Autodesk Inventor 2021
Professional-grade 3D CAD software for product design and engineering.
Work with a complete set of design and engineering tools
Trencher design with some details in 2D and some in 3D
Inventor® CAD software provides professional-grade 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation tools. Work efficiently with a powerful blend of parametric, direct, freeform, and rules-based design capabilities.
Share timely feedback with built-in collaboration tools
- Work with anyone, anywhere no matter what CAD software they use.
Use cloud-based design reviews to collect feedback from key stakeholders wherever they are.
Follow the entire product development lifecycle with one data model.
Satisfy demands for custom products and automated processes
Enable rapid assembly reconfigurations powered by iLogic.
Design efficiently using specialized tools for sheet metal and frame design.
Choose standard components from a customizable content library for bolted connections, gears, cams, and more.
See how Inventor works with other products.
Inventor + AutoCAD
Connect 2D and 3D workflows—use the right tool for every mechanical design job.
Inventor + Fusion
Explore a greater number of high-performing design alternatives—many that you’d never think of on your own.
Inventor + Revit
Increase your sales opportunities while participating in BIM projects.
System Requirements for Autodesk® Inventor® 2021 Windows
Operating System 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 10. See Autodesk’s Product Support Lifecycle for support information.
CPU Recommended: 3.0 GHz or greater, 4 or more cores
Minimum: 2.5 GHz or greater
Memory Recommended: 32 GB RAM or more
Minimum: 16 GB RAM for less than 500-part assemblies
Disk Space Installer plus full installation: 40 GB
Graphics Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Minimum: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Display Resolution Recommended: 3840 x 2160 (4K); Preferred scaling: 100%, 125%, 150% or 200%
Minimum: 1280 x 1024
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant
Productivity: 3DConnexion SpaceMouse®, driver version 10.5.12 or later.
Network Internet connection for web install with Autodesk® Desktop App, Autodesk® collaboration functionality, web downloads, and licensing.
Network license manager supports Windows Server® 2019, 2016, 2012, 2012 R2, 2008 R2 and the operating systems listed above.
Spreadsheet Full local install of Microsoft® Excel 2016 (build 16.0.4519.1000) or later for workflows that create and edit spreadsheets. Inventor workflows that read or export spreadsheet data do not require Microsoft® Excel. See Inventor Excel Requirements for more information.
Office 365 subscribers must ensure they have a local installation of Microsoft Excel.
Windows Excel Starter®, OpenOffice®, and browser-based Office 365 applications are not supported.
Browser Google Chrome™ or equivalent
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.8 or later. Windows Updates enabled for installation.
For Complex Models, Complex Mold Assemblies, and Large Assemblies (typically more than 1,000 parts)
- CPU Type Recommended: 3.30 GHz or greater, 4 or more cores
- Memory Recommended: 64 GB RAM or greater
- Graphics Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
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