AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite 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 modeling, multi-CAD translation, and automated DWG drawing views. Interoperability with AutoCAD LT lets you continue to work with real DWG data.
Use 3D annotations to add manufacturing information to the model with integrated geometric dimensioning and tolerances. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) annotations on the 3D model describe the tolerances, controls, and allowable variation in the model. The term Model-Based Definition (MBD) refers to a fully defined 3D model.
Create visually compelling designs using flexible modeling techniques. Freeform tools provide an alternate modeling approach to explore and create freeform shaped models using direct manipulation. You can create an open sheet body using the Plane or Face commands. You can also use the Face command to close gaps. There are multiple tools provided to edit the form, join multiple bodies, and match to existing geometry.
Easy push/pull controls enable you to quickly move, rotate, resize, or scale features from native or imported geometry. Use Direct Edit when you want to quickly modify a complex model which you may not have created originally, modify imported base parts while preserving the original model or rapidly explore design alternatives.
Insert associative DWG geometry, manage layer visibility, and create 3D models of 2D layouts. To make the process more efficient, you can save a group of settings as a configuration, and use the configuration to set the translation options automatically. You can save as many configurations as needed.
Intuitively model parts using parametric modeling tools in AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite. Create simple and complex parts quickly. Visualize and verify your part designs in 3D to avoid costly errors before building expensive physical prototypes.
Export your models to 3D PDF for a great collaborative experience. 3D PDF files are viewed in Adobe Acrobat Reader. Use 3D navigation tools to manipulate with the model views. Display the Model Tree to display model components and data included in the 3D PDF file.
Use the 3D Print Environment for additive manufacturing. Models can be printed whole or in-part based on the 3D printer in use.
How to Use AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite
In this nine-part series, Autodesk Industry Solution Evangelist Rob Cohee explains how users can utilize Digital Prototyping functionality to dramatically improve 2D Drafting output.
Part 1: AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite - Increase Your 2D Drafting Productivity
Part 2: AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite - Smart Sketching with 2D Constraints
Part 3: AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite - Making Configurations with iPart
Part 4: AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite - Documenting Configurations with Tables
Part 5: AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite - Creating Multi-Sheet Drawings
Part 6: AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite - Create Renderings with Inventor Studio
Part 7: AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite - BIM Ready Content from Inventor LT
Part 8: AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite - Working with SolidWorks & Catia Parts
Part 9: AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite - Working with Pro/E Parts