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Autodesk Inventor 2010 – Installation

by sunithbabu on April 20, 2009

People using Autodesk Inventor in the recent past know the procedure for installing Autodesk Inventor. This article supports those who are installing Autodesk Inventor 2010 for the first time.

While, installing  the software the following points need to be remembered and chosen appropriately

  • Standard Installation – (Manual Install or Automatic Install)
  • Create Deployments
  • Install Tools and Utilities
  • Read the Documents

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Figure 01

Standard Installation – Install the product :

This section helps in installing Autodesk Inventor 2010, with following selection

  • Type of Products to be installed

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Figure 02

Additional information details mentioned below can be read by clicking on the link

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Figure 03

  • content center libraries
  • Type of viewers such as Autodesk Design Review (ADR), DWG TrueView and Autodesk Inventor View
  • What are the system requirement
  • Select language for individual product ( English in most part of the world)

Now select the Country and click on I accept the Autodesk SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT, Worldwide

a-installation

A – Installation

Enter the Serial Number and Product Code followed by Name and Organization.

Note: Enter 000- 00000000 as the serial number and 00000 as the product key if you have not yet purchased Autodesk Inventor and would like to try the tool for 30 day evaluation.

b-installation

B – Installation

Now, you can select the product you wish to try since, you have not entered the product key.

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C – Installation

Now, before you install, you can CONFIGURE and select the type of License (Network / Stand Alone), Units (mm / inch), Installation Location, Part Modification Enable, Drawing Standard, User Profile (Inventor Installation close to Default Inventor settings or related to AutoCAD)

A new theme option is made available, for Inventor users to select

  • Cobalt Color Theme
  • Amber Color Theme

d-installation

D – Installation

Next > You can chose to select from Content Center Access Option

  • Inventor Desktop Content
  • Autodesk Vault Server

With reference to the Type of Installation, you can chose from Typical or Custom as shown below

e-installation

E – Installation

Once you are through with most of the custom installation procedure, you will be prompted to connect to Internet to see if there are any further updates related to the product., if any or no updates are available, you will see a screen as shown below. After this, you are ready with installation, this process should complete within 15 – 20 minutes on an average computer.

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F – Installation

:-) Enjoy working with Inventor 2010.

Happy Inventing New stuff with Inventor

Create Deployment:

This helps in pre configuring the deployments, used to install in the client workstation, some of the check list to be follow are

  • Make sure your network, servers, and client workstations meet the system requirements before installing Autodesk Inventor 2010
  • type of license you have purchased
  • Located your product serial number and product key
  • Decided what language(s) you will include in your administrative image, and what language(s) you will use for your deployment package
  • You have determined if your deployment plan involves using imaging software to distribute your program(s) to client workstations.
  • Participate in the Customer Involvement Program.
  • type of installation you’ll perform—typical or custom.
  • checked for service packs that might be available for your product
  • set up access and participation in features like the Customer Involvement Program, and Customer Error Reporting.

Are you making an (MSI) Administrative Image that will be used to deploy in the Client Workstation, if so, make sure you provide necessary patches and service packs

Further make sure, your deployments are located in Shared folders for both network license and multi-seat stand-alone methods of installation. The shared folder (network share) is created before you run the Installation wizard and is where product deployments are stored.

You must make sure, Read Permission is made available in the network sharing and administrative section.

For creating Network Sharing Folder :

Create a Network Share

  1. On the desktop of a network server, create a folder named Deployments.
  2. Right-click the Deployments folder and click Share and Security (or Sharing).
  3. In the <folder name> Properties dialog box, Sharing tab, select Share This Folder.
  4. Specify a Share Name, such as Deployments, if necessary.
  5. Click the Permissions button. In the Permissions dialog box make sure Full Control is active. Click OK.In Vista, right-click the Deployments folder and then click Share. In the Properties dialog box select Sharing and then Advanced Sharing to share the folder. Click the Permissions button to make sure Full Control is active. Click OK.These steps are important when creating your deployment images.
  6. Click OK or Close to close the Properties dialog box.
  7. For each product you plan to install, create a subfolder in the Deployments folder. Name each folder with the pertinent product name.
Now once you have created the necessary steps make sure, you select the Administrative Image Location using the search option and give a name for the deployment
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Figure 04

Installing Tools and Utilities:

This section is the most important one for those installing Autodesk Inventor 2010 using Network Installation or Stand Alone Multiple License Installation

Here products such as

  • Autodesk Network License Manager
  • Autodesk Inventor 2010 Network License Activation Utility
  • Autodesk CAD Manager Tools
  • SAMreport -Lite ( Click Here ) to know more about SAM Report Lite. A version of SAMreport called SAMreport-Lite is available to help you track network license usage. A handy tool for Network Administrators and CAD Managers

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Figure 05

Read the Documentation:

This section helps you in mastering the various key points and procedure to be followed before installing Autodesk Inventor 2010.

The various materials available are

  • Inventor Installation Guide

  • Planning Your Installation

  • Content Center Install Guide

  • Content Center for Side-by-Side Installations of Inventor

  • Stand-Alone Licensing Guide

  • Network Licensing Guide

  • Network Administrator’s Guide

  • Inventor Network Installation Addendum

  • SAMreport-Lite User’s Guide

Enjoy working on Autodesk Inventor 2010. :-)

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  • Marcus Berntson

    I encounter a strange problem when trying to build a deployment image from AIP installation program:
    All goes well until disk 4 but then I get the error “- Unable to open indicated unit or file.” (freely translated from Swedish). In the deployment log file I find the error: “… ACM    CreateGPOMsi failed!”
    To eliminate read errors from DVD media/DVD reader I then created images of all disks and mounted them, unfortunately with the exact same failure!
    Please help!
    Technical data on my system:
    - OS: XP, SP3
    - Previously installed and running Inventor 2008 professional, AutoCad 2008
    - Single License Server, Vault Server

  • Marcus Berntson

    I encounter a strange problem when trying to build a deployment image from AIP installation program:
    All goes well until disk 4 but then I get the error “- Unable to open indicated unit or file.” (freely translated from Swedish). In the deployment log file I find the error: “… ACM    CreateGPOMsi failed!”
    To eliminate read errors from DVD media/DVD reader I then created images of all disks and mounted them, unfortunately with the exact same failure!
    Please help!
    Technical data on my system:
    - OS: XP, SP3
    - Previously installed and running Inventor 2008 professional, AutoCad 2008
    - Single License Server, Vault Server

  • Marcus Berntson

    I encounter a strange problem when trying to build a deployment image from AIP installation program:
    All goes well until disk 4 but then I get the error “- Unable to open indicated unit or file.” (freely translated from Swedish). In the deployment log file I find the error: “… ACM    CreateGPOMsi failed!”
    To eliminate read errors from DVD media/DVD reader I then created images of all disks and mounted them, unfortunately with the exact same failure!
    Please help!
    Technical data on my system:
    - OS: XP, SP3
    - Previously installed and running Inventor 2008 professional, AutoCad 2008
    - Single License Server, Vault Server

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  • http://www.CADProfessor.in/ sunithbabu

    Dear CAD Professor Members,
    I would suggest you to take a note of these details too
    http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?t=89716
     

  • http://www.CADProfessor.in sunithbabu

    Dear CAD Professor Members,

    I would suggest you to take a note of these details too

    http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?t=89716

     

  • Nkosana Hlazo

    I am installing AutoDesk Inventor 2010 on a remote machine. I have uploaded the contents of the three DVDs onto the machine.
    Installation fails at some point because it says it cant find the path to some files which would have been on DVD2. Setup programs does not give the option to point at the files for DVD2.
    How can I get around this ? or how do I run installation from a network share ?

  • Nkosana Hlazo

    I am installing AutoDesk Inventor 2010 on a remote machine. I have uploaded the contents of the three DVDs onto the machine.
    Installation fails at some point because it says it cant find the path to some files which would have been on DVD2. Setup programs does not give the option to point at the files for DVD2.
    How can I get around this ? or how do I run installation from a network share ?

  • Gerard Sweeney

    Some of the materials have their filenames truncated to ~1 because they go over 256 chars long (max for a CD). Apparently 2009 did this too, which makes the blunder twice as bad!

    I ended up noting down the offending paths, renaming the files to their correct ones. There's about 20-30 of them, if I remember rightly!!

  • Farshid

    hi, i have uninstalled my inventor 2010, i have already removed all traces of inventor 2010 from my system and also cleaned my registry. then when i tried to reinstal it agan, after the setup starts the installation process at the first window the fist optopn in not selectable and says, you currently have installed inventor 2010.

    please some one help me,

  • amjadrajpoot

    installed inventor LT 2010 with 000-000000 CD Key 00000 but could not start inventor because it says to activate first and did not accept 000-000000 this time. Please tell me new sr No and Key.

  • Farshid

    hi, after the installatin has begun,(fig.2) the first choice is un selectable and tell that the inventore 2010 is already installed.

    please help, i have not installed inventor 2010, and already un-installed my inventor 2008.

    Farshid

  • david

    hi, i installled inventor 2010 and it is now out of date. will you please sent me the product key and the serial number so that i can register it. thank you

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  • Soyas

    does anyone know where i can get the city and guilds level 1 inventor 2010 modules. i got them from college on a usb stick but lost them after a format of the wrong drive!!!.

    thanks

  • sunithbabu
  • Dhamu1051

    Dear Sir, How to change the language in inventor 2010 from Italian to English?

  • sunithbabu

    Download the relevant language pack and install, rest you can change in the settings

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