Include 3D mechanical in your modelling workflow
Inventor LT software introduces 3D mechanical CAD into your
2D workflows. Use Digital Prototyping workflows and compete
more effectively. Get powerful part-level parametric
modeling, multi CAD translation capabilities, automated DWG
drawing views, and other CAD capabilities found in Inventor
software to expand your 2D engineering process.
Move from 2D to 3D mechanical CAD
Autodesk Inventor LT software allows you to adopt 3D
mechanical part design - at the pace that's right for you.
When you design using 3D models of parts, you can increase
your productivity, reduce the risk of errors, and improve
communication with customers and partners. You'll be able to
compete more effectively as you move towards Digital
Prototyping. Autodesk Inventor LT is also sold as part of
the AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite, which includes AutoCAD LT
software. By turning to Inventor LT, you get many of the
capabilities found in Autodesk Inventor software, including
part-level 3D modelling, multi-CAD translation and automated
DWG drawing views. Interoperability with AutoCAD LT lets you
continue to work with real DWG data.
Freeform tools NEW
Gain an alternate modelling approach use Freeform tools and
direct manipulation to explore and create freeform-shaped
Use flexible freeform tools in combination with parametric
tools, or used alone to create organic shapes where
parametric tools are unavailable or difficult to use. For
Combine Freeform tools with parametric models and
incorporate freeform modelling when the design dictates.
Start with an existing design created with parametric
modelling tools, then add freeform into the design.
Use the Freeform Match Edge command to modify a freeform
body to match to existing model or sketch geometry.
Perform concept modelling with the new Freeform tools to
create rough shapes where size and shape are not yet
Direct edit NEW
Parametrically move, size, rotate, and delete imported solid
models or native Inventor files.
Use Direct Edit to quickly and precisely change
parametric/feature part geometry in models with complex
histories. Change imported base solid data and explore
redesign possibilities early in the process before
committing to a final design.
Start-up and learning experience NEW
Improved tools support an easier, more intuitive learning
experience in the Inventor Home environment.
Inventor Home functions as your personal dashboard and
provides a single, central, in-product location for you to
find learning and help content:
Tutorial Learning Path guides you through the most
common workflows to provide a solid foundation.
New interactive tutorials cover the basics of Sketch,
Parts, and Drawings.
Engaging challenge exercises promote in-depth learning.
Improved search places all the rich content at your
fingertips, and Search Preview displays results for
commands, Help articles, Support content, discussion
groups, YouTube videos, and blog posts.
3D mechanical design
Design mechanical parts in 3D with powerful part-level
Create simple and complex parts quickly. Visualize and
verify your part designs in 3D to avoid costly errors before
building expensive physical prototypes. Then generate
photorealistic renderings of 3D part models to communicate
design intent to customers and other reviewers. Reduce
rework and cycle times to bring better products to market
DWG file format
Share 3D part designs and update production DWG drawings
quickly and easily.
Reduce the hassle and inefficiency of working in today's
multiCAD environments. Easily share 2D to 3D design data
with customers and suppliers without relying on separate
file translation software. Import, create, modify, and
export 3D part models in common file formats to streamline
communication with your extended supply chain. As projects
progress, your downstream users need production-ready DWG
drawings. With Inventor LT, you can generate
production-ready drawings that automatically update whenever
the 3D part model changes.
Import and export third-party 3D CAD data
Work with third-party 3D CAD data, including non-native
assemblies from customers and suppliers.
Import and export 3D part models in common file formats
without relying on separate file translation software. With
Inventor LT, you can easily share 3D design data with
customers and suppliers, improving communication with your
extended supply chain.
Move to 3D mechanical CAD at your own pace (suite only)
Reuse AutoCAD LT 2D CAD data in Inventor LT to start
designing in 3D. With smooth interoperability, you can
choose the right software for any job.
Make the most of your AutoCAD software expertise and your
investments in 2D design data. Realize the benefits of 3D
design while continuing to rely on the 2D designs and
expertise you've have built up over time. If you prefer,
maintain your current 2D productivity by using AutoCAD LT.
Inventor LT also offers DWG interoperability, so you can
work easily with existing 2D designs within a 3D
Inventor LT and AutoCAD LT together (suite only)
Inventor LT Suite delivers the 3D mechanical CAD tools of
Inventor LT, and the 2D drafting of AutoCAD LT in a single,
Add the power of 3D to your 2D workflow and take advantage
of Digital Prototyping workflows. Compete more effectively
today while putting your organization on a scalable path to
employ the full power of Inventor and Digital Prototyping.
Why move to Autodesk Inventor LT?
Design Parts Faster and Better in 3D
With powerful part-level parametric modelling, Autodesk
Inventor LT delivers the capabilities you need to design
mechanical parts in 3D. Use it to design even complex parts
more quickly. Visualize and verify your part designs in 3D
to avoid costly errors - before building expensive physical
prototypes. Then generate photorealistic renderings of 3D
part models to communicate design intent to customers and
other reviewers. You'll reduce rework and cycle times,
allowing you to bring better products to market sooner.
Share 3D Part Designs and DWG Drawings
With Inventor LT, you can reduce the hassle and inefficiency
of working in today's multi-CAD environments. It allows you
to easily share 2D and 3D design data with customers and
suppliers - without relying on expensive file translation
software. Import, create, modify, and export 3D part models
in common file formats to streamline communication with your
extended supply chain.
As projects progress, your downstream users need
production-ready DWG drawings. With Autodesk Inventor LT,
you can generate production-ready drawings that
automatically update whenever the 3D part model changes. And
since the AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite includes AutoCAD LT, you
can use familiar 2D tools to make quick changes to DWG
Leverage Existing 2D Designs and Expertise
Realize the benefits of 3D design while continuing to rely
on the 2D designs and expertise you have built up over time.
Autodesk has more experience with the needs of AutoCAD users
than any other company, and we built Inventor LT with those
needs in mind. Maintain your current 2D productivity by
using AutoCAD LT when you prefer. Inventor LT also offers
the industry's most seamless DWG interoperability, so you
can work easily with existing 2D designs within a 3D
Open the Door to 3D - and Opportunity
In today's competitive global marketplace, 3D is not a
luxury for manufacturers. It's a necessity. Yet your current
needs may not warrant a full Digital Prototyping workflow.
Inventor LT offers DWG interoperability, affordability and
3D capabilities. So you can use it to get your job done
today and be ready for tomorrow - knowing that your Inventor
LT designs will be fully compatible with the Autodesk
Inventor family of software.
It's not just companies that need to compete. Individual
designers and engineers do too. With 3D design becoming the
standard, you need to keep your skills up to date. The 3D
design skills you learn using Inventor LT are directly
transferable to Autodesk Inventor, the top-selling 3D
mechanical design software and the foundation of the
Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping.