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Q. What type of pricing plans does Inventor offer?

Inventor has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $300.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)

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Q. Who are the typical users of Inventor?

Inventor has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Inventor support?

Inventor supports the following languages:
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish


Q. Does Inventor offer an API?

Yes, Inventor has an API available for use.


Q. What level of support does Inventor offer?

Inventor offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum

Inventor product overview

Price starts from

300

Per month

Flat Rate

What is Inventor?

Inventor is a Windows-based 3D CAD software that assists in 3D modelling through mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation tools. Professionals can create custom design configurations and automate repetitive tasks.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Knowledge Base
Phone Support
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Documentation
Webinars
In Person
Live Online
Videos

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Value for money

4.1

/5

263

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300

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Inventor features

Functionality

4.5

/5

263

Total features

30

5 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting/Analytics
API
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Collaboration Tools
2D Drawing
3D Design & Modeling
3D Imaging

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Inventor users reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

/5

263

Positive reviews

95

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.5/10
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Pros
Inventor is a perfect tool for mechanical drawings as well as 3D mechanical models. Document production is a very important ability of Invetor.
We used it mainly for R&D, in which we find it usable with some features earning a 'good' and even a 'very good.
Really great as the designers have the great experience using this and create the ideas into 3D models and drawings.
Cons
Only downside is it does crash sometimes for no reason when opening step files.
The platform is very memory demanding, so running the application on multiple computers caused it to crash or slow down.
I did not like the fact that the program crashes a lot, i would like an autosave function so if if does crash you dont loose your work.

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Andrew A.

Administrative Assistant

Civil Engineering, 1-10 employees

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Reviewed 2 years ago

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Mario F.

Manager

Accounting, 11-50 employees

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Inventor is Decent

Reviewed 3 years ago

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Lilians C.

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent mechanical design software, extremely efficient and practical.

Reviewed 6 years ago

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.

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...

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.

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James B.

Oil & Energy, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Inventor 2018 Experience

Reviewed 6 years ago

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.

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.

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Erdinc A.

Capital Markets, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Basic but little slow

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

More affordable than other CAD programs. If you start with this program first, you will not have any difficulties with equivalent programs.

Cons

So slow. For example i try to open mold design but i have to wait 5 minutes around.

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Joel B.

Consumer Services, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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What You Can Expect from Autodesk Inventor

Reviewed a year ago

Inventor is great for spinning out complex designs. I like that we could also perform stress analysis on the models before we concluded on the design.

Pros

Inventor is a powerful tool that can be harnessed to create complex 3D models in a few days. Their collaboration tools also made it seamless for my teammates and I, to collaborate effectively when we were designing a baby bed.

Cons

Apart from the fact that Inventor is actually expensive, I needed to change my laptop in order to use it since my old one did not meet the requirements, that was really a shame.

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Lee J.

Industrial Automation, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Solid 3d CAD platform with an entourage of compatible software

Reviewed 6 years ago

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.

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.

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