Open Inventor 2D/3D Software Development Tools for Medical and Life Sciences applications

Open InventorĀ® is an object-oriented 2D and 3D software development toolkit (SDK) for the development of professional interactive applications using C++, .NET or Java, for cloud, desktop and mobile environments.

Its easy-to-use API, extensible architecture, and large set of advanced built-in components provide developers with a high-level platform for integrating powerful 2D/3D visualization and analysis capabilities into software applications in a simple and consistent way.

Power your software development with Open Inventor across the whole imaging workflow: 2D and 3D imaging, PACS, image processing and analysis, diagnosis and surgical planning, device modeling and 3D printing, simulation and training.

High-level productivity

Open Inventor provides the power and functionality of OpenGL® at an object-oriented level. It avoids re-inventing the wheel using low-level programming:

  • Object-oriented API
  • Scene graph architecture
  • Extensive set of built-in components
  • Hundreds of ready-to-use classes


State-of-the-art volume visualization

Open Inventor delivers the most up-to-date 3D rendering techniques available and ensures that your application always benefits from the best 3D quality and performance

Build advanced applications

Open Inventor provides unique high-performance capabilities that enable engineering teams to successfully address complex challenges:

More than a 3D toolkit

Using Open Inventor as your 3D foundation is proven to be the safe choice for all future-proof software applications development.

  • Unparalleled professional support and consulting
  • Customization, cooperative R&D
  • Active users community
  • Rich and flexible licensing model

The de-facto 3D standard

Open Inventor is the premier solution for high-level 3D programming in all types of medical applications and supports many customers ranging from manufacturers to software vendors and labs.

Whatever your visualization requirements are, Open Inventor saves you time and provides the features, performance and image quality you need to be successful.