Autodesk Inventor is a 3D computer-aided design (CAD) program focused on robust mechanical modeling and design. Developed by Autodesk, it is used for design communication, mechanical design, product simulation, tool creation, documentation, visualization, and digital prototyping. This allows users to develop 3D models to exact specifications to help them visualize, design, and simulate products and make modifications before they go into production.

Inventor includes direct assembly, freeform modeling, and parametric tools along with the ability to translate multiple CADs into your regular DVG drawings. It provides assembly stress analysis and motion simulation to determine how a particular design or component would behave in a real-life scenario. Dynamic components, drive, and friction loads, combined with dynamic simulation capabilities ensure design accuracy.