Autodesk Inventor - 2D and 3D CAD Software

Autodesk Inventor CAD software offers professional tools for 3D mechanical design, documentation and product simulation. Increase your efficiency with a powerful combination of parametric, direct, free-form and rule-based design functions - Inventor 3D CAD software makes it possible!

Autodesk Inventor - The Leading 3D CAD Software

Autodesk Inventor is a powerful 3D CAD software for mechanical engineering and product design. With extensive tools, it enables the modeling, simulation and documentation of products. By integrating parametric design and various analysis functions, Inventor supports engineers in creating precise models and developing prototypes efficiently.

Use Autodesk Inventor Professional to design, simulate and visualize your product. With Inventor CAD software for product development and design, you use the same data model for the entire product development cycle. Thanks to the cloud-based functionalities, you always work together - regardless of the location and the selected CAD functions. Get started and get faster feedback for collaboration thanks to integrated tools.

Meet the demand for customized products and automated processes with Autodesk Inventor software. Use the same data model for the entire product development cycle and get faster feedback for collaboration thanks to integrated tools. Discover the wide range of applications, features and benefits of Inventor CAD software.

Cideon supports you with advice on Inventor CAD functions and implementation of Inventor software. In addition, we regularly offer user-oriented Inventor training courses - from professionals for professionals.


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Autodesk Inventor Use Cases

With Autodesk Inventor CAD software, you can meet the demand for customized products and automated processes. Find out more about possible use cases.

Product Development

Benefit from the professional modeling tools included in Inventor. Use them to speed up product development and design.  


Calculate complete mechanical systems with integrated simulation.  


Visualize static and dynamic 3D renderings of product designs.

Production Plans

Use Inventor to create professional production plans and assembly instructions. 

Advantages with Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk Inventor is the leading software for mechanical design. Find out more about its benefits. 

Configure Products to Customer Specifications

Configure products with Autodesk Inventor according to the requirements and specifications of your customers. Gain time for other projects.

Automate Company Standards

Meet your customers' design specifications and standards with Inventor. Define them using the automation tools and save valuable time.

Autodesk Inventor Reduces Tedious Routine Tasks

Don't waste any more time with tedious routine tasks thanks to Inventor iLogic technology. Define the rule and determine the configuration and parameters yourself.

Minimize Time-Consuming Programming Work

Save yourself the headache of complex programming with Autodesk Inventor and use iLogic design automation instead.

Inventor Automates Subsequent Production Steps

Don't stop at modeling and assembly design. Extend the automation of your design to subsequent process steps with Autodesk Inventor. Get more out of your models.

Network CAD Data

Network and manage CAD data with Autodesk Inventor, whether from a mechanical or electronic design. Use simple controls to move, rotate, redimension or scale elements from imported geometries.

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Inventor Product Functions

Use Autodesk Inventor to design, simulate and visualize your product. Inventor is perfect for 3D modeling, simulation and documentation. Optimize your product design with powerful and intuitive functions. Convince yourself of the diverse functions of the 3D CAD software.

Product Development with Autodesk Inventor

Create and edit 3D models of your products for design using Autodesk Inventor's parametric and assembly modeling. Quickly create clear, accurate and detailed drawings for production.

Promoting Cooperation

Intensify joint collaboration. Work together online on models or designs with Inventor. Stay associatively connected to external CAD data with Autodesk Inventor. Take advantage of BIM compatibility and convert configurable 3D CAD models into BIM objects with Inventor.

Automate Drafts

Speed up your design configuration with the help of iLogic. Design and test frames and frame structures fully automatically. Simplify your sheet metal processing by using Inventor to design complex sheet metal parts and prepare them for production.

Modeling Constructions

Model your production data from the 3D model. Use the Inventor shape generator for this. Create and evaluate powerful alternatives to your design in just a few minutes. Select the required standard components from a comprehensive and customizable library.

Simulate Dynamics

Use dynamic simulation to check the movement, speed and acceleration of your design. Subject your components to quick tests with load and stress analyses or carry out detailed analyses of the entire design in every project phase.

Network CAD Data with Inventor

Network your electronic and mechanical design data with the Inventor CAD software. The simple networking enables easy data management during the realization of further design steps.

Cideon Conify


Software Solution for a Consistent Configuration Process

Cideon Conify consistently links data from the sales and engineering phases to automatically provide PDM-compliant MCAD and ECAD data of the configured product. This is the basis for the subsequent engineering-to-order and the creation of ERP-specific parts lists, work plans, circuit diagrams and production processes according to customer requirements, so that individual products can be created quickly and in accordance with specifications.

Main advantages:

  • Automate daily tasks when processing configurable products
  • Consistent data quality
  • Ensure uniform standards for everyone involved in the process
  • Combination in a mechatronic parts list

Cideon Conify is the ideal combination of CONnection and CONfiguration!

Cideon Inventor Toolbox

The Cideon Inventor Toolbox is the ultimate collection of high-value add-ons for Autodesk Inventor. As a designer, benefit from greater efficiency and increased quality in the everyday use of Autodesk Inventor. 

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Cideon applications

Engineering Automation

Design individual product variants fully automatically with Engineering Automation. Scale your designs in quotation and order creation at the touch of a button.

Engineer to Order

With Engineer-to-Order (ETO), you can align your design and production with the individual order requirements of your customers. CIDEON processes and solutions ensure profitability. 

Configure to Order

With Configure-to-Order (CTO), you can configure your product individually as required by selecting from a range of predefined options. No longer develop your product to order, but configure it with all possible components or options.

Digital product development

Use Cideon to digitally map product development, production planning and production through to the integration of information systems.

Why Cideon?

Cideon advises and supports companies in optimizing their product development processes - from conception and engineering to production and service. We stand for:

Decades of Expertise

Rely on decades of practical experience in system integration and process consulting. Cideon understands your business challenges in digital transformation and supports you with unique solutions along the entire value chain.

Customized Engineering

Benefit from customized solutions with Cideon software and interfaces. Integrative, powerful and perfectly tailored to your individual daily business needs.


End-to-End Process Consulting

Transform your digital requirements into corporate (added) value. We simplify your processes, map them digitally and make them economically viable - across functions and divisions throughout the entire product development process.  

International Cooperation

Trust in a strong group of companies. Cideon is part of the family-owned, globally active Friedhelm Loh Group and is based on the principles of customer-oriented and sustainable corporate management.

Our Business Areas

Take advantage of our expertise and achieve more within your business area. Discover our industry-specific solutions and products at a glance.

Machine Building

Make development more efficient. Realize production faster.

Plant Construction

Create data consistency. Simplify document and supplier management.


Manage requirements efficiently. Realize individual solutions in series.

Design Offices

Provide flexibility. Implement customer requirements quickly.

Metal Construction

Simplify construction tasks. Process changes more efficiently. Speed up logistics.

Process Industry

Optimize production processes. Prioritize safety and sustainability. Counteract competitive pressure.

Building Technology

Manage technical complexity. Enable innovation. Promote interdisciplinary cooperation.


Cideon Trainings

Would you like to improve your knowledge of Autodesk software, PRO.FILE, SAP ECTR or other software solutions? Upon request, we can provide you with professional software training in English exclusively for your company. Benefit from the in-depth knowledge and excellent support of our trainers, our modern training environment and small learning groups. Learn more and request training today!

Cideon Support

Quality, speed, and reliability in engineering are critical to your success. Comprehensive services are just as important as dedicated specialists and powerful software solutions.

Cideon Support offers you fast and uncomplicated answers to your questions, detailed insights into products and solutions as well as helpful tips and tricks.

Go one step further with Managed Services: With this service, we monitor your CAD/PDM/PLM environment and ensure the long-term operational reliability of your software. This ensures that your systems are always up to date and ready for use, giving you the peace of mind that your software is consistently maintained and optimized.

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