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Inventor LT lets you cost-effectively introduce 3D mechanical CAD into your 2D workflows.
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At a glance

-Professional-grade 3D CAD software
-Easy-to-use 3D CAD software
-For mechanical designers

- Introduce 3D part modeling into your 2D drafting
- Powerful, cost-effective 3D mechanical CAD software
- For mechanical designers

Engineering design productivityInventorInventor LT
Topology optimization
Easy-to-use 3D mechanical design
3D part modeling
Free-form modeling
Direct editing
Real-time design visualization
Assembly design
Sheet metal design
Rules-based design/automation
Catalog/purchased/standard part library
Frame and weldment design
Plastic parts design
Simulation and design validationInventorInventor LT
Linear static analysis for stress and deflection
Draft analysis
Point cloud tools
Select material by environmental/cost impact
Assembly collision and interference detection
Check for manufacturability
CAD file conversion and compatibilityInventorInventor LT
Review/mark up DWG™, DWF™, and PDF files
Mobile and online sharing of 3D designs
BIM interoperability
Native translators
CAD rendering and design documentationInventorInventor LT
Maintain associativity to non-native CAD models
Structural walls, floor slab
Model-Based Definition
Professional drafting and documentation tools
TrustedDWG™ technology
Automatic drawing view creation
International standards support
BOM generation
Data managementInventorInventor LT
In-product data management
Configurable data security
Multiple user/concurrent design
Easy administration
Automated design organization