A classic option for any Engineer
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 17, 2018

A classic option for any Engineer

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk Inventor is used by our engineering team to model existing or new product prototypes and use analysis tools to forecast testing data for different materials. We also forecast tension and other types of loads prior to testing.
  • Platform keeps track of each design change in a line-by-line properties table for easy editing
  • Analysis tools have several common materials and auto calculate load factors
  • Creates easy 2D spec drawings with different views
  • Not very intuitive for creating assemblies with multiple 3D models
  • Speed is an issue. Backups need to be created consistently to combat this
  • Reduces costs of prototype production. Pre-tests dictate the final prototype materials or designs to consider
  • Potential cost reduction to test redesigns or alternative materials
Autodesk Inventor is better supported as a native system to export to other Autodesk products namely CAD related. SOLIDWORKS is less powerful in regards to features and analysis tools, but is much quicker and reliable in regards to file management.
It’s well suited for product engineer type managers who are looking to create 3D models for export, components to create tooling, and analyze prototypes