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What is Inventor LT?

Inventor LT™ software introduces 3D mechanical CAD into your 2D workflows.

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Product Description

Inventor LT™ software introduces 3D mechanical CAD into your 2D workflows.


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Seller
Autodesk
Ownership
NASDAQ:ADSK
Company Website
Year Founded
1982
HQ Location
San Rafael, CA
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$3,274
Twitter
@autodesk
286,953 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
12,960 employees on LinkedIn®
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Autodesk software has helped designers, engineers, visual artists, students and makers imagine, design and create a better world. Advances in accessible 3D design and fabrication technology are disrupting the design, engineering and entertainment professions as we know them.

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Engineering Intern
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I like that the software can be used for both 2D and 3D drawings and models. The set up is user friendly and even if someone isn't used to the set up it has a small learning curve. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't have a package to run simulations and my company uses other software to run most of it's assemblies. I haven't used it much, but when I have I like it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Inventor is easy to use and can be used in many different aspects. AutoCAD has a great reputation for their softwares, and this one is no different. It is professional, user friendly, and can be used for any sized drawing or model. I also have one of he slowest computers at my workplace, but Inventor never fails to load up fast and be ready for the work I can put it through. Other softwares have crashed with the amount and size of files I have to view, but not Inventor! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Inventor is easy to upload different file types and convert them and quickly edit a drawing or model, or even to view it quickly. At my job, I use it to open and view drawings, and some times models, as well as convert files when I open them so they are more accessible in the future. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is not a difficult software to use. You can do simulations and export your file for a 3d printer! It’s a very good software. You can do 2D and 3D designs. You can creat realistic designs very easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is a very heavy software, so your computer gets slow, and it doesn’t run on Mac.

And the full version is very expensive ! It takes a long time to install. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a student I was able to use Inventor for free, and apply all the theory that I was learning into designs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Inventor es una aplicación que le ayuda a solventar la mayoría de los problemas de producción. Además, este software es excelente para definir las especificaciones industriales. Tiene una interfaz limpia y te permite concentrarte en lo que importa. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Es muy fácil equivocarse en sus dibujos si no tiene cuidado, por lo que debe planear con anticipación. Además, el módulo de ensamblaje funciona bien, pero hay ocasiones en que se vuelve lento. La agilidad y velocidad, podría ser mejor. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ten paciencia durante tus primeros intentos con el uso de Inventor. Puede ser un poco difícil para los usuarios nuevos, ¡pero lo entenderás! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Diseño e Impresión 3D de piezas para industria y consumidor Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Since inventor is on the market, CAD work has been eased a lot. This user friendly software allows users to design and create 3D models without the need to be an expert or the need to receive an extensive training.

Great for parts and components, and not pricey. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

SInce it is the lite version, it does not allow to correctly work with assemblies of parts. For that purpose, the pro version is needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is definetely your sotfware for designing and creating items, pieces, tooling, fixtures and similar products on a 3D environment. Additionally, it supports the user when creating drawings from the 3d designs, meaning this that you could share easily drawings with third parties or suppliers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Daily design of tools and fixtures with practically no training. The parametric features are great and allow me to create pretty complex items even I am not an expert user. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Lo que más me gusta de Inventor es que es compatible con el resto de software de Autodesk. En primero lugar realizo los primeros dibujos con Autocad y luego los exporto a Inventor para desarrollar el modelo 3D final. Aprendar a utilizar Inventor es fácil e intuitivo, además, la ayuda de usuario es bastante útil. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Realmente no hay nada que no me guste de este programa, Únicamente diría que el precio de la licencia es algo elevado para una empresa pequeña Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Tómate el tiempo necesario para recibir un buen training. De esta forma evitarás cometer los errores más típicos de los principiantes en este programa. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Utilizo inventor para el diseño de piezas y útiles para solucionar problemas en mi línea de producción Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The ability to crate 3D parts and the cost per year, Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not able to make assembly's for more complex design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Only .part files (.ipt) can be made. Assembly's files (.iam) can not be made in LT. Drawing files (.idw) can be made. Great to start with but if you need to make assembly's later on all the file you have made can be opened in normal Autodesk Inventor. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A great product to start off with for single part design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's got nearly all the functionality that the full version does, short of doing assemblies. It's fairly straightforward to get into, and there are tons of tutorials and forums to learn from. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Being as though its so full featured, you can get a little lost in all of the options. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You will probably want to jump to the full version of Inventor at some point, but LT will give you a great introduction without breaking the bank, and certainly let you know whether it will be a good fit for your company or not. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are doing more and more solid modeling to determine feasibility of production for rubber molded parts. With this software we can get fairly accurate weights to proceed with our estimates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mechanical Engineering Intern
Machinery
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

System is easy to use in certain aspects, such as the more elementary parts of the program Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When it comes to really designing and creating assemblies, it starts to have hiccups Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used it for designing mechanical parts Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the whole concept of inventor LT

user friendly

simple

easy to learn and exactly the same as Inventor you don't need any other training

A lot of variants that cover all the aspect I require

I can do all of my mechanical drawing and designs

I can save my designs in different formats I can send it easily send it to the customers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't see the point of it I can just use inventor it has more features and more possibilities I know the idea behind it is that it is cheaper but in the problem, I will end up buying inventor Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

they should increase more features so we don't need to use any other project but in general for small business it is fine Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it is a perfect tool for mechanical engineers as we need for 3D design and technical drawings I used it in all of these aspects but we bought inventor in the end because we needed more features Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the feature that allows you insert 3D part modeling into 2d drafting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If you had use Inventor Pro, then you will see that Inventor LT doesn't have a lot of features. So you better jump directly to Inventor Pro Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would like to go back to Inventor Pro Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly I do product pieces and some small parts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the ease of use that Inventor provides. For that matter, I am a fan of all Autodesk products. I really like the powerful part level parametric drawing capability of Inventor the most. It is best for someone who is looking to learn the ropes in 3D designing and drafting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dont think it is the best fit for use in any large scale industry. It can be great for companies of smaller sizes and work forces but for the truly global ones, I am yet to be convinced that Inventor has the same strength and capabilities as SolidWorks or Pro-E Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its a really good software to start learning the ropes in Engineering design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used Inventor in college a lot for design classes and in digital prototyping. The software held up pretty well, even when drawing and working with really complex figures and drawings. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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University of Illinois Financial Planning Program
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Inventor LT offers an easy-to-use set of tools for 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation. Personally, the thing I really like is it is relatively easier to learn how to use the software as a new user. It took me 30 minutes to figure out 70% of the functions. And after reading some materials and guidelines online, I could say I know 90% of this software. Technically, it is a powerful software for designers. You can apply this software on various jobs as long as they require 3D approaches. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One of the cons is it takes a while to actually remember what all these functions are and how they work. Sometimes you know what you want in your mind, but somehow it takes a while to figure it out what function to use and where to find these function. But once you get familiar with the software, you won't have such problem. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Product Design; It saves me a lot of time and the effects and really good and amazing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Electrical Engineer Intern
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Although there is a slight learning curve, very easy to pick up on after a bit of usage. My company I am interning for uses this to design new parts, as well as create 3D assembly models. Would be nearly impossible to do our everyday job without Inventor Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Although it is standard, the price is way too high for personal usage. I would like to be able to have Inventor on my computers at home, but at multiple thousands of dollars a licence that is impossible. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Would highly recommend. If you are a new user, there are plenty of tutorials you can work through online. It may seem difficult at first, but if you practice it is easy to pick up on. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Inventor to design parts for manufacturing and machining. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mechanical Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

My favorite part about inventor is that it is included with the Autodesk suit, and therefore it is a convenient 3D modeling tool. After AutoCAD preliminary drawings are done, many of them can be readily imported into Inventor so that it can be converted into a 3D model. Inventor is simple to learn and is intuitive to new users. Because it is included in the Autodesk package, there is a lot of help online. I also appreciate how easy it is to change the units that you are using to dimension your drawings with. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The capabilities of inventor are limited. When it comes to analysis of solid parts, inventor is lacking in intuitive controls and power. There may be additional add-ons, but the base program does not have these. The excessive menus associated with a mouse click are annoying when coming from other programs where definitive buttons are located on the docked buttons. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need to do a quick model so deliver a concept then this is the ideal product. When it comes to doing a full set of part prints, it can be done, but you will need a lot of patience to complete the task. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The Inventor Fusion part of the program is very convenient when a customer provides models in a different format than what we use at the office. Fusion will allow almost any format to be viewed and measured. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Application Engineer
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This program is very powerful for making 3d models and rendering. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It was hard to understand menus and commands. Had a harder time getting the software to create the models that I was envisioning. Mating of parts also seemed complex. This software seemed less intuitive and will require training even for someone coming from an AutoCAD background. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would consider some other program offerings that are within the same price point. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were evaluating this to find a product for making fiberglass shells. Realized that 3d modeling decreases time and increases accuracy of making parts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UW
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

STILL HAS MOST OF THE GREAT FEATURES OF INVENTOR WITH LESS COST TO THE USER. WISH OTHER CAD PROGRAMS HAD THE EASE OF DETAILING THAT INVENTOR DOES. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

THERE ISNT ANYTHING I REALLY DISLIKE ABOUT LT, CONSIDERING IT IS A SLIMMED DOWN VERSION. IF YOURE GOING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT WHAT IT DOESNT HAVE YOU SHOULD GET THE FULL PACKAGE. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE USING THIS HEAVILY AND IT BE YOUR ONLY CAD SOFTWARE BUMP UP TO THE FULL PACKAGE Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

EASE OF USE FOR USERS THAT ARENT AS FAMILIAR WITH INVENTOR. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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