Inventor allows 2D and 3D data integration in a single environment, creating a virtual representation of the final product that enables users to validate the form, fit, and function of the product before it is ever built. Autodesk Inventor includes powerful parametric, direct edit and freeform modeling tools as well as multi-CAD translation capabilities and in their standard DWG™ drawings.
Autocad is the standard design software used in the engineering, architecture, and construction industries. Designers and drafters use it to create two-dimensional (2d) and three-dimensional (3d) computer drawings. Autocad is used across a wide range of industries, by project managers, engineers, graphic designers, and many other professionals.
SolidWorks is a solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) computer program that runs on Microsoft Windows. SolidWorks is a solid modeler, and utilizes a parametric feature-based approach to create models and assemblies.According to the publisher, over two million engineers and designers at more than 165,000 companies were using SolidWorks.