How much will you save in comparison with a
All the Autodesk products that we sell in our e-shop have no
expiration date, which means that you will only pay once for them
and then they will be yours forever, saving you plenty of money
that you would otherwise give for a subscription!
Have a look at our comparison of prices for perpetual ownership
of Autodesk Inventor 2016 Professional and for a long-term
Autodesk Inventor 2016 Professional: Perpetual ownership
price versus subscription price
*Total Cost of Ownership
TheAutodesk Inventor 2016
Professional with no expiration date will pay itself off
in less than 4 years.
Each following year, you will
save 2 702 €,
which means that in another
6 years, you would have saved17 520 € in total.
you’ll use Autodesk Inventor, the more your savings will
What’s more, the
perpetual ownership of the product allows you to resell it once
you don’t need it, which means you would even get some of the
money you paid for it back.
How come you offer perpetual
Autodesk has discontinued the release of its non-subscription
products in January 2016, but you can still find even the latest
versions in our offer. How is that possible?
It’s because we sell “used” Autodesk software. When the product
was originally bought by the first acquirer, it included a
maintenance agreement that allows the owner to upgrade to the
latest version available. Once the originally sold product is
upgraded, it can be sold further as the version it was upgraded to.
The latest news about Autodesk maintenance plans can be found
Are Autodesk perpetual products transferable?
The transfer of non-subscription products to another
owner is permitted within the European Union (EU) and the European
Free Trade Association (EFTA) on the condition that
the product was originally purchased in the EU, or EFTA. Read more
about the transfer of ownership of Autodesk products on their official website.
Introducing Autodesk Inventor category
Autodesk Inventor are perfect for: engineering
companies and organizations, mechanical designers, product
With Autodesk Inventor you can:
- Design and test 3D parts and elements
- Create drawings for assembly and production
- Build and analyze complete mechanical systems with integrated
- Comprehensive visualization, illustration, and animation
- Rules-based design and automation tools that speed up the
- Extensive support of file translation allowing opening 3D
models’ files created in 3rd party software.
- Customizable interface to fit the look of the program to your
- Highly efficient process of getting data from design to
manufacturing thanks to the possibility to include fabrication
instructions directly in 3D models.
Please note: The Inventor products that we
offer can differ as newer releases usually come with additional
features and improvements of the already existing ones. The
following description focuses on one of the latest perpetual
products – Inventor 2020.
Introducing Autodesk Inventor
Autodesk Inventor 2020 allows you to create, simulate and
visualize 3D product designs with professional-grade engineering
tools. It helps you build highly accurate virtual models and
validate the form and functionality of your design as you work,
which minimizes the need for testing by using physical
Autodesk Inventor release has been chosen as a sample product, so
that you have an idea what is possible to do with the program. It
is important to note that the availability of Inventor versions and
editions changes a lot, so we can’t guarantee you will be able to
find this particular product in our current offer.
With Autodesk Inventor 2020 you can:
- Enjoy professional-grade 3D parametric,
freeform, and direct modeling for
different types of designs
- Preview how will your designed product behave in real world
thanks to motion simulation and
stress analysis tools
- Directly import non-native CAD and BIM
data without the need for file translation
- Generate exploded views that decompose
an object, so that every used element is clearly visible
- Make use of dedicated tools for sheet
metal and structural frame
What’s new in Inventor 2020?
Improved User Interface (UI) and workflow
Streamlined part modeling, smart sketch profile detection,
multi-monitor workflow support, new light theme and more!
User Experience Improvements
Frame Generator, Solid Sweep, surface unwrap and flattening
command, Inventor Read Only Mode, Enhanced Migration Utility and
several more features which were implemented based on community
New functionalities for existing tools
Faster import, navigation, patterning, Tube & Pipe route edits, and
expanded Express Mode functionality, now including Skeletal
Multiple additional fixes for improved stability and
Minimum hardware requirements
Processor: 2,5 GHz
Memory: 8 GB
Hard Disk Space: 40 GB
Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics processor; 1 GB GPU;
1280×1024 screen resolution
Operating system: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 10
Please keep in mind that the minimum hardware requirements
differ significantly between Autodesk Inventor versions, that’s why
you should always check this information in the product detail of a
What is the difference between Inventor and Inventor
The differences between Inventor (Standard) and Professional
remained roughly the same over the years. You can see a basic
overview of some of the main ones in the table below. If you would
like to learn more about the mentioned features, just click the one
you are interested in and the link will take you to the feature
Inventor vs Inventor Professional –
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
FEA helps to
predict how a product will behave in real-life conditions. That way
you are able to see how your designed product will withstand the
test of time. The FEA feature can predict reactions to e.g. heat,
vibration, mechanical stress, electrostatics, or fatigue of
materials, allowing you to take all these elements into
consideration even before turning your product into a real physical
Preview and analyze how
your designed assembly will move by defying mechanical joints and
by adding forces (both internal and external) on required parts of
the tested object. That way you can discover issues that you
otherwise wouldn’t be able to notice, or find new ways to make your
design even more efficient.
electrical and mechanical designs can be quite challenging,
especially if the electrical and mechanical designers need to work
on both simultaneously. The Electromechanical design feature in
Autodesk Inventor Professional enables importing electrical
schematics from AutoCAD Electrical to your 3D models and
synchronizes data in real time, allowing everyone working on the
same project to always see the latest version of the design.
Complete Plastic Mold Design
tools and catalogs of mold designs to create accurate product
designs for manufacturing. The comprehensive set of tools allows
you to not only use pre-defined molds, but to create your own while
providing many different features and analysis to ensure the proper
usability and endurance of your product once it’s transferred from
a virtual model into a real, physical item.
Cable & Harness Design
Cable & Harness
Design brings the possibility to place and edit wires and cables,
define their routing paths, or document the whole harness assembly
including drawings, connectors etc.
Tube & Pipe Design
With Tube & Pipe Design
feature you can make use of special tools for routing rigid pipes,
bent tubes, or flexible hoses that are available in the assembly
Autodesk Inventor vs AutoCAD
What is the difference between these two products?
AutoCAD is the best choice for
industry professionals looking for general-purpose software to
create 3D models and 2D drafts. Inventor is
meant for engineers and designers who create parts, assemblies, and
drawings for mechanical design and manufacturing. If you’re still
not sure which product better fits your needs, have a look at the
following table to help you decide.
||2D drafts, 3D models
||3D dynamic modelling, simulation
Parametric and design-driven models
||Architects, MEP engineers, electrical engineers,
civil engineers, cartographers, and mechanical engineers
|Designers, manufacturers and mechanical engineers
DWG, IPT, IAM, IDW, and IPJ formats compatibility
* Depending on the Inventor edition