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Inventor LT - 3D Mechanical CAD Software - Autodesk
So I've been looking at a possible purchase of Inventor LT, but was wonding if someone could elaborate on its features compared to Inventor. I know best I can read it lacks the ability to do assemblys, but wanted to know if it atleast supported sheet metal designs. That's kinda the deal breaker for me at the moment.
i'd grab a student version off ebay
no assemblies = no good for design
If your a student you can get inventor and many other autodesk titles for free from students.autodesk.com