Autodesk Inventor is a computer-aided design application for 3D mechanical design, simulation, visualization, and documentation developed by Autodesk.


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 even built. Autodesk Inventor includes powerful parametric, direct edit and freeform modeling tools as well as multi-CAD translation capabilities.

Windows version : 2020

Support Level : None

How do I get it?

Staff :

Autodesk is available for download via Pegasus.

Student :

Autodesk is available for download via Pegasus.

Licence Agreement / Costs

Type : Site Licence

End Date : Renewed annually

Licence Details :

Please read licence details before requesting or running software:
Autodesk EMEA Campus License Agreement

Usage :

The software is made available for use on personal or University owned devices.


Personal Licence : Staff may buy licenses for personal use via Academia.


When downloading this software, an automated email will be sent to your university email account. Please read this email as it contains instructions.

If you have any problems downloading or installing this software, please contact help@strath.ac.uk

Where can I find out more information about Autodesk products?
A huge variety of information is available on the Autodesk site.

How much does it cost to join the pool of licenses?
There is no charge for joining the pool. Licenses are shared and issued from the pool on a first-come-first served basis. The licenses are returned to the pool when your Autocad session finishes.



The Development & Training Resource Centre has a wealth of online training resources including video tutorials, tutor-led material, self-study material and links to external best practice sites. Follow the link(s) below for more information:


Who is it for?

Staff :

Free to download to personal or University owned PC/Laptop

Student :

Free to download to personal or University owned PC/Laptop

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

Windows 10

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 (requires installation of the Model Documentation hotfix) Standard, Enterprise, or Professional edition

Windows 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium edition

Athlon 64 with SSE2 technology,

AMD Opteron processor with SSE2 technology,

Intel Xeon processor with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology,
or Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology

2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

6 GB free space for installation

1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color (1,600 x 1,050 recommended)
Internet Explorer 7 or laterInstall from download or DVD