- Please update your operating system before you install Autodesk Inventor 2014. Reboot your system after all security updates, and so on, are installed.
- Autodesk Inventor 2014 installs .NET 4.5 on Windows 7 operating systems. If you have Autodesk Inventor 2013 installed on the same computer, it is essential that you install Update 1 for Inventor 2013 SP1.1 to correct issues with running Autodesk Inventor 2013 with .NET 4.5.
- If you are using Windows 7 on a 64-bit system, please verify that you have the Microsoft fix for user mode callback exceptions KB976038. This fix ensures that Autodesk receives the correct data from Inventor error reports. For more information, and access to this fix and related Microsoft downloads, see Autodesk Technical Solution 15492718.
- Close all Autodesk applications before installation, maintenance, or uninstallation of the software.
- If the installer prevents you from installing one or more products, pause the cursor over the red "prohibited" circle beside the product name to get more information.
- If you download the installation files to a local folder with a name that contains non-English characters, ensure that the language in Regional Settings is consistent with the language name of the local folder.
- When installing Inventor on an English operating system, we recommend that only English characters be included in the installation or deployment path.
- During uninstallation, if error 1910 displays, click OK to continue. Then manually delete the shortcut that remains on the desktop. This is a known Microsoft issue and this and similar issues are discussed on this Microsoft tech page.
Autodesk Inventor 2014 includes a new Uninstall Tool for uninstalling the product and components. This tool recognizes and uninstalls the following components:
- Autodesk Inventor Professional 2014
- Autodesk Vault Basic 2014 (Client)
- Autodesk ReCap
- Autodesk 360
- Autodesk Inventor Content Center Libraries 2014 (Desktop Content)
- Autodesk Revit Equinox Interoperability for Inventor 2014
- Autodesk Material Library 2014
- Autodesk Material Library Base Resolution Image Library 2014
- Autodesk Material Library Low Resolution Image Library 2014
The following components were installed but are not recognized by the Uninstall Tool. You will need to manually uninstall them using the Control Panel functionality.
- Autodesk DWG TrueView 2014
- Eco Materials Adviser for Autodesk Inventor 2014
- FARO LS 1.1.501.0
- Autodesk Inventor 2014 supports Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit at their latest updated versions.
- Verify that you have administrator privilege on your local machine before installing Autodesk Inventor 2014.
- The multimedia learning solutions require Flash player 10 (or higher). Download from get.adobe.com/flashplayer.
- Adobe Reader is required to read documentation provided in PDF format. Download from get.adobe.com/reader.
- Verify that you have 10 GB of free hard disk space or more for the self-extracted package.
- Inventor 2014 installations on Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop are also supported.
However, Inventor 2014 will not run on XenApp with the “Citrix System Monitoring Agent Service” enabled. This Service is a part of Citrix EdgeSight and any need to run EdgeSight alongside Inventor 2014 requires contact with Citrix Support for potential workarounds.
Disk Requirements - Autodesk Inventor 2014
This data includes Inventor disk and prerequisites disk requirements.
|System||Actual Disk Required|
|Windows 32 bit||Total - 5.68 GB||System drive (required) – 3.55 GB|
|Windows 64 bit||Total - 7.76 GB||System drive (required) – 4.87 GB|
|Desktop Content Library||Actual Disk Required|
|JIS & GB||651 MB|
|Routed Systems||6.39 MB|
|Sheet Metal||45.5 MB|
|Mold Metric||57.6 MB|
- Install all Windows Updates that are pending on your machine and reboot:
Before you begin...
Windows 7: Windows Update is located in the Control Panel, which is accessible from the Start menu.
Windows 8: Windows Update is located in the Control Panel, which is accessible on the desktop Charms Bar, Settings menu.
It is sometimes necessary to perform Windows Update multiple times to completely update your operating system.
To install Autodesk Inventor 2014:
- Download the appropriate Inventor 2014 installation files to a temporary location on your computer hard drive or insert the supplied media into its appropriate drive.
For downloaded files, access the installer by double-clicking the self-extracting executable file. Temporary extraction is to your temp folder. Operating System errors regarding very long path names can occur if this temporary location is nested too many levels deep. We recommend that you use the default destination folder, which is "c:\Autodesk", as the self-extract destination folder name. After the files are extracted, the Inventor installer wizard launches automatically. If it does not launch, browse to the folder where all files were extracted and double-click setup.exe.
If a previous version of Autodesk 360 existed on your system, to use the updated version reboot the system after the installation is finishes.
If you require more detailed instructions, refer to the instructions provided with your delivered Autodesk Inventor 2014 media.
To verify the installation was successful, start Inventor. On the Help menu, select About Autodesk Inventor. If the About box displays: Build: 170, Release: 2014, the installation was successful.
Summary of Known Issues
- CER refers to a Customer Error Report.
- NG refers to an item reported on the Autodesk Newsgroups.
- Sliding and cylindrical joints sometimes encounter an error when finding the limit condition for Dynamic Motion.
- If a component is very small, its mass is considered as zero in this environment.
- In the Frame Analysis environment, Assembly Relationship glyphs that are not meant to display are visible, although you cannot select them.
- Certain assembly models that contain both iAssembly and simulation data crash when you refresh the assembly or enter simulation environments.
- If you close and reopen a mold assembly model within the same Inventor session, you cannot perform a subsequent mold fill analysis on that model until you manually kill the persisting mitsi.exe process, or close and restart Inventor.
- A crash occurs if you close Inventor after saving a Mold Design file on Windows 8 operating system.
- You cannot use Asset.Delete() to delete a shared Appearance Asset.
- You cannot use AssetCategories.Add() to add an AssetCategory that contains an Uncategorized Asset.
- You cannot use AssetCategory.Delete() to delete an AssetCategory that contains a shared Appearance Asset.
- On Windows 8 operating system, the Application window temporarily goes black when some resource demanding operations are performed.
- While in-place editing a grounded subassembly, if you pause the cursor over any of its components, the cursor changes to indicate a grounded component, even if the component is not grounded within the subassembly.
- When a component has a joint or constraint relationship with a work plane, performing a Free Move on that component sometimes results in visibility issues as the component passes behind the work plane in the graphics view.
- When switching between Express and Full modes, if you suppress and/or unsuppress a Joint relationship, its visibility status goes out of sync between the model browser and graphics window.
- Installing Inventor 2014 causes the Inventor 2013 Save & Send to Cloud feature to fail to create Autodesk 360 thumbnails and 3D views for the Saved & Sent assembly files.
- A crash sometimes occurs when you add a RSS feed within the InfoCenter Settings dialog, or a persistent recurrence of a No RSS Feed was found... error dialog will be seen.
Workaround: Without Inventor running, open a Windows Explorer dialog and type %appdata% in the path bar. At the c:\users\your_user_name\AppData\Roaming folder, navigate into the \Autodesk folder and manually create a \WebServices folder. The presence of this folder prevents the above behavior. Additionally, check within the Windows Task Manager for an orphaned WSCommCntr4.exe process and manually terminate it before running Inventor again.
- You cannot use an empty row to split a drawing table.
- If you invoke Print Preview for a drawing file while a part model is set to automatic Orbit in the background, an error dialog box appears.
- In assembly section view, if you orbit or pan the model, the performance is slower than Inventor 2013.
- Express Mode is not available for Mold and Weldment assemblies, and the Load Express command is disabled for these assemblies.
- Express Mode does not support Realistic and Monochrome visual styles.
- Some objects in Factory files are invisible in Express mode.
- Express Mode workflows are disabled when, in the Applications Options dialog, Hardware tab, you sue the Compatibility graphics setting.
- In Express Mode, sketches and work geometry are visible only if they belong to the active top assembly, and are invisible if they belong to components.
- On the iLogic tab, Manage panel, all commands for iLogic are disabled, but they are workable in the iLogic browser.
- If you saved assembly datasets from Beta builds, please open and resave them in Full mode to update the graphics data in the .iam files before you open them in Express mode.
- In Express mode, the Edit and Delete commands for iMates are available in some context menus, but are not officially supported.
- If you create a subassembly in-place in an assembly, and then create a part in-place in that subassembly, when you open the subassembly in Express mode, the part is invisible.
- Section Views activated in Express Mode sometimes render incorrectly.
- On Windows 8 operating system, the Application window intermittently goes black when you switch from Express Mode to Full Mode for large datasets.
- On the ribbon, the Tube and Pipe command is disabled after you switch from Express mode to Full mode. To make it available, right click in the graphics window, or open or create a new file.
- In Express mode, the top assembly graphics does not update when you change the Level of Detail of its sub-assembly.
- If the Design Accelerator add-in is loaded, Inventor sometimes crashes when you place a Content Center component in an assembly in Express mode.
To avoid this issue, place Content Center components in Full mode, or unload the Design Accelerator add-in while you place Content Center components in Express mode.
- If you place custom Content Center parts in an assembly, sometimes the appearance of a part is lost.
- A newly created empty Category in a shared Materials library is not visible to another user accessing the same library.
- You can delete a renamed Category containing appearances referenced by Material styles, which can lead to materials without appearances.
- If you share a Material or Appearance library between two different Inventor releases, unpredictable and unstable behaviors sometimes occur.
- If you encounter the error message “Cannot load the protein stream when writing storage”, please save and re-open the document to recover all materials and appearances.
- The new Self-Intersecting Sweep calculations are not used when the requested output of the Sweep operation is a surface. A workaround is to first create a Solid Sweep, and then use Delete Face to remove the end faces to get the desired surface.
- When you attach a point Cloud, Inventor hangs on certain hardware if the graphics driver is not updated to the latest version.
- A point cloud does not display in the graphics window when the Compatibility graphics setting is used.
- You cannot pack the RCS point cloud files that reference the RCP point cloud files with the Pack & Go command.
- A crash occurs when you work on 32-bit operating system with point clouds. We recommend 64-bit operating systems with a minimum of 4GB RAM.
- In the Recognize Revit Feature environment, if an automatic feature recognition operation (Auto Recognize, or Auto Detect in the Remove Details tool) fails to recognize features, you can manually detect features using the feature-specific Recognize tools, or enable All Faces Selectable in the Remove Details tool.
- The Auto Recognize tool hangs on certain models that have complex geometry, or contain over 1000 faces.
- When you enter the Recognize Revit Feature environment, Inventor sometimes hangs if the dataset contains over 4000 faces.
- Before you use the Close All command, please exit the Recognize Revit Feature environment.
- Translation report does not display unit information when you import STEP, IGES, NX and SolidWorks files.