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New features in Autodesk Inventor 2025

Autodesk Inventor version 2025 introduces a number of significant innovations and enhancements that will change the way engineers and designers work. These new features are designed to increase productivity, improve design quality and facilitate collaboration between teams.

Key enhancements to Autodesk Inventor 2025

There are a number of key enhancements in the latest version of Autodesk Inventor 2025 designed to increase productivity, improve design quality and precision, and facilitate collaboration. Here is a detailed overview of the key changes:

Improved graphics and user interaction

  • Selection highlighting: The selection highlighting mechanism has been improved, which now provides a clearer contrast between selected and unselected objects. This allows you to quickly identify the elements you need in complex assemblies or intricate parts.
  • Fluidity of lines: The line rendering mechanism has been improved to provide a smoother and more natural representation of lines, which is particularly noticeable when drawing curves and circles. This ensures greater legibility of sketches and designs.
  • Colour palette customisation: The new colour palette customisation feature allows users to fine-tune the interface and graphical elements to their own preferences. The ability to customise the colour palette makes it easier to organise work and improves recognition of different types of elements in a project.
  • Advanced display options: Advanced display options have been introduced that allow detailed configuration of how models are presented, including shading, reflections and textures. This allows you to achieve an even more realistic and detailed preview of your designs.
  • User interface: The user interface has been updated with new icons, improved menus and a more intuitive organisation of tools. These changes aim to make it easier to access the most frequently used functions and improve the overall workflow.

Improvements in file handling and collaboration

  • Compatibility with file formats: Compatibility with different file formats has been improved, making it easier to exchange data between different platforms and applications. This makes the process of collaborating on multi-discipline projects smoother and less error-prone.
  • Sharing and viewing projects: Project sharing and viewing features have been improved, including online project viewer capabilities, enabling easier collaboration with remote teams and clients, without the need to install additional software.

These enhancements in Autodesk Inventor 2025 are designed to not only improve the visual aspects of working with a model, but also to make design processes easier and faster through more intuitive tools and better collaboration between team members.

Sheet metal modernisation

The Sheet Metal Modernisation section of Autodesk Inventor 2025 brings significant innovations and enhancements to improve working with sheet metal projects.

Improved interface and workflow

  • Integrated property panel: The new integrated properties panel enables the quick and efficient creation and editing of sheet metal features such as flanges, kinks or cuts, without having to switch between different windows or tabs. The simplified interface reduces the time required for individual operations and improves the fluidity of the workflow.
  • Support for light and dark themes: Inventor 2025 introduces full support for light and dark user interface themes, allowing users to adapt their working environment to their own preferences and lighting conditions.
  • Direct-to-canvas manipulators: With the new direct-to-canvas manipulators, users can easily and intuitively make changes to sheet metal designs, significantly speeding up the modelling process. This feature allows direct manipulation of features without the need for additional tools or panels.

Innovations in sheet metal design

  • Improved selection for the cutting command: The selection of the cutting region has been improved, allowing more precise and flexible definition of cutting areas. This makes it easier to control the process of cutting holes or other features in sheet metal.
  • Exporting a flat pattern as DXF: A new layer IV_UNCONSUMED_SKETCH_CONSTRUCTION has been added to the DXF export option, where all unused construction geometry is placed. This gives users more control over the exported data and allows them to better manage the output DXF files for production or further processing.

These enhancements to sheet metal design in Autodesk Inventor 2025 are designed to make the design process more flexible, precise and efficient, allowing for faster and easier creation of advanced sheet metal designs. Improved workflow, new tools and features and enhanced integration with manufacturing processes are key elements that contribute to the quality and accuracy of sheet metal designs.

Innovations in part modelling

This section focuses on the new capabilities and enhancements introduced in Autodesk Inventor 2025 to improve the part modelling process.

Improved sketch and feature patterns

  • Sketch boundaries for patterns: Inventor 2025 introduces the ability to use sketch boundaries to define areas for geometric patterns. Users can now precisely control which elements of geometry are included in a pattern, increasing precision and flexibility in design.
  • Integration of iProperties in sketch element descriptions: Allows standard and custom iProperties to be added directly to text in part sketches. This functionality opens up new possibilities for design automation and customisation, enabling, for example, dynamic updates to markings based on model properties.

Advanced feature pattern settings

  • Calibration methods: The feature calibration options in the part modelling environment have been enhanced, allowing the selection of a calibration method based on the placement of features within defined boundaries. Available methods include calibrating features based on the position of the centre of gravity relative to the boundary or calibrating using a base point.

Feature Termination Enhancements

  • Include/Exclude Selectors: The existing Feature Termination selector has been replaced with two new selectors: “Include” and “Exclude.” This allows for a more intuitive selection of faces and bodies to be included or excluded from operations.
  • Advanced Element and Surface Selection Settings: A new selection feature has been implemented that allows users to determine whether the priority in the selection process should be fixed elements or surface elements, or to focus on selecting individual planes. This option is especially valuable in complex models where precise selection of specific components is necessary.

These innovations in part modeling in Autodesk Inventor 2025 focus on increasing the flexibility, precision, and efficiency of the design process. With advanced patterning options, iProperties data integration, and enhanced selection mechanisms, users can achieve even better results in less time, which is particularly important in complex engineering projects.

Enhancements to assembly modelling

In the latest version of Autodesk Inventor, we have focused on expanding and optimising the assembly modelling functionality to enable engineers to create more complex and accurate designs with greater efficiency.

Advanced patterning options in assemblies

  • Calibration according to definable criteria: The ability to calibrate components in assemblies has been expanded, with options for defining precise criteria for patterns. This capability includes the generation of patterns based on specific dimensions, distances between elements or other geometric parameters, which significantly facilitates the creation of complex component layouts.

Enhancements to model simplification functionality

Simplification of components for contour representations: We have introduced a function that allows individual components of an assembly to be simplified to their outline representations, which speeds up the design and simulation process. This makes it easier to manage system resources and improves performance when working with large assemblies.

Optimising collaboration

More efficient exchange and control of project data: Interoperability enhancements facilitate the exchange of design data between different platforms and tools, ensuring smoother collaboration in multi-disciplinary teams. Enhanced options for exporting and importing assembly data increase compatibility and enable more efficient use of teamwork in the design process.


Development of technical drawings

Improvements to annotation tools

  • Advanced text formatting: New text formatting options have been introduced, allowing engineers detailed control over the presentation of annotations. This capability includes the use of predefined text templates, which streamlines the process of adding repetitive information to drawings.
  • Support for annotation background fill: A background fill option for annotations has been added, which improves the legibility of text on complex drawing backgrounds, making the information easier to read without having to modify the design itself.

Precise dimensions and annotations

  • Customising revision clouds: The revision cloud tools have been improved, allowing the size of arcs to be adjusted and tailored to specific design needs. This allows areas requiring attention or changes to be more clearly marked.
  • Dimensioning improvements: Dimensioning options have been expanded, including the ability to hide auxiliary lines in radius and diameter dimensions, allowing for clearer and more aesthetically pleasing technical drawings.

Optimisation of working with tables

  • Combining cells in tables: A function for merging cells in tables has been implemented, allowing for a more flexible and legible representation of data, especially when creating complex specifications or item lists.

These enhancements to the creation of technical documentation in Inventor 2025 aim to provide engineers with comprehensive tools to accurately define and communicate design details, which is critical in the manufacturing, quality control and design submission process. These enhancements facilitate the creation of clear, detailed and standards-compliant engineering drawings, resulting in higher efficiency and quality engineering work.

Interoperability with external systems

In the new version of Autodesk Inventor, we have fundamentally strengthened the interoperability capabilities with other engineering and design platforms, which significantly improves workflows and allows seamless data exchange between disparate systems.

Improved IFC import and export

  • Flexible IFC import: We have improved the import function for IFC files, allowing precise control of the import process, including selective inclusion or exclusion of specific IFC classes or elements. This makes it easier for engineers to integrate BIM models into mechanical designs in Inventor, while maintaining optimal performance and control over the imported data.
  • Enhanced export to RFA: We have improved the process of exporting models to RFA format, ensuring better accuracy and preservation of construction details in the Revit environment. This enhancement enables more accurate use of mechanical data in architectural and civil engineering projects, increasing the consistency and efficiency of interprofessional collaboration.

Enhanced compatibility with Revit

  • Support for the latest versions of Revit: We provide full compatibility with the latest versions of Revit, enabling export to formats compatible with Revit 2023 and later. This makes it easier for engineers to collaborate on cross-disciplinary projects, ensuring that accurate CAD models are seamlessly transferred to the BIM environment.

Optimising collaboration processes

  • Advanced collaboration tools: We have enhanced collaboration tools, including design sharing and review functions, allowing project teams to work efficiently on collaborative projects, regardless of the platforms or locations used. With these solutions, design information sharing and iterative design refinement become more efficient and less error-prone.

Strengthening interoperability in Autodesk Inventor 2025 is a strategic move to provide engineers with greater flexibility and openness in their design processes. Through better integration with external systems, engineers can now use design data even more effectively, collaborate with other disciplines and complete complex engineering projects more efficiently.