Inventor 2017 is a 3D modeling software used in many mechanical industries around the world. Students will be learning this program in the first quarter of ENG CAD 2 and continuing their knowledge throughout the rest of the class and into ADV ENG if they desire. This is one of many 3D modeling softwares that enables the user to create a 3D version of what they are designing then transfer their design to a 3D printer to create a physical object.