 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use software with great functions and shortcuts

Cons: Some of te nee updates changes setting that i were used to

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Does CAD like it's supposed to

Apr 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: It has a lot of convenient keyboard shortcuts, which is helpful when entering dimensions, changing views, or assembling components.

Cons: It does not have nearly as good of a UI as other CAD softwares. The difficulty in removing lines in a sketch and the lack of automatic dimensioning make it more difficult to use when doing a quick, unspecified project.

Overall: It does CAD well and in environments where this is the main software, it is much easier to share files that are made for Inventor rather than having to save and upload as a dxf or similar.

Comparable to Solid Works in many ways

Nov 10, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Inventor has been in my repertoire for about 8 years and I still use it very frequently. Autodesk has decent customer service reps and turn around times on bugs etc. Patches and hot fixes are produced as needed.

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Very fun and powerful 3d design software

Oct 05, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Having the 3d elements makes for a much more fun architecture design experience than the standard AutoCAD would be. Easy to learn and understand, many different ways to accomplish something if you can think creatively. Lots of tools and options.

Cons: Crashes unexpectedly more often than any other program I've used, but that is semi understandable since it is so powerful and large. Gets buggy/laggy if the file size is too large, and large file sizes are easy to reach if you aren't careful/strategic

Great modelling software for all branches of engineering.

Oct 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The simplicity and vast range of templates. It has probably everything that you will need to design complex or simple structures.

Cons: Nothing in particular. On lower-end PCs, it tends to get a bit laggy, but other than that - nothing.

Overall: I created a few projects in Inventor, and I think that it's a great opportunity for young engineers not only to get the job done, but also to learn basics of 3D modelling, as in this software it's really a piece of cake. It's quite intuitive and has so many features, that anybody can find whatever they need.

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Inventor is an excellent software for mechanical design.

Jun 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: -An extremely high level of detail

-Is easy get used to it and easy to learn how to use it

-A good user interface

-Piece ensemble and simulations are simple to understand

Cons: -The software needs a high processing level or performance to work perfectly

-The opportunities for improvement of this software are many but it depends on the use that user wants.

Overall: Build a mechanism piece by piece is something interesting and even fun with a tool like this. I rather software over a pencil and rulers.

8 years of Inventor

Oct 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The reliability, design environment, Advanced manufacturing functions, real world design output

Cons: Learning curve is steep, but getting better. Errors take a long time to track down and fix. You can not prototype without consequences, i.e. you have to have a pretty good idea of what the parameters of a design project are/will be- sometimes its like having to see the future before starting a new design project.

Overall: Good on most days. The bad days with Inventor- don't get me started

Great 3D Modeling Software.

Oct 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Inventor is an incredible software for 3D modeling parts. It is great for designing things to be 3D printed and for modeling parts for small or large businesses. It has great feature including being able to change the material of the model and preform FEA on it.

Cons: Another great feature of Inventor is the ability to be able to assemble multiple parts into one design, however the constraining of the parts is often tedious and difficult.

Overall very positive. The program is simple and powerful, with a few minor glitches

Oct 10, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, online support, and capability. Overall the program covers these very well. On top of that, it is one of a few standards among cad programs, and it's wide use makes it that much better.

Cons: I've had trouble drawing lines using functions, as the unit disagreements are a mess to deal with. Single variable is a monumental stuggle, and multivariable is impossible.

Overall: I've used it dozens of times for modeling projects for 3d printing and machined design alike.

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Takes 3X longer to finish a project

Nov 24, 2018
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Inventor has the capability to perform powerful tasks and sometimes with more ease in certain circumstances than with competitor software.

Cons: Above is far and few between. The possibilities are powerful but 1st you have to get through hours of frustration of finding the correct tools. Nothing is intuitive and it seems like you need a full class before using. Even then people who were so called experts struggle to use Inventor.

Overall: Not intuitive at all but if you have hours to waste, you can eventually finish a project that would take half the time on another program.

A powerfull product participating in the build lifecycle of almost any gadget from our everyday life

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Powerfull prodict providing tools for fast and precise design of complex components

Provides simulation possibilities which may predict some unexpected issues before prototype process which saves money and time for manufacturers.

Cons: Heavy product requiring powerful workstations

Expensive product and self learning is possible but not so easy

This program offers very easy to use interfaces with intuitive controls.

Jun 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The options to view, and edit features is simple and easy to understand. The 3D modeling allows for quick visual representation, and there are some useful simulation tools to perform analysis.

Cons: When assembling different parts, it is difficult to simulate motion. It is also difficult to change constraints to an assembly.

One of the best 3d modeling software packages around

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Inventor is easy to learn and use. Most 3d models can be created using a few basic features. Many videos are available online for learning to use other more complex features.

Cons: Have not found many if any cons. Maybe a little difficult if switching from another 3d modeling software at first.

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The evolution of 3d modeling

Mar 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It has a great ability to adapt to the tastes of people as you can customize the interface as well as its tools having the ability to customize the packages. It also has a wide range of molding, animation and rendering tools

Cons: If the capabilities of the equipment being used are good, this program is too great because it is always quite heavy and occupies a lot of graphic memory.

Overall: It is a program of very good benefits when developing 3D animations, being one of the most known and used by the community of 3D designers. It should be noted that its environment is very nice and the latest update makes it easier with the reference messages.

Powerfull and less expensive that competitors

Dec 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I was trained in 3D CAD in SolidWorks and Inventor was very similar. The transition was not painful at all!

Cons: Not a lot to not like. Any grievances would come down to personal preference than anything. Addition short tutorials on features would be beneficial.

Lots of features for the money

Oct 24, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I love the integrated CAM package. It saves a lot of time.

Cons: The hole function does not have the features that SW does.

A 3D CAD software that specializes in rendering

Aug 02, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's ability to render textures on surfaces is what differentiates this CAD package from its competitors (notably solid works)

Cons: I find the user interface and functionality much less intuitive than its competition. Ultimately it produces prettier pictures to show management, but it's tougher to use in my opinion

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Inventor, ideal for very specific processes

Aug 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I enjoy the ability to relatively quickly prepare anything that can possibly be fabricated. Detailed machined parts especially

Cons: I find the software difficult to use, but at no fault to the software. I myself need to put in more effort

Overall: I had originally only used Inventor to shrinkwrap parts and do file conversions with in order to get content into Revit. I had at one stage made up a few parts, but the amount of time required to become valuable on Inventor is quite a lot. It is one of the most difficult packages I have had to produce work on

Great intro to 3d cad

Jan 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: This was the first cad program I ever used. It's still my favorite

Cons: There is quite a learning curve with learning what is a sketch and a manipulation of a sketch

Perfect for Technical projects

Dec 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It has all the tools you need to design technical objects for mechanical or engeniering purposes. User interface is attractive as BIM

Cons: It takes a while to locate and understand how it works, specially to those used to more used to software such as sketch up or rhinoceros.

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Great for parts modeling

Dec 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Inventor is excellent for designing and modeling specific parts. It is great for small product design or machinery focused parts. The integrated stress testing its excellent!

Cons: Larger complex projects become very clunky in Inventor. I would stick to parts only

Overall: Great for small parts modeling

Beginner CAD Software

Apr 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: You can teach anyone Inventor in the matter of an hour. It is an amazing software that works very well for new engineering students especially.

Cons: Inventor makes CAD work very trivial, which may make it seem less powerful than other software that is available.

Autodesk Inventor Review

Oct 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Userr friendly interface with easily customizable features to edit to suit your taste

Cons: Render quality of the final result. You might need an external render software for the best quality.

Overall: It is been a nice experience using inventor for my design works. Really great

I like inventor a lot because its a good software to use, and does everything that needs to do

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Have a student license, what is very handful for students that are learning and wanna follow the 3d design. Its easy to use, have a great support, you can do everything in the software and do not need any third party software

Cons: Sometimes you get lost in the axis, and needs a very very powerful computer to use the software. The inicialization could be faster too

Overall: Best 3d Software in the market

Inventor Review

Oct 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I enjoy using Inventor's shrinkwrap capability over Solidwork's when I'm trying to simplify my .STEP files for Revit.

Cons: When trying to use any other feature besides shrinkwrap, I prefer to use Solidworks. Inventor is a bit harder to learn, I wasn't offered Inventor as a student, so I never learned the software.

Overall: We're utilizing inventor to simplify step models for Revit.

Great for creating

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ability to create just about anything that you can imagine. This is great to supplement the other autodesk software if there is not a standard item in the catalog.

Cons: There is alot to learn with this software much like the others and it can be over whelming. Also the cost is a little steep if using the other programs they offer too.

Tough learning curve, but worthwhile

Apr 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Great universal software for 3D modeling. Easy enough for students to learn but complex enough that you can model a wide variety of things. Good support on their help site as well.

Cons: The layout is tough to navigate at first, so it takes some good practice to become familiar with all of the features and where they are located.

Inventor is a must Have!!

Oct 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I liked how easy it was to start using, with only having an Autocad background.

Cons: The only thing I didn't like was the way view control.

Autodesk Inventor is a great tool to work with modeling 3D parts.

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I like the functionality of the program to model 3D parts for prototyping our projects. When completed, it allows us to export in a variety of formats.

Cons: Autodesk is not easy to learn, but once you have the basics, you're on your way to creating great CAD drawings.

Overall: 3D CAD drawings for projects.