What is Autodesk Inventor?
Autodesk® Inventor® products offer a comprehensive, flexible set of software for 3D mechanical design, product simulation, tooling creation, and design communication. Inventor takes you beyond 3D to Digital Prototyping by enabling you to design, visualize, and simulate your products.
Design—Integrate all design data into a single digital model. Visualize—Create a virtual representation of your final product to market it before it’s built. Simulate—Digitally simulate your product's real-world performance.
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Said about Autodesk Inventor as an alternative
You can find almost all features of SolidWorks inthis application. The most exciting feature is that all university students can get it free for 3 years!!!
Autodesk Inventor has a very similar structure to SolidWorks, down to the Design Tree. You can import & export parts easily, perform assembly models, etc. with a very similar structure to SolidWorks; however, it is slightly less user friendly in my opinion. It is also not going to be the best cost-effective solution as Autodesk does not allow for perpetual licenses (meaning, you have to pay every year to use the software). After a couple of years, it's better to just purchase SolidWorks.
Inventor is mainly the more professional version of Fusion 360, but its a lot more expensive