Overall Satisfaction with Autodesk Inventor
Inventor is being used at my organization to address the 3D modeling issue that has presented itself, as more and more clients are requesting to see 3D models of their finished products before investing and finalization of the design process. Inventor is currently only being used by the drafting department however engineers have had some use as well to help with the design process.
- Being able to provide a detailed 3D model to clients
- Being able to model an entire facility
- Being able to export assemblies to other formats for client viewing purposes.
Inventor is more intuitive and directional when it comes to the creation of parts and assemblies. The commands are also simpler and easier to understand than SOLIDWORKS. Inventor also has the support and presence in the market that allows for it to be utilized for different platforms and add-ons that will ultimately aid the efficiency of users.
Inventor is well suited to creating individual detailed parts that are a part of a larger assembly for a model, for example, a car. Where it is less appropriate is for the design of buildings and facilities. Even though it can be used for architectural purposes the detailing and creation of architectural elements are best utilized in other software packages.