Installing Autodesk Inventor Content Center

Installing Autodesk Inventor Content Center
Contents
Chapter 1
Autodesk Installer Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Installation Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Preparing for Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Administrative Permission Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Recommended System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Locating Your Serial Number and Product Key . . . . . . . . 5
Minimize the Chances of Installation Failure . . . . . . . . . 6
Choosing a Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Autodesk Material Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Migrating your custom settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Activation and License types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
License types and Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Differences between stand-alone and network licenses . . . . . . 11
Activate Autodesk Inventor on a network using the Autodesk
Network License Activation Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Network License settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Benefits of using a network license . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Installation Workflow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Installation Wizard Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Using the Installation Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Autodesk Content Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Content Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Installing Autodesk Inventor Content Center . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Reconfiguring the installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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Network Administration Key Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scripting Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configure Application and Custom Options . . . . . . . .
Additional files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
License timeout, license borrowing, and network
connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Log files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GPO Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewers supplied with Autodesk Inventor . . . . . . . . . . . .
Change or Modify the installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How do I register my Autodesk product? . . . . . . . . . .
What kind of stand-alone license types are available? . . .
What are the benefits of using a network license? . . . . .
What happens when I specify a server path for a Network
License installation? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where is my Product Key and Serial Number? . . . . . . .
What language options do I have? . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What is the Autodesk Material Library? . . . . . . . . . .
Can I include Desktop Content libraries in my
deployment? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How do I remove an orphaned Language pack? . . . . . .
What are the different Inventor products? . . . . . . . . .
What are the differences between the default Inventor
Application Options Settings and the AutoCAD related
settings? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What is the UAC and how do I disable the UAC? . . . . .
What cannot be reversed after installation? . . . . . . . .
What can be reversed after installation? . . . . . . . . . .
What do I need to know about licensing? . . . . . . . . .
How do I create custom settings to import? . . . . . . . .
What does the Icon Color Theme change in Inventor? . .
Can I change my icon color theme later if I change my
mind? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What are Typical and Custom Installation Types? . . . . .
Can I change the Installation path? . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where is the Configure button? . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What are the Installation path length limitations? . . . .
Product manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Repair/Reinstall/Uninstall: Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Add/Remove Features: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) .
Tools and Utilities: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) . . .
What is the difference between a stand-alone license and a
network license? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Migration - Product settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service Packs: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) . . . . . . .
InfoCenter: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) . . . . . . . .
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Autodesk Installer Help
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Installation Overview
The Autodesk Inventor Installation guide provides instructions about how to
prepare, and then install Autodesk Inventor 2011. If you have never installed
the product before, you should familiarize yourself with the entire installation
process and options before beginning.
If you have a previous release installed, you should review the Migration Product settings on page 51 section, so you can take full advantage of your
custom settings.
For in-depth information on deployment and licensing, refer to the Network
and Licensing guides:
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Network Administrator's Guide
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Licensing Guide
NOTE To access the files in PDF format on the Documentation page, click on the
Documentation link on the Install Wizard
Preparing for Installation
To prepare for installation, you should review the system requirements,
understand administrative permission requirements, locate your Autodesk
Inventor serial number and product key, and close all running applications.
Complete these tasks, and you are ready to begin installing Autodesk Inventor.
1
Administrative Permission Requirements
To install Autodesk Inventor, you must have administrator permissions. You
do not need to have domain administrative permissions. See your system
administrator for information about administrative permissions.
You do not need administrator permissions to run Autodesk Inventor. You
can run the program as a limited user.
Recommended System Requirements
Before you begin installing, check to see that your system meets the
recommended hardware and software requirements. Also, ensure that you
have the system settings required to install and run Autodesk Inventor 2011.
Whether your Windows operating system is the 32-bit or the 64-bit version,
the version is automatically detected during installation. The appropriate
version of Autodesk Inventor is installed. A 64-bit version of Autodesk Inventor
cannot be installed on a 32-bit system and vice-versa.
For Windows Users: See the following table for hardware and software
requirements.
Recommended
For part and assembly design (less
than 1,000 parts)
For large assembly design (more than
1,000 parts)
Microsoft Windows®
Operating Systems
Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit); Home
Premium, Professional, Ultimate/Enterprise
Windows® Vista™ (SP2) (32-bit or 64bit): Home Basic, Home Premium,
Business, Enterprise, Ultimate
Windows® XP: Professional (SP3)
XP Professional x64 Edition (SP2)
Windows® 7 64-bit
Windows® Vista™ 64-bit (SP2)
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition
(SP2)
Processor
Intel® Pentium® 4 - 2 GHz or faster,
Intel® Xeon™ , Intel® Core™, AMD®
Athlon™ 64, AMD® Opteron™ or later
AMD64 or Intel® 64 processor
RAM
2 or more GB
6 or more GB
Graphics Card
Microsoft Direct3D 10, Direct3D 9
capable
CAD workstation-capable
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Other Requirements:
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16 GB free disk space to accommodate the installation files and temporary
files created during the installation.
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DVD-ROM drive
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Microsoft Mouse compliant pointing device
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1280 x 1024 or higher screen resolution
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Internet connection for Web downloads and Subscription Aware access
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Adobe Flash Player 10. Note: The multimedia learning components of the
Inventor Help system, such as the Ribbon Introduction, Command Locator,
and Show Me animations require Adobe Flash Player 10 be installed. If it
is not already installed, you can download it from
http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
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Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x through 8
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Microsoft Excel 2003 through 2007 for iComponents, thread customization,
and spreadsheet-driven designs
Notes:
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Autodesk Inventor 2011 and AutoCAD Mechanical 2011 applications are
each provided both as 32-bit applications and as 64-bit applications for
installation and use on the corresponding operating system only. Autodesk
Vault Explorer 2011 is a 32-bit application for installation and use on either
a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.
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Autodesk Inventor 2011/AutoCAD Mechanical design applications and
Autodesk Vault must all be the same language on a given computer. English
versions of these applications run on any language operating system. Other
language versions of these applications run on operating systems of that
same language.
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Autodesk Inventor 2011 has been optimized to take advantage of the SSE2
extended instruction sets supported on Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64 and
AMD Opteron processors. Autodesk Inventor will not install on computers
that do not support SSE2. Several utilities are available on the internet that
report CPUID including supported instructions sets.
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Autodesk recommends settings which allow Microsoft Windows to manage
virtual memory, as needed. There should always be at least twice as much
free hard disk space as system memory (RAM).
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Please refer to the Autodesk published graphics card information at:
Autodesk Inventor Hardware Web Site
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Autodesk Inventor 2011 is available only on DVD media (or electronic
download in some situations). CD media is no longer available. DVD-ROM
drive is not required if installing using electronic download.,
NOTE The preceding requirements are recommended for effective use of Autodesk
Inventor 2011 software. For further details, please refer to the Readme document
installed with Autodesk Inventor 2011.
For Macintosh Users: See the following table for hardware and software
requirements.
Boot Camp
You can install Autodesk® Inventor® Professional software on a Mac® computer
on a Windows partition. The system must use Boot Camp® to manage a dual
OS configuration and meet the minimum system requirements:
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Apple OS X 10.5x
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Boot Camp V 2.0 or highter
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Intel-based Mac (64-bit Windows Vista requires an Intel Core® 2 duo or
Xeon® processor)
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Minimum 3 GB RAM (Recommend 4 GB for 32-bit Windows OS, 8 GB or
more for 64-bit Windows OS)
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Minimum 20 GB disk space for Apple OS partition, minimum 20 GB for
Windows OS partition
Mac Virtualization on Parallels Desktop
Autodesk Inventor Professional can be used on the Mac via Parallels Desktop
for Mac without having to boot directly into the Windows OS so it is easy to
switch between platforms. The system must meet the following requirements:
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Mac os X 10.5x
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Parallels Desktop 4.0 (4.0.3844 or highter) or Desktop 5.0
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Intel based Mac (64-bit Windows Vista requires an Intel Core 2 duo or
Xeon processor)
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Minimum 4 GB RAM (6 GB system memory for 32-bit Windows OS, 8 GB
or more for 64-bit Windows OS recommended)
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Minimum 40 GB available disk space (100 GB recommended)
For more details, please read the Inventor for Mac FAQ Inventor for Mac FAQ.
To find out if a service pack is available, visit the Autodesk Product Support page
Locating Your Serial Number and Product Key
When you install Autodesk Inventor, you are prompted for your serial number
and product key in the Product and User Information page. The serial number
and product key are located on the outside of the product packaging, or in
the email you received if you downloaded your product.
The serial number must contain a three-digit prefix followed by an eight-digit
number. The product key consists of five digits.
The information you enter is permanently retained with the product. Because
you can't change this information later without uninstalling, take care when
entering the information. To review this product information later, on the
InfoCenter toolbar, click the drop-down arrow next to the Help button (the
question mark). Then click About.
NOTE If you have lost your serial number or product key, contact the Autodesk
Business Center (ABC) at 800-538-6401 for assistance.
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Minimize the Chances of Installation Failure
The Autodesk Inventor installation process may stop if some applications such
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as Microsoft Outlook or virus-checking programs are running. Close all
running applications to avoid possible installation problems and data loss.
Choosing a Language
NOTE The Add Language Pack option is a subscription benefit and is only available
to subscription customers on the subscription center website.
You can select a different language for installation instructions, and a language
for individual product installations in the same install process.
When you begin an installation or deployment process, the installer detects
your operating system’s language. If you need to provide to users in one or
more languages different than your own, you can download language packs
from the subscription center website so that you can install/deploy the product
in the languages you need to support.
NOTE Language packs can only be included in an administrative image during
the creation of the deployment and not during modification.
To select a language for an individual product, utility installation, or a
deployment, click the language drop-down on the Select the Products to Install
page, and then select a language.
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Go to the subscription center website and download the language you
need.
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In the Select the Products to Install page, click the language drop-down
arrow and select Add Language Pack.
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In the Language Pack dialog box, click the browse button and select the
language pack downloaded from the subscription center.
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NOTE You can change the language for the instructions from the language
drop-down list on the initial page of the installation wizard.
The following rules apply to language selection:
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Only one language can be chosen per installation session. Meaning, you
cannot chose English for one product, then select German for another
product during the same installation.
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Only one language can be chosen during deployment creation. One
administrative image can contain deployments for different languages,
but each deployment must be targeted for one language.
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If you are editing an existing deployment, or creating a new deployment
using an existing deployment as a template, the language selection
drop-down is disabled. The drop-down will only display the existing
deployment’s language.
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When a selected language is not supported, a default language will be
chosen.
Autodesk Material Library
The Autodesk Material library is a shared library between Autodesk 2011
products such as Inventor, AutoCAD, Revit and 3ds Max. These components
may already be installed if one of these applications is already installed on
your computer. If you uninstall or remove a library, the library will not no
longer be available in any of the products.
There are 2 different parts to the Autodesk Material Library which are installed
with Autodesk Inventor:
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Autodesk Material Library 2011: This is the library containing the material
appearances used for Realistic Appearance in color styles. This component
is installed by default and required for Autodesk Inventor to have full visual
style and color style functionality. It is recommended you do not uninstall
this component unless you are also uninstalling all Autodesk products that
require this library.
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Autodesk Material Library 2011 Base Image Library: This contains low
resolutions (approximately 512 x 512) for use with Autodesk Materials.
This is installed by default.
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(AutoCAD Mechanical only) Autodesk Material Library 2011 Medium Image
Library: This contains medium resolution (approximately 1024x1024)
images for rendering materials in medium detail. This is for close-ups and
for rendering objects at a large scale. This Library is an option available
from the Select Products to Install page on the Installation Wizard.
NOTE The Autodesk Medium Library is not available in Autodesk Inventor. In
the Select Products to Install dialog box, you have the option to install the
medium resolution libraries for AutoCAD Mechanical.
The default install location for the Autodesk Material Libraries is a common
files folder and cannot be changed.
If you uninstall or delete an Autodesk Material Library you must perform the
following to reinstall and regain visual style and color style functionality:
➤
From the installer media, browse to and run: \MaterialLibrary \CM\
ProteinMaterials.msi
If you uninstall or delete the Autodesk Material Library 2011 Base Image Library
you must perform the following to reinstall:
➤
From the installer media, browse to and run: \MaterialLibrary\CMIL\
BaseImageLibrary.msi
(AutoCAD Mechanical only) If you uninstall or delete the Autodesk Material
Library 2011 Medium Image Library, you can reinstall directly from the
installation media:
1 In the installation media, select Install.
2 In the Products to Install page, select Autodesk Material Library Medium
Image Library.
3 Click the install button to install the libraries.
Image libraries size:
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Autodesk Material Library 2011 - Approximately 176 MB
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Autodesk Material Library 2011 Base Image Library - Approximately 255
MB
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(AutoCAD Mechanical only) Autodesk Material Library 2011 Medium
Image Library - Approximately 600 + MB
Migrating your custom settings
You can migrate your custom settings and files from previous releases of
Autodesk Inventor (Autodesk Inventor 2000 through Autodesk Inventor 2011). It
is recommended that you migrate custom settings from a previous release
right away. This prevents you from overwriting files or having to keep track
of any custom settings you may make in the new release. Migrating settings
overwrites any new settings.
You can import your customization files from previous versions of Autodesk
Inventor into Autodesk Inventor 2011.
If this is a stand-alone installation, you can do the following after installation
within Autodesk Inventor
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Import an xml file containing your exported xml application options
settings
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Import an xml file containing your exported customization settings
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Import an xml file containing your exported ribbon customization settings
During a deployment installation, you can also do the above during installation
through the deployment Configurations options.
Activation and License types
To register and activate Autodesk Inventor, go to the Autodesk product activation
page.
If you do not have Internet access, you will be provided information on how
to activate and register your product when you launch your Autodesk product.
Email
You can create an e-mail message with your registration information and send
it to authcodes@autodesk.com.
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License types and Registration
License types include the following:
Commercial A license for a product that was purchased commercially.
Not for Resale A license for a product that is not sold commercially.
Educational (EDU)/Institution A license designed specifically for educational
institutions.
Student Portfolio A license for students who are using an Autodesk product
as part of their curriculum.
NOTE All license types are available as a stand-alone and network license except
for the Student Portfolio license, which is available as stand-alone only.
All License Types s have the following characteristics:
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Each starts as a single-seat, trial version. During installation, customers
must choose between trial and network license. Authorization of the trial
to convert to a licensed copy is done at run time. The serial number is
entered during the licensing process.
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Each is a fully functional copy of the product.
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Customers have 30 days to register the product.
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Registration is optional. If the product is not registered, you cannot run
the product after 30 days.
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The type of registration is displayed in the installation banner and in the
product About dialog box.
The process for registering is:
1 Install the Autodesk Inventor media and follow the Installation Wizard
instructions.
2 When prompted, enter your Serial Number and Product key. These are
located on the outside of the product packaging, or in the e-mail message
you received if you downloaded your product. These determine which
Autodesk product you have purchased.
3 After installation, launch your Autodesk product.
4 Select the Activation button.
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5 If you are connected to the Internet, the Autodesk product activation
page displays.
6 When prompted, enter the product serial number. This will generate an
activation code request to Autodesk.
7 Product registration provides you a unique activation code.
8 Enter this activation code at the appropriate prompt to complete the
installation.
NOTE If you are not connected to the internet, you will be provided instructions
how to activate your product without access to the internet.
Differences between stand-alone and network licenses
Stand-alone licensed products are registered and activated to an individual
workstation. While the software can be installed on multiple systems in your
facility, the license only allows one system to be operational. You can use the
Portable License Utility if a license was transferred to another system. To run
more systems, purchase more stand-alone licensed products, or consider
converting to network licenses.
Network licensed products rely upon a Network License Manager to track
software licenses. The software can be installed and run on multiple systems,
up to the maximum number of licenses you purchased. The Network License
Manager "checks out" licenses until they are all in use. No further systems can
run the program until a license is "checked in". To run more systems, you can
purchase additional licenses for the Network License Manager to maintain.
Activate Autodesk Inventor on a network using the
Autodesk Network License Activation Utility
Use the Network License Activation Utility to activate Autodesk Inventor on
a network. To access the utility, the Network License Manager must be
installed. For more information on installing and using Autodesk Network
License manager, refer to the Autodesk Network Licensing Guide
documentation.
Network License Activation Utility
In the Network License Manager program group, click Network License
Activation Utility and select the applicable activation executable. Although
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all Inventor program activation executables are available, you can only activate
the executables for which you have a valid serial number.
The deployment process offers CAD Managers the option to register the product
online (or offline) after the deployment process has finished. For more
information, see the Register the Product section in the Autodesk Network
Administrator's Guide documentation.
Network License settings
The first time you specify a server path for a Network License installation, all
other products which require a server path setting inherit the initial value.
You can specify the network server for one product and have all other products
inherit that setting. Later, setting the server path for any other product only
affects the setting for that individual product.
For example, when you specify the network install path for Product A, all
other products inherit the path setting from Product A. When you switch to
Product B and change its network install path setting, the setting only applies
to Product B and does not affect any other product.
Benefits of using a network license
Network licensed products are recommended for large drafting/design facilities,
classrooms, and lab environments. The main advantage is that you can install
products on more systems than the number of licenses you have purchased.
(For example, purchasing 25 licenses but installing on 40 workstations.) At
any one time, products run on the maximum number of systems for which
you have licenses. You get a true floating license. If software must be run on
more systems, you can purchase additional licenses.
Registration and activation occurs only once and the licenses are maintained
on your Network License Server.
Installation Workflow
Installation Wizard Overview
Installing Autodesk Inventor uses an Installation Wizard to step you through
the process of installing the software on your computer. Follow the Wizard
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dialog boxes in sequence, and select or enter options as prompted. Use the
Back button to return to any dialog boxes that you must edit. Depending on
your version of Autodesk Inventor, you may be asked to authorize the product.
Versions that require authorization may be operated for 30 days, at which
time you must authorize the product to continue using it.
The Installation wizard contains all installation-related material in one place.
From the Installation wizard, you can access user documentation, change the
installer language, choose a language-specific product, install supplemental
tools, and add online support services.
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Review installation documentation before you install. It is recommended
that you take the time to familiarize yourself with the complete installation
process before you install products. You can access PDF versions of the
installation and licensing manuals from the product's Installation wizard
by selecting the Read this Documentation selection, the Documentation
link at the bottom, left pane of the install pages, or through the Help
system.
You can also access PDF files from the product discs by navigating to the
documentation (docs) folder. For late-breaking information, it is also
recommended that you review the product Readme.
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NOTE To view or print any files with an extension of .pdf, Adobe Reader
must be installed on your computer. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you
can download the latest version by visiting www.adobe.com.
To install Autodesk Inventor
Follow the instructions on the successive Installation Wizard dialog boxes.
If you are installing a trial version or you have entered a Product Key from a
bundled series of products, select the correct Inventor product to install. If
you are unsure what product to select, contact your Authorized Autodesk
Reseller or refer to your bundled product documentation.
If the following options are incorrect and unavailable, click the Back button
and enter a different Product Key.
IMPORTANT If you choose an Inventor product which is different from what you
have purchased, reinstall the correct product to activate it.
Modifying the Installation
The Installation Wizard asks you for information such as the drive location
for the source files and the folder where you want the program installed. The
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Wizard also prompts you to define settings such as units of measurement.
Most settings that you define during the installation can also be modified
from within Autodesk Inventor after the installation completes.
To modify the setting that enables part modifications from within drawings:
1 Close all open programs.
2 Click Start ➤ Settings ➤ Control Panel, and double-click Add/Remove
Programs
3 Highlight Autodesk Inventor 2011, and click Change/Remove.
Autodesk Inventor requires Microsoft Internet Explorer for some functions.
In addition to Autodesk Inventor, the Autodesk Inventor setup installs example
files and the Software Developer's Kit (SDK).
If you do not have IE 6.0 currently installed, you are prompted to install it
before proceeding with the Autodesk Inventor install. Update Internet Explorer
to the current version after installation for security and compatibility with
Autodesk Inventor Help files.
NOTE Do not remove Microsoft Internet Explorer. If Microsoft Internet Explorer
is removed, Autodesk Inventor does not run properly. After you install Microsoft
Internet Explorer, restart your computer before installing Autodesk Inventor.
Using the Installation Wizard
The Installation Wizard interactively guides you through the setup process.
The windows in a typical Installation Wizard workflow are shown here. The
windows you see may differ depending on the installation choices you make.
NOTE If you do not want to install the product interactively using this Wizard,
you can install Autodesk Inventor unattended using a scripted installation process.
For more information, refer to Scripting Installation.
Installation Wizard workflow:
Select the Products to Install
In the Installation wizard, choose a language for the install instructions or
accept the default language, and then click Install Products.
You can select a different language for deployment instructions, and a language
for product installations.
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Next, select the products and the language for the products you want to install,
and then click Next.
NOTE Autodesk Design Review 2011 is available for installation on this page.
Design Review must be installed if you want to view DWF or DWFx files.
Software License Agreement
Select your country from the list box. Scroll to view the license agreement in
the dialog box. Accept the license agreement to continue installing Autodesk
Inventor. If you reject the license agreement, you cannot install Autodesk
Inventor.
NOTE To print the license agreement for future reference, highlight all the license
agreement text displayed in the dialog box and copy it using Ctrl-C keys, paste it
into any text editor, and print it.
If you are required to accept additional license agreements, those pages follow
the current page.
Product and User Information
Enter the Serial number, Product key, and user information. The Product key
is used to determine which products you have purchased.
Your Product key and serial number are located on the outside of the product
packaging, or in the email you received if you purchased or upgraded your
product online.
The Part Number consists from three series of digits. The product and version
are defined by the first five digits. These five characters are parsed out by the
installation and stored as the Product Key. The first three digits identify the
product. The fourth and fifth digits identify the product version .
NOTE If you have lost your serial number or product key, contact the Autodesk
Business Center (ABC) at 800-538-6401 for assistance.
Confirm Your Product Selections
Displays messages related to the products you selected to be installed. Click
the Next button to confirm your selections, or click the Back button to change
your selections.
If you are installing a trial version or entering a Product Key from a bundled
series of products, select the correct Inventor product to install in the next
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dialog box. If you are unsure which product to select, contact your Authorized
Autodesk Reseller or refer to your bundled product documentation.
If the following options are incorrect and unavailable, click the Back button
and enter a different Product Key.
IMPORTANT If you choose an Inventor product which is different from what you
purchased, reinstall the correct product to activate it.
Begin Installation
Select a product from the list box to review the current settings for that
product. Click the Configure button to review and customize the default
settings for the product.
When you are done configuring your product selection, click Configuration
Complete, and then click Install to install the application you specified.
The next sections describe pages which appear when you clicked Configure
on the Begin Installation page.
Select the License Type
Select the type of license you have: stand-alone License or Network License.
If you choose stand-alone License, you must have a valid serial number and
product key to install the application. Network License refers to a group license
(managed by Autodesk License Manager). Contact your system administrator
if you do not know which license type to select.
NOTE If you use stand-alone License, you can choose to install Autodesk Inventor
on a 30-day trial or activate Autodesk Inventor during the installation process. If
you choose to install the application on the 30-day trial basis, you do not need
the Serial Number to proceed.
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Select Preferences
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Application Options Settings effects how you interact with the Autodesk
Inventor design and documentation environments. Specify default
Autodesk Inventor settings or AutoCAD related settings.
NOTE These settings can be changed after installation on the Application
Options General tab. These settings are not available in Maintenance Mode.
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Part Modification enables or disables part modification from within
drawings. Changes to a model dimension on a drawing to change the
corresponding part dimension.
IMPORTANT These settings cannot be changed after installation within the
product. These settings are not available in Maintenance Mode. The only way
to change these settings is by uninstalling and then reinstalling the product.
■
Measurement Units sets the default measurement units to use with the
Measure command.
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Inches (Default)
■
Millimeters
NOTE You can change the measurement units at any time in the design files.
These settings are not available in Maintenance Mode.
■
Drawing Standard sets the default drawing standard: ANSI, BSI, DIN, GB,
GOST, ISO, or JIS.
NOTE You can set the default drawing standard and create drawings of any
other standard at any time. These settings are not available in Maintenance
Mode.
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Desktop Shortcut installs product shortcuts to the desktop.
For both stand-alone and network installations, a single desktop shortcut
is added to the desktop.
This option also installs a single desktop shortcut in network installations
where multiple types of Autodesk Inventor software may be installed
(Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Inventor Routed Systems, Autodesk Inventor
Simulation, Autodesk Inventor Professional).
NOTE This setting is not available in Maintenance Mode.
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Select an Icon Color Theme
The Icon Color Theme changes the colors for the commands in the Ribbon,
Quick Access Toolbar and the Navigation Bar to one of the following color
themes:
Amber Theme
Cobalt Theme
Access the Icon Color Theme setting on the Colors tab in the Application
Options dialog box. You can change your icon color theme within Inventor
on the Colors tab in the Application Options dialog box
Select Content Center Access Options
Specify whether you will access standard content as Desktop Content or from
a Vault server.
If you are a stand-alone user, select Desktop Content. The Content Center
libraries will be installed on your local drive.
IMPORTANT If you are installing Content Center libraries on a server, select Vault
Server in the Select Access to Standard Content dialog box. Install the server and
the content center libraries from the Autodesk Vault 2011 (Server) DVD.
Select the Installation Type and Specify Install Location
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Typical installs the most common application features. This option is
recommended for most users.
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Custom installs only the application features that you select. Select the
features that you want to install.
Specify where to install Autodesk Inventor. Ensure that your computer has at
least 600 MB of free drive space plus another 600 MB in the TEMP location.
Additional products take more space. You can accept the displayed default
destination by clicking Next, or browse to a new directory.
You can set the path where Autodesk Inventor is installed. The default
installation path is C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2011.
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NOTE Do not rename the product folder, as Autodesk Inventor requires it for
proper operation.
Installation path length limitation
During the installation, it can be difficult to determine the number of visible
characters in the destination file paths. Therefore, if you encounter an
installation path length error, first attempt the following:
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Exit the Installation Wizard.
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Relocate the install source files to a folder with a shorter path.
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Rerun the Inventor setup.exe program.
If you continue to encounter the path length error, attempt the following:
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Return to the Begin Installation page of the Installation Wizard.
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Click Configure.
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In the Select the Installation Type window, shorten the Product install
path.
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Click Configuration Complete and continue through the Installation
Wizard.
If you still encounter the path length error, contact Autodesk support for
assistance.
Example - acceptable installation path
Source File Path (84 visible characters)
\Inventor\Install source path\
Destination File (89 visible characters)
\Program Files\Inventor\I want to put Inventor here\Inventor.exe
Example - unacceptable installation path
Source File Path (127 visible characters)
\Inventor\Install source path\want to install from this path although the path length may be
too long\we will find out shortly\
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Destination File (138 visible characters)
\Program Files\Inventor\I want to put Inventor here as long as the file path does not exceed
the operating system limitations\Inventor.exe
Important Installation Path Information
You can set the path where Autodesk Inventor is installed. The default
installation path is C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2011.
NOTE Do not rename the product folder, as Autodesk Inventor requires it for
proper operation.
Installation path length limitation
During the installation, it can be difficult to determine the number of visible
characters in the destination file paths. Therefore, if you encounter an
installation path length error, first attempt the following:
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Exit the Installation Wizard.
■
Relocate the install source files to a folder with a shorter path.
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Rerun the Inventor setup.exe program.
If you continue to encounter the path length error, attempt the following:
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Return to the Review-Configure-Install page of the Installation Wizard.
■
Click Configure.
■
In the Select the Installation Type window, shorten the Product install
path.
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Click Configuration Complete and continue through the Installation
Wizard.
If you still encounter the path length error, contact Autodesk support for
assistance.
Example - acceptable installation path
Source File Path (84 visible characters)
\Inventor\Install source path\
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Destination File (89 visible characters)
\Program Files\Inventor\I want to put Inventor here\Inventor.exe
Example - unacceptable installation path
Source File Path (127 visible characters)
\Inventor\Install source path\want to install from this path although the path length may be
too long\we will find out shortly\
Destination File (138 visible characters)
\Program Files\Inventor\I want to put Inventor here as long as the file path does not exceed
the operating system limitations\Inventor.exe
Include Service Pack
Specify whether to install Service Pack 1 on your local machine.
NOTE The installer automatically checks autodesk.com for Service Pack 1. If Service
Pack 1 is available, a link is displayed.
NOTE The next sections pertain to additional applications which can be installed
along with Autodesk Inventor.
AutoCAD Mechanical
For more information about AutoCAD Mechanical, refer to the AutoCAD
Mechanical online Help.
Autodesk Vault
Click for more information about Autodesk Vault, refer to the Autodesk Vault
2011 Implementation Guide located on the Documentation page on the Vault
Server media.
When you are done configuring your product selection, click the Configuration
Complete button.
Click the Install button to install the applications you specified.
Install Progress
The applications you specified are now being installed.
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Installation Complete
This summary page, with links to Readme files, is displayed after your
applications are installed. Suggested Readme files are checked by default. You
have the option to remove the check from these options. Depending on your
operating system, you either start the product immediately or perform a reboot
before continuing.
Quick Reference
Preferences
IMPORTANT Default Preferences cannot be modifed after installation. To modify
these preferences, you must uninstall and then reinstall Autodesk Inventor through
Add/Remove Programs.
■
Application Options Settings effects how you interact with the Autodesk
Inventor design and documentation environments. Specify default
Autodesk Inventor settings or AutoCAD related settings.
NOTE These settings can be changed after installation on the Application
Options General tab. These settings are not available in Maintenance Mode.
■
Part Modification enables or disables part modification from within
drawings. Changes to a model dimension on a drawing to change the
corresponding part dimension.
IMPORTANT These settings cannot be changed after installation within the
product. These settings are not available in Maintenance Mode. The only way
to change these settings is by uninstalling and then reinstalling the product.
■
Measurement Units sets the default measurement units to use with the
Measure command.
■
Inches (Default)
■
Millimeters
NOTE You can change the measurement units at any time in the design files.
These settings are not available in Maintenance Mode.
■
Drawing Standard sets the default drawing standard: ANSI, BSI, DIN, GB,
GOST, ISO, or JIS.
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NOTE You can set the default drawing standard and create drawings of any
other standard at any time. These settings are not available in Maintenance
Mode.
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Desktop Shortcut installs product shortcuts to the desktop.
For both stand-alone and network installations, a single desktop shortcut
is added to the desktop.
This option also installs a single desktop shortcut in network installations
where multiple types of Autodesk Inventor software may be installed
(Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Inventor Routed Systems, Autodesk Inventor
Simulation, Autodesk Inventor Professional).
NOTE This setting is not available in Maintenance Mode.
Autodesk Content Center
Content Center
Content Center is comprised of default libraries containing thousands of
standard screws, bolts, nuts, washers, pins, and more, that can be inserted in
assemblies.
NOTE Desktop Content are Content Center libraries used in a stand-alone work
environment and are available on this media. Desktop Content cannot be installed
on a server and shared across a network. If you work in a shared environment,
select Vault Server in the Select Access to Standard Content dialog box. Install the
server and the content center libraries from the Autodesk Vault 2011 (Server)
media.
If you are a stand-alone user, select Inventor Desktop Content on the Select
Access to Standard Content dialog box. This option installs the Content Center
libraries on your local drive.
In Select Content Center libraries for Inventor Desktop Content dialog box,
libraries are preselected based on the based on the Autodesk product selected
in the Confirm Inventor product to install dialog box.
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The following is the list of content which can be installed with the Autodesk
Inventor products.
ANSI Standard Content
ANSI Fasteners, Shaft parts, Steel shapes, more
DIN Standard Content
DIN Fasteners, Shaft parts, Steel shapes, more
GOST Standard Content
GOST Fasteners, Shaft parts, Steel shapes, more
ISO Standard Content
ISO Fasteners, Shaft parts, Steel shapes, more
JIS & GB Standard Content
Standard parts for JIS and GB - Fasteners, Shaft parts, Steel
shapes, more
Feature Generators Standard Content
General features in metric and imperial units
Other Standard Content
Standard parts for AFNOR, AS, BSI, CNS, CSN, GOST, IS, KS,
PN, SFS, SS, STN, and UNI
Parker Standard Content
Standard content supplied by Parker Hannifin for tube and pipe
fittings (Autodesk Inventor Professional and Autodesk Inventor
Routed Systems only)
Routed Systems Standard Content
Standard content for Cable & Harness and Tube & Pipe parts
(Autodesk Inventor Professional and Autodesk Inventor Routed
Systems only)
Sheet Metal Standard Content
Standard content for Sheet Metal parts
Mold Metric Standard Content
Standard content for Mold Metric parts
Mold Imperial Standard Content
Standard content for Mold Imperial parts
NOTE To specify an install location for the Desktop Content libraries, click the
Browse button.
See also:
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Installing Autodesk Inventor Content Center on page 25
■
Reconfiguring the installation on page 26
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Installing Autodesk Inventor Content Center
Desktop Content (which are Content Center libraries for a single computer)
is installed with Autodesk Inventor. Before installing the Content Center
libraries, determine the installation scenario best suited for your company.
Consider whether installing Content Center libraries on a shared Vault server
is a solution to the needs your company. Content Center libraries installed
on a shared Vault Server can be shared with users running Autodesk Inventor
2011 on their local computer. This practice is especially useful if you work on
projects requiring you to create custom libraries. It minimizes space
requirements on the local computer.
Alternately, if you are a stand-alone user, you can install Autodesk Inventor
2011, the Content Center libraries (Desktop Content) to your local computer.
Installing
The Installation type options you specify during installation, determines how
the Content Center libraries are installed and configured on a local computer
or remote server.
If you are a stand-alone user, select Inventor Desktop Content on the Select
Access to Standard Content dialog box. This option installs the Content Center
libraries on your local drive.
In Select Content Center libraries for Inventor Desktop Content dialog box,
libraries are preselected based on the based on the Autodesk product selected
in the Confirm Inventor product to install dialog box.
The following is the list of content which can be installed with the Autodesk
Inventor products.
NOTE To specify an install location for the Desktop Content libraries, click the
Browse button.
If you are working in a shared workgroup environment, select the Autodesk
Vault Server option on the Select Content Center Access Options dialog box.
Use this option to install the Vault server and the Content Center libraries on
a central server. Install the Vault server and Content Center libraries from the
Autodesk Vault 2011 (Server) media.
See also:
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Content Center on page 23
■
Reconfiguring the installation on page 26
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Reconfiguring the installation
To add a default library after installation, use the Autodesk Inventor Installation
Wizard:
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In the Select the products to install dialog box, select the check box next
to Content Center libraries.
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In the Select Content Center libraries dialog box, select the check box next
to the library you want to install
Network Administration Key Highlights
For in-depth information on deployment and licensing, refer to the Network
and Licensing guides:
■
Network Administrator's Guide
■
Licensing Guide
NOTE To access the files in PDF format on the Documentation page, click on the
Documentation link on the Install Wizard
Scripting Installation
You can install Autodesk Inventor from a server on many client computers
using script files, where you specify the installation options and run the
installation in an unattended mode.
Recommended Script Format:
UNC\Setup.exe /t /q /c INVENTOR: PROPERTY=VALUE
Explanation of /t /q /c:
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/t: install from command line
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/q: quite mode, complete silent – no UI at all
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/c: Pass command line to an installer
Where UNC is the path for Autodesk Inventor installation program, PROPERTY
is an Autodesk Inventor administrative installation property, and VALUE is
one of its corresponding values.
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This format installs required Autodesk Inventor support software.
For Autodesk Inventor, it includes on an as needed basis:
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.NET framework version 3.5 sp1
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An updated windows installer
Sample .bat file (drag the Autodesk Inventor Setup.exe onto this file):
%1 SERIALPREFIX=340 SERIALSUFFIX=00000000 ADSK_SILENT_LICENSE=YES /pr
Property
Value
ALLOWDRAWINGEDIT
1 (enable) or 0 (disable)
CONTENTLIBRARYEDIT
1 (enable) or 0 (disable)
DRAWINGSTANDARD
ANSI, ISO, GOST, DIN, JIS, GB, or BSI
INSTALLLEVEL
3 (Minimum) or 5 (Complete) - Minimum is the default
INSTALLDIR
"C:\Program Files [(x86)]\Autodesk" You can change the value
to be any valid destination on your system
ACADSERIALPREFIX
000
ACADSERIALNUMBER
00000000
ACADFIRSTNAME
First name
ACADLASTNAME
Last name
ACADORGANIZATION
Organization name
LICENSETYPE
stand-alone or NETWORK (case sensitive)
UNITS
INCH or MM (case sensitive)
ADSK_DESKTOPSHORTCUT
1 (enable) or 0 (disable)
ICONCOLORTHEME
1 (Amber color theme) or 0 (Cobalt color theme)
INSTALLVAULTSERVERCC
1 (Autodesk Vault Server) or 0 (Inventor Desktop Content)
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Example Script:
C:\Autodesk\Setup.exe /t /q /c INVENTOR: INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\Autodesk\"
ACADSERIALPREFIX=400 ACADSERIALNUMBER=00000000 ACADFIRSTNAME=autodesk
ACADLASTNAME=inc ACADORGANIZATION="autodesk Inc." InstallLevel=5
For in-depth information on deployment and licensing, refer to the Network
and Licensing guides:
■
Network Administrator's Guide
■
Licensing Guide
NOTE To access the files in PDF format on the Documentation page, click on the
Documentation link on the Install Wizard
Configure Application and Custom Options
During a deployment installation, you can:
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Specify whether to configure the Autodesk Inventor with default Inventor
setting or with AutoCAD related settings
■
Import an xml file containing your exported xml applicaiton options
settings
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Import an xml file containing your exported customization settings
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Import an xml file containing your exported ribbon customization settings
Application Option Settings
What are the differences between the default Inventor Application Options
Settings and the AutoCAD related settings?
Option 1: I would like to use the default Inventor settings.
The default Application Options settings are installed.
Option 2: I would like to use settings closely related to AutoCAD.
This option provides a similar feel to the AutoCAD product. In addition, the
Help home page is configured to provide you with quick access to the Help
topics that get you started using Autodesk Inventor. There is an entire module
dedicated to assist you during the transition and reduce your leaning curve.
How do I create custom Application Options settings?
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You can manage your Application Options settings, by storing and applying
settings as a named file. Application Options settings can be exported to an
XML file, making them portable across computers and easily migrated to the
next Autodesk Inventor release. Additionally, CAD Managers can use them
to deploy a consistent set of user preferences for all users or specific groups.
In Autodesk Inventor, in the Application Options dialog box, change any of
the default settings to meet you and your company needs. When you finish
configuring Application Options, click the Export button to save your
customized settings in an .xml file.
What is the difference between application options, customization, and ribbon
customization settings?
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Application Options settings allow you to set behavioral options for
Autodesk Inventor operations. The settings in the Application Options
dialog box control the look and feel of Autodesk Inventor. Autodesk
Inventor is delivered with two default Application Options settings: Default
Autodesk Inventor settings and AutoCAD related settings.
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Customization settings allow you to customize your work environment
including customizing keyboard shortcuts or modify the default shortcuts.
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Ribbon customization settings allow you to create custom user-defined
panels for each of the ribbon tabs. User-defined tabs display in the User
Commands panel. The User Commands panel is created when you first
create a custom panel.
NOTE Only available through the Deployment Wizard from the installer.
Customization Settings
You can customize your work environment and then save your customized
settings to an xml file.
What are the differences between the Customization Settings?
Option 1: I would like to use the default Inventor settings.
The default configuration of the Autodesk Inventor user interface is installed.
Option 2: I would like to import custom settings.
Imports customized work environment settings from an xml file created in
the Customize dialog box. The Customize dialog box is accessed from the
Tools tab and selecting Customize from the Options panel.
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NOTE Only available through the Deployment Wizard from the installer.
Ribbon Customization Settings
What do the Ribbon Customization Settings affect?
These options control the display of the Ribbon in Autodesk Inventor.
NOTE The Autodesk Inventor user interface provides access to commands on a
ribbon in place of the menu and panel bars.
What are the differences between the Ribbon Customization Settings?
Option 1: I would like to use the default Inventor settings.
The default configuration of the ribbon user interface is installed.
Option 2: I would like to import custom settings.
Imports customized ribbon settings from an xml file created in the Customize
User Commands dialog box. Access the Customize User Commands dialog
box by right-clicking on a command in the ribbon and selecting Customize
User Commands from the context menu.
NOTE Only available through the Deployment Wizard from the installer.
Additional files
On the Install Additional Files page, when you click Browse, you can specify
additional files to include with a deployment. By default, these files are
installed in the installation directory of the program on client workstations
when the deployment is run. You can install files to multiple directories if
desired.
You can perform the following operations:
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Specify additional files to include with your deployment.
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Install different types of files to different workstation directories.
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Add subfolders under the installation folder.
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Add files to the same location as program files (for example, add sample
drawings for a project).
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Add files to the root of the installation directory.
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NOTE We recommend that you install these files to a location within the directory
structure of the program. You cannot install files with the same file name as an
installed program file.
To install additional files
1 While creating a deployment, on the Install Additional Files page, set the
location where the file is installed.
2 Do any of the following:
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Click Browse to open the Add Files dialog box, where you can select
files to add to the installation directory.
■
Click Add Folder to create a folder in the installation directory.
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Click Add Drive to create a drive name in the installation directory.
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Click Remove to delete a file, folder, or drive from the installation
directory.
3 Click Next.
License timeout, license borrowing, and network
connectivity
You can set up an options file to subject your network licenses to a specified
timeout period. Do not confuse the license timeout feature functionality with
the network connectivity requirement (heartbeat).
License timeout functionality
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In the options file, you can set a timeout period for your network licenses.
If set, the timeout period is a minimum of 15 minutes, but can be longer.
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If Autodesk Inventor or add-in activity is not detected on the client
computer during the timeout period, the license is sent to the network
license server so that it is available for other users.
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If the license is sent to the server, the client attempts to obtain a license
from the server when use of Autodesk Inventor resumes.
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If a license is not obtained 30 minutes after the use of Inventor resumes,
a message warns that 90 minutes remain before Inventor shuts down.
The client continues to search for an available license and notifies if
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one is obtained. If a license is not obtained, additional warning messages
appear on the client to specify how much time remains before Inventor
shuts down.
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If a license is not obtained by the end of the 90-minute period, Inventor
shuts down. Work can be saved, but other features are unavailable
before Inventor closes.
Network connectivity requirement (heartbeat)
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The client computer must be connected to the network so that the license
server can monitor the state of the license.
■
To obtain a license, the client must be connected to the network before
Inventor starts.
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If the client becomes disconnected from the network while in possession
of a license, the server revokes the license.
■
If the network connection is not re-established after a 30-minute
interval, a message warns that 90 minutes remain before Inventor shuts
down. Unless the client is reconnected to the network, additional
warning messages appear on the client to specify how much time
remains before Inventor shuts down.
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If a network connection is not re-established by the end of the
90-minute period, Inventor shuts down. Work can be saved, but other
features are unavailable before Inventor exits.
The options file can also be used to set up license borrowing.
License borrowing
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You can set up license borrowing for your network licenses.
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Clients can borrow licenses to work with Inventor while disconnected
from the network licensing server.
■
In the options file, you define the number of licenses available for
borrowing, as well as the maximum borrow period. You can also define
which users are eligible to borrow licenses.
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The user borrows a license by selecting Help ➤ About Autodesk
Inventor ➤ Product Information ➤ Borrow License.
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When the borrow period expires, the borrowed license is automatically
disabled. The user can also elect to return a borrowed license before it
expires.
For in-depth information on deployment and licensing, refer to the Network
and Licensing guides:
■
Network Administrator's Guide
■
Licensing Guide
Log files
The Network log file keeps a record of all workstations that run the
deployment. The log lists the user name, workstation name, and the status of
the installation. Refer to this file for status information and details about
problems that users encounter during installation.
The Client log file contains detailed installation information for each
workstation. This information is useful in diagnosing installation problems.
The client log is located in the \Temp directory of each client workstation
For in-depth information on deployment and licensing, refer to the Network
and Licensing guides:
■
Network Administrator's Guide
■
Licensing Guide
GPO Deployment
You can assign a deployment to computers using Group Policy Objects (GPO).
Refer to the Network Administrator’s Guide for more information.
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NOTE In the GPO section of the guide, under “To assign a deployment to a
computer,” the following changes are needed to make the instructions applicable
to Inventor installations:
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Replace acad.msi with Inventor.msi.
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Before installation, ensure that MSI, .Netframework, VBA6, DirectX, MDAC,
VCREDIST, WMF, WSE30, DWGTrueView, and OEMViewer are installed
on the client machine. This software is found in the support folder on the
source media, except MSI is in the root folder.
For in-depth information on deployment and licensing, refer to the Network
and Licensing guides:
■
Network Administrator's Guide
■
Licensing Guide
If you have additional questions, contact your reseller or Autodesk support.
Viewers supplied with Autodesk Inventor
Four viewers are supplied with Autodesk Inventor:
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Autodesk Design Review (ADR)
Optional. Used to view, print, measure, mark up, and revise 2D and 3D
designs without the original design creation software.
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DWG TrueView
Installed with Autodesk Inventor. This viewer is used to view AutoCAD
DWG and Inventor DWG files.
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Autodesk Inventor View
Used to view native Inventor documents (IAM, IPT, IPN, and IDW), but
does not support DWF or DWG viewing. There are two versions of Autodesk
Inventor View:
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The version that is installed with Autodesk Inventor.
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A stand-alone version that can be downloaded from the Autodesk Web
site. This version, which is also installed by default with Autodesk
ProductStream, is not compatible with Autodesk Inventor. It cannot
be used on a computer that already has Autodesk Inventor installed.
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NOTE For more information, refer to the online help for these products.
Change or Modify the installation
To change or modify the existing installation, run the setup after installing
Autodesk Inventor on your system or use Add/Remove Programs to
Change/Remove the install options.
Add or Remove Features
This option displays the Add/Remove Features dialog box, where you can
reconfigure the installation by adding or removing any of the optional
components.
Repair or Reinstall
This option either repairs or reinstalls Autodesk Inventor:
■
Repair - Autodesk Inventor is restored to its default state; all files modified
from the default state are reverted.
■
Reinstall - Autodesk Inventor is reinstalled; all files are updated.
Uninstall
This option uninstalls Autodesk Inventor from your system.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register my Autodesk product?
To register and activate Autodesk Inventor, go to the Autodesk product activation
page.
If you do not have Internet access, you will be provided information on how
to activate and register your product when you launch your Autodesk product.
Email
You can create an e-mail message with your registration information and send
it to authcodes@autodesk.com.
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What kind of stand-alone license types are available?
There are several versions of licenses. Among them are the full commercial
product, the education-market ready (EMR) product for students, the
educational-instructional product (EDU), and the not-for-resale (NFR) product.
All versions have the following characteristics:
■
Each version starts as a single-seat, trial version. During installation,
customers must choose between trial and network license. Authorization
of the trial to convert to a licensed copy is done at run time. The serial
number is entered during the licensing process.
■
Each version is a fully functional copy of the product.
■
Customers have 30 days to register the product.
■
Registration is optional. If the product is not registered, you cannot run
the product after 30 days.
■
The type of registration is displayed in the installation banner and in the
product About dialog box.
The process for registering is:
1 Install the Autodesk Inventor media and follow the Installation Wizard
instructions.
2 When prompted, enter the product serial number. It generates an
activation code request to Autodesk.
3 Go to the Autodesk product registration page and submit the request code.
If server does not connect right away, keep trying. Internet traffic can be
heavy during peak business hours.
4 Product registration provides you a unique activation code.
5 Enter this activation code at the appropriate prompt to complete the
installation.
What are the benefits of using a network license?
Network licensed products are recommended for large drafting/design facilities,
classrooms, and lab environments. The main advantage is that you can install
products on more systems than the number of licenses you have purchased.
(For example, purchasing 25 licenses but installing on 40 workstations.) At
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any one time, products run on the maximum number of systems for which
you have licenses. You get a true floating license. If software must be run on
more systems, you can purchase additional licenses.
Registration and activation occurs only once and the licenses are maintained
on your Network License Server.
For in-depth information on deployment and licensing, refer to the Network
and Licensing guides:
■
Network Administrator's Guide
■
Licensing Guide
What happens when I specify a server path for a Network
License installation?
The first time you specify a server path for a Network License installation, all
other products which require a server path setting inherit the initial value.
You can specify the network server for one product and have all other products
inherit that setting. Later, setting the server path for any other product only
affects the setting for that individual product.
For example, when you specify the network install path for Product A, all
other products inherit the path setting from Product A. When you switch to
Product B and change its network install path setting, the setting only applies
to Product B and does not affect any other product.
Where is my Product Key and Serial Number?
Your Product key and serial number are located on the outside of the product
packaging, or in the e-mail message you received if you downloaded your
product.
NOTE If you have lost your serial number or product key, contact the Autodesk
Business Center (ABC) at 800-538-6401 for assistance.
What language options do I have?
You can select a different language for deployment instructions, and a language
for product installations.
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When you begin an installation or deployment process, the installer detects
your operating system’s language. If a supported language is detected, your
install or deployment pages are displayed in that language. You can change
the language for the instructions from the language drop-down list on the
initial page of the installation wizard.
NOTE Language packs can only be included in an administrative image during
the creation of the deployment and not during modification.
You can also select a language for an individual product by clicking the Select
Language for Individual Products checkbox on the Select the Products to Install
page, and then selecting a language from the drop-down list.
The following rules apply to language selection:
■
Only one language can be chosen per installation session. Meaning, you
cannot chose English for one product, then select German for another
product during the same installation.
■
Only one language can be chosen during deployment creation. One
administrative image can contain deployments for different languages,
but each deployment must be targeted for one language.
■
If you are editing an existing deployment, or creating a new deployment
using an existing deployment as a template, the language selection
drop-down is disabled. The drop-down will only display the existing
deployment’s language.
■
When a selected language is not supported, a default language will be
chosen.
What is the Autodesk Material Library?
The Autodesk Material library is a shared library between Autodesk 2011
products such as Inventor, AutoCAD, Revit and 3ds Max. These components
may already be installed if one of these applications is already installed on
your computer. If you uninstall or remove a library, the library will not no
longer be available in any of the products.
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There are 2 different parts to the Autodesk Material Library which are installed
with Autodesk Inventor:
■
Autodesk Material Library 2011: This is the library containing the material
appearances used for Realistic Appearance in color styles. This component
is installed by default and required for Autodesk Inventor to have full visual
style and color style functionality. It is recommended you do not uninstall
this component unless you are also uninstalling all Autodesk products that
require this library.
■
Autodesk Material Library 2011 Base Image Library: This contains low
resolutions (approximately 512 x 512) for use with Autodesk Materials.
This is installed by default.
■
(AutoCAD Mechanical only) Autodesk Material Library 2011 Medium Image
Library: This contains medium resolution (approximately 1024x1024)
images for rendering materials in medium detail. This is for close-ups and
for rendering objects at a large scale. This Library is an option available
from the Select Products to Install page on the Installation Wizard.
NOTE The Autodesk Medium Library is not available in Autodesk Inventor. In
the Select Products to Install dialog box, you have the option to install the
medium resolution libraries for AutoCAD Mechanical.
The default install location for the Autodesk Material Libraries is a common
files folder and cannot be changed.
If you uninstall or delete an Autodesk Material Library you must perform the
following to reinstall and regain visual style and color style functionality:
➤
From the installer media, browse to and run: \MaterialLibrary \CM\
ProteinMaterials.msi
If you uninstall or delete the Autodesk Material Library 2011 Base Image Library
you must perform the following to reinstall:
➤
From the installer media, browse to and run: \MaterialLibrary\CMIL\
BaseImageLibrary.msi
(AutoCAD Mechanical only) If you uninstall or delete the Autodesk Material
Library 2011 Medium Image Library, you can reinstall directly from the
installation media:
1 In the installation media, select Install.
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2 In the Products to Install page, select Autodesk Material Library Medium
Image Library.
3 Click the install button to install the libraries.
Image libraries size:
■
Autodesk Material Library 2011 - Approximately 176 MB
■
Autodesk Material Library 2011 Base Image Library - Approximately 255
MB
■
(AutoCAD Mechanical only) Autodesk Material Library 2011 Medium
Image Library - Approximately 600 + MB
Can I include Desktop Content libraries in my
deployment?
Desktop Content libraries cannot be included in a deployment. The format
of the libraries is different for the shared (Vault server) and single (Desktop
Content) libraries. The Desktop Content libraries are not compatible in a
shared environment. Desktop Content libraries are for users who work in a
standalone environment.
To share content libraries across a network, you must install Content Center
libraries and the Autodesk Vault server on a shared remote server:
In the Select Content Center Access Options dialog box, select Vault Server.
Install the Vault Server and the content libraries from the Vault Server media
onto the shared server.
NOTE For more details, refer to the Content Center Install Guide located on the
Documentation page on the Autodesk Inventor media.
How do I remove an orphaned Language pack?
When you uninstall an Autodesk Inventor Beta release, the language pack
may not fuly be removed from your system. The Beta entry is removed in the
Control Panel, but the language pack gets left behind. This prevents any future
successful installations of Autodesk Inventor.
To resolve the problem, please use the following procedure to completely
uninstall Autodesk Inventor 2011:
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1 Download and install the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility from
Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301
2 Launch Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.
3 Remove the two Autodesk Inventor Professional 2011 entries. Delete the
folder where Inventor was installed (default is C:\Program
Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2011).
4 Remove the Autodesk shared folder only if Autodesk Inventor was the
only product installed (default is C:\Program Files\Common
Files\Autodesk Shared).
What are the different Inventor products?
AutoCAD Inventor Suite 2011 an AutoCAD Inventor Suite 2011 license and
contains the Inventor base functionality.
AutoCAD Inventor Routed Systems Suite 2011 is an AutoCAD Inventor Routed
Systems Suite 2011 license and adds Routed System functionality to the
Inventor base functionality.
AutoCAD Inventor Simulation Suite 2011 is an AutoCAD Inventor Simulation
Suite 2011 license and adds Simulation functionality to the Inventor base
functionality.
AutoCAD Inventor Tooling Suite 2011 is an AutoCAD Inventor Tooling Suite
2011 license and adds Tooling functionality to the Inventor base functionality.
AutoCAD Inventor Professional Suite 2011 is an AutoCAD Inventor Professional
Suite 2011 license and includes all available Inventor functionality in one
license.
What are the differences between the default Inventor
Application Options Settings and the AutoCAD related
settings?
Option 1: I would like to use the default Inventor settings.
The default Application Options settings are installed.
Option 2: I would like to use settings closely related to AutoCAD.
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This option provides a similar feel to the AutoCAD product. In addition, the
Help home page is configured to provide you with quick access to the Help
topics that get you started using Autodesk Inventor. There is an entire module
dedicated to assist you during the transition and reduce your leaning curve.
In Autodesk Inventor, in the Application Options dialog box, change any of
the default settings to meet you and your company needs. When you finish
configuring Application Options, click the Export button to save your
customized settings in an .xml file.
NOTE Only available through the Deployment Wizard from the installer.
What is the UAC and how do I disable the UAC?
The UAC (User Account Control) is a security component of the Microsoft
Windows Vista operating system. The UAC must be disabled to install Autodesk
Inventor on a Vista operating system.
NOTE The UAC is also available in Microsfot Windows 7. Ensure the UAC setting
in Windows 7 is set to its default setting (Never notify me) to prevent the UAC
from interfering with installing Autodesk Inventor.
To disable the UAC:
1 Click the START button and in the search field enter MSCONFIG.
2 Click on the Tools tab and select Disable UAC.
3 Press the Launch button.
4 A CMD window will open. When the command is done, close the
window.
5 Close MSCONFIG and reboot the computer to apply the change.
NOTE You can re-enable UAC by selecting Enable UAC and then clicking the
Launch button.
Click here for information on user rights you need to install and run Autodesk
Inventor.
What cannot be reversed after installation?
Select Preferences settings
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During installation in the Select Preferences dialog box, you must specify your
preferences for default measurement units, default drawing standard and
whether to enable or disable part modification from within a drawing.
These settings cannot be reversed after installation of the product. To change
the default for these settings you must uninstall and then reinstall Inventor.
License Type
The license type you specify during installation (Network or Standalone) can
only be changed by uninstalling and then choosing a different license type
when reinstalling Autodesk Inventor.
Language Type
The language type you specify can only be changed by uninstalling and then
choosing a different language type when reinstalling Autodesk Inventor.
What can be reversed after installation?
After installation you can reverse any Application Options settings specified
during installation in the Application Options dialog box in Autodesk Inventor.
You can also change the serial number and Product key you specified during
installation after installation when you register your product with Autodesk.
What do I need to know about licensing?
During Installation
You must specify the license type for each product you are installing. To specify
the license type, in the Begin Installation dialog box, click the drop-down
arrow to select a product and then click the Configure button.
In the Select License Type dialog box, select Stand-alone or Network.
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IMPORTANT You must repeat these steps for each product you are installing.
After Installation (Autodesk Professional multi-seat users only)
After installation, you can verify from within Autodesk Inventor what type
of license is being used and borrow a license:
1 Within Autodesk Inventor, click the Help button, and select About.
2 Select Product Information.
To consume a higher level license, select a Routed Systems or Simulation
command. To reset licenses to the lowest available level, close and restart
Inventor.
For in-depth information on licensing, refer to the Licensing Guide
How do I create custom settings to import?
How do I create custom Application Options settings?
You can manage your Application Options settings, by storing and applying
settings as a named file. Application Options settings can be exported to an
XML file, making them portable across computers and easily migrated to the
next Autodesk Inventor release. Additionally, CAD Managers can use them
to deploy a consistent set of user preferences for all users or specific groups.
In Autodesk Inventor, in the Application Options dialog box, change any of
the default settings to meet you and your company needs. When you finish
configuring Application Options, click the Export button to save your
customized settings in an .xml file.
How do I create customization settings?
Create customization settings from the Customize dialog box in Autodesk
Inventor. The Customize dialog box is accessed from the Tools tab and selecting
Customize from the Options panel.
When you finish configuring options in the Customize dialog box, click the
Export button to save your customized settings in an .xml file
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How do I create ribbon customization settings?
Ribbon settings are defined in the Customize User Commands dialog box.
Access the Customize User Commands dialog box by right-clicking on a
command in the ribbon and selecting Customize User Commands from the
context menu.
When you finish configuring options in the Customize User Commands dialog
box, click the Export button to save your customized settings in an .xml file
What does the Icon Color Theme change in Inventor?
The Icon Color Theme changes the colors for the commands in the Ribbon,
Quick Access Toolbar and the Navigation Bar to one of the following color
themes:
Amber Theme
Cobalt Theme
Access the Icon Color Theme setting on the Colors tab in the Application
Options dialog box. You can change your icon color theme within Inventor
on the Colors tab in the Application Options dialog box
Can I change my icon color theme later if I change my
mind?
You can change your icon color theme within Inventor on the Colors tab in
the Application Options dialog box.
Amber Theme
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Cobalt Theme
What are Typical and Custom Installation Types?
Typical
A typical installation includes all Autodesk Inventor program files, and the
Software Development Kit (SDK) for writing custom Autodesk Inventor
applications.
Custom
Use the custom installation to choose whether to install the Software
Development Kit (SDK) for writing custom applications for Autodesk Inventor.
The program files are required by Autodesk Inventor, and cannot be canceled.
Can I change the Installation path?
You can set the path where Autodesk Inventor is installed. The default
installation path is C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2011.
NOTE Do not rename the product folder, as Autodesk Inventor requires it for
proper operation.
Where is the Configure button?
The Configure button is located in the Begin Installation dialog box. Click
the drop-down arrow to select a product and then click the Configure button.
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Configure the options for each product available from the drop-down list.
What are the Installation path length limitations?
Installation path length limitation
During the installation, it can be difficult to determine the number of visible
characters in the destination file paths. Therefore, if you encounter an
installation path length error, first attempt the following:
■
Exit the Installation Wizard.
■
Relocate the install source files to a folder with a shorter path.
■
Rerun the Inventor setup.exe program.
If you continue to encounter the path length error, attempt the following:
■
Return to the Review-Configure-Install page of the Installation Wizard.
■
Click Configure.
■
In the Select the Installation Type window, shorten the Product install
path.
■
Click Configuration Complete and continue through the Installation
Wizard.
If you still encounter the path length error, contact Autodesk support for
assistance.
Example - acceptable installation path
Source File Path (84 visible characters)
\Inventor\Install source path\
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Destination File (89 visible characters)
\Program Files\Inventor\I want to put Inventor here\Inventor.exe
Example - unacceptable installation path
Source File Path (127 visible characters)
\Inventor\Install source path\want to install from this path although the path length may be
too long\we will find out shortly\
Destination File (138 visible characters)
\Program Files\Inventor\I want to put Inventor here as long as the file path does not exceed
the operating system limitations\Inventor.exe
Product manuals
Documentation for Autodesk products is delivered in two different formats:
PDF and CHM.
PDF files related to installation are made available during installation, accessed
by clicking the Documentation link in the Installer. CHM files are available
after the product is installed; accessed by using the Help system from within
the product. The PDF product manuals are also copied to the Program
Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2011\Help folder
Repair/Reinstall/Uninstall: Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ)
When should I reinstall the product instead of attempting a repair?
Reinstall your product if you accidentally delete or alter files that are required
by the program. Missing or altered files adversely affect the performance of
your product and cause error messages when you try to execute a command
or find a file.
If an attempt to repair an installation fails, reinstalling is the next best option.
After repairing my installation, is it possible to recover my settings?
Custom settings can be exported and later re-imported to the same system in
case you have to repair the installation of your program.
When I uninstall my software, what files are left on my system?
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If you uninstall the product, some files remain on your system such as files
you have created or edited.
Your license file also stays on your workstation when you uninstall your
product. If you reinstall on the same workstation, the license information
remains valid and you do not have to reactivate the product.
Add/Remove Features: Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ)
When adding or removing features, how can I tell what features were
previously installed?
To see what features were previously installed, click the Restore Defaults button
on the Add/Remove Features page.
Can I change the installation folder when adding or removing features?
No. Once your product is installed, you cannot change the installation path
from the Add/Remove Features page. Changing the path while adding features
would result in program corruption, so it is not an option.
Will I need to reactivate my product after adding or removing features?
Since your license file stays on your workstation when you add or remove
features, the license information remains valid. You are not required to
reactivate the product.
Tools and Utilities: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When installing tools and utilities, which selections are applicable for a
multi-seat stand-alone installation?
Since a multi-seat stand-alone licensed product does not rely on a license
server to manage or activate the license, the only beneficial tool is the Autodesk
CAD Manager tool.
You need the CAD Manager tool to change CAD Manager Channels.
When installing tools and utilities, which selections are suitable for a
stand-alone installation?
The Autodesk CAD Manager tool is the only tool that is beneficial to a
stand-alone licensed product. The CAD Manager tool lets you modify CAD
Manager Channels.
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What is the difference between a stand-alone license
and a network license?
Stand-alone licensed products are registered and activated to an individual
workstation. While the software can be installed on multiple systems in your
facility, the license only allows one system to be operational. To run more
systems, purchase more stand-alone licensed products, or consider converting
to network licenses.
Network licensed products rely on the Network License Manager to track
software licenses. The software can be installed and run on multiple systems,
up to the maximum number of licenses you purchased. The Network License
Manager “checks out” licenses until they are all in use. No further systems
can run the program until a license is “checked in.” To run more systems,
purchase additional licenses for the Network License Manager to maintain.
A multi-seat stand-alone licensed version is available that does not rely upon
servers to maintain licenses. Multi-seat stand-alone licensing means that each
installation of your product uses a single serial number for registration and
activation.
What is the benefit of using a network licensed version
of the software?
Network licensed products are recommended for large drafting/design facilities,
classrooms, and lab environments. The main advantage is that you can install
products on more systems than the number of licenses you purchased. (For
example, purchasing 25 licenses but installing on 40 workstations). At any
one time, products run on the maximum number of systems for which you
have licenses. You get a true floating license. If software must run on more
systems, purchase additional licenses.
Registration and activation occurs only once and the licenses are maintained
on your Network License Server.
Alternatively, you can install multi-seat stand-alone products on the maximum
number of systems that the license allows. For example, you purchase a
multi-seat stand-alone license for 25 seats and have 30 systems at your facility
that can communicate over the Internet. Even though you can install software
on all 30 systems, only the first 25 systems you start have their licenses
activated. Because the licenses are tied to each specific system, the remaining
five systems can never run the software unless you purchase an additional
five licenses.
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Migration - Product settings
You can import your customization files from previous versions of Autodesk
Inventor into Autodesk Inventor 2011.
If this is a stand-alone installation, you can do the following after installation
within Autodesk Inventor
■
Import an xml file containing your exported xml application options
settings
■
Import an xml file containing your exported customization settings
■
Import an xml file containing your exported ribbon customization settings
During a deployment installation, you can also do the above during installation
through the deployment Configurations options.
Service Packs: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where do I check for service packs?
To find out if a service pack is available, visit the Autodesk Product Support page
What happens when I Append and Merge?
When you append a service pack, the service pack is applied to the current
deployment only. Multiple service packs can be appended to a deployment.
The service pack file is included in the deployment and the service pack is
applied after the product is deployed.
When you merge a service pack, the service pack is merged into the
administrative image. Once merged, a service pack cannot be removed from
the admin image. Multiple service packs can be included in single admin
image.
You can choose to append or merge service packs from the Include Service
Packs page when creating a deployment.
What is an administrative image MSI file?
An administrative image is a collection of shared file resources created during
the deployment process. It is used by deployments to install the program to
networked workstations. Service packs (patches) can be applied to an
administrative image when you create the deployment. A .msi file is a Microsoft
Installer file.
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InfoCenter: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What are Information Channels?
Use the Communication Center component of InfoCenter to receive
announcements from various information channels. Through information
channels, you can receive the following:
■
Product Support information, including maintenance patch notifications.
■
Subscription Center announcements and subscription program news, as
well as links to e-Learning Lessons, if you are an Autodesk subscription
member.
■
Notifications of new articles and tips posted on Autodesk Web sites.
What benefit does the CAD Manager Channel offer me?
CAD Manager Channels allow access to Internet-based content and information
feeds from a specified feed location.
What are RSS feeds and what are their benefits?
An RSS feed is a live link you initiate by subscribing to a Web site. Once
subscribed, the primary benefit is a constantly updating stream of content
that is delivered to your system in the form of summarized articles, forum
threads, blog posts, and so on. RSS stands for Rich Site Summary (or Really
Simple Syndication).
Online Resources: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Online Resource settings be modified later?
Yes. If you want to change the state of online resources after a product is
installed, you can do that from the CAD Manager Control utility.
What is Subscription Center?
Subscription Center provides Autodesk subscription members access to
resources such as e-Learning (self-paced, interactive lessons) and Web support
(where customers can submit technical questions online to Autodesk support
staff).
You can determine whether users who are entitled to subscription resources
can access them by using Help and clicking a Subscription resource. Users
who do not have such access can still learn about subscription resources by
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using the same option on the Help menu. You can also enable or disable
Subscription Center access from the CAD Manager Control utility.
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Index
A
activating
licenses 11–12, 36
administrative image MSI files 52
administrator permission requirements
stand-alone installation 2
ANSI standards
Content Center library 25
anti-virus software 6
appending service packs 52
application options 30
customize 30
applications
anti-virus software 6
closing during installation 6
Autodesk Inventor
activation 10, 36
installing 14
licenses 11, 36
system requirements 5
viewers 35
Autodesk Material Library 9, 40
Autodesk Network License Manager 12
B
batch network installations
borrowing licenses 33
28
C
CAD Manager Channel 52
CAD Manager Control Utility
FAQs 50
channels (information updates)
FAQs 52
Commercial licenses 10
configurations
installations 49
Content Center
installed libraries 25
installing 26
reconfiguring 26
custom installations 46
custom settings
migrating from previous releases
9
D
data loss 6
deployments
about 28
additional files 31
GPO and 34
scripting 28
desktop shortcuts 22
DIN standards
Content Center library
drafting standards 22
25
E
Educational (EDU)/Institution
licenses 10
extracting
service packs 52
F
Feature Generators Standard Content
library 25
freeing disk space 35
G
GB Content Center library 25
GOST Standard Content library 25
GPO (Group Policy Objects) 34
Group Policy Objects (GPO) 34
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H
J
hard disk space 35
hardware
Inventor requirements
heartbeats (licenses) 33
JIS Content Center library
5
I
icon color theme in Inventor 45–46
InfoCenter Communication Center 52
installation
Installation wizard 13
preparing for 1
serial numbers 5, 37, 41
stand-alone installation 1, 13
Installation wizard 13
installing
about 1
Autodesk Inventor 14
Content Center 25–26
installation paths 46, 48
Installation Wizard 22
migrating 51
modifying installations 49
network installations 28
online resources 53
preferences 22
reconfiguring installations 35
reinstalling 49
repairing 49
scripting and 28
service packs 52
tools and utilities 50
typical or custom installations 46
uninstalling 49
Inventor
activation 10, 36
installing 14
licenses 11, 36
system requirements 5
viewers 35
ISO standards
Content Center library 25
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25
L
languages 38
multi-language support 7
selecting during installation 7
libraries
Content Center libraries 25
licenses
borrowing 33
network 11–12, 33, 37, 50–51
stand-alone 11, 50
timeouts 33
types 11, 36
log files
network installations 33
M
manuals 48
measurement units
preferences 22
merging
service packs 52
migrating
custom settings from previous
releases 9
FAQs 51
MSI files 52
multi-language support 7
multi-seat stand-alone installations
N
network
application options settings
network installations
about 28
additional files 31
application options 30
GPO and 34
log files 33
30
1
scripting 28
Network License Manager Utility
network licenses
about 11, 50
activating 12
benefits 12, 37, 51
borrowing 33
settings 12, 37
Not for Resale licenses 10
Routed Systems Standard Content
library 25
RSS feeds 52
12
S
scripting installations 28
serial numbers
stand-alone installation 5, 37
service packs 52
Sheet Metal Standard Content library 25
shortcuts on desktop 22
software patches
installing 52
stand-alone installations
Quick Start 1
standalone licenses 11, 50
standard part libraries
Content Center 25
standards
Content Center libraries 25
preferences 22
Student Portfolio licenses 10
Subscription Center 53
system requirements 5
O
online help
online resources
operating systems
languages 38
53
P
Parker Content Center library 25
patches
service packs 52
paths
installation paths 46, 48
preferences
desktop shortcuts 22
drawing standards 22
installation options 22
measurement units 22
previous releases
migrating custom settings from
product manuals 48
T
9
timeouts (licenses) 33
tools
installing 50
typical installations 46
R
U
Realistic Appearance Library 9, 40
reconfiguring installations 35
registration 10, 36
reinstalling applications 35, 49
removing
applications 35
optional components 35
repairing
installations 35, 49
uninstalling applications 35, 49
units
preferences 22
upgrading
installing newer releases 9
user preferences 22
utilities 50
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viewing tools
58 | Index
viewers
virus software 6
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