CAD Software For Engineers
Updated February 18, 2020

CAD Software For Engineers

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Overall Satisfaction with Autodesk Inventor

We have a digital fabrication laboratory in the school, and we use Autodesk Inventor to create new objects that we can use to develop new projects with the kids, making the learning easier. After we design our 3D model on Autodesk Inventor, we prototype it using a 3D printer, laser cutting machine, etc.
  • It is not a difficult software.
  • They have a free trial for students.
  • You can create simulations.
  • You can send your 3D model straight to a 3D printer.
  • The professional version is expensive.
  • It’s a very heavy software.
  • It doesn’t work on Mac.
  • I can simulate my designs before I prototype them.
  • It has been very helpful.
Autodesk inventor has a free trial, and CATIA doesn’t.
They have a support system that had almost all the answers that I needed when I had a problem.

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Would you buy Autodesk Inventor again?


Autodesk Inventor is very appropriate to create 3D mechanical designs, such as the design of automobiles and airplanes. You can design everything you want. I would not recommend Autodesk Inventor to those who want to do architectural designs. In this case, you should use AutoCAD.

Using Autodesk Inventor

1 - engineer
1 - engineer trained for it
  • Mechanical design
  • Simulation
It’s a great CAD software

Evaluating Autodesk Inventor and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
I used the software Autodesk Inventor when I was in college, so I chose to used it at the company because of my prior experience. It is not a complicated software to use and offers a good value benefit

Autodesk Inventor Implementation

Not sure - just One person in the company uses the software, so it was ok
  • We had to get a Microsoft computer because it doesn’t work on macbook

Autodesk Inventor Training

  • in-person training
I got the training during college, so mostly i learned on my own

Configuring Autodesk Inventor

You can change the language, you can change the units of measurement... everything is very configurable, so people from all around the world can use it.
Some - we have done small customizations to the interface - You can change the background, and move the tabs

Autodesk Inventor Support

Using Autodesk Inventor

Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
It’s easy and very good for mechanical design