Autodesk Inventor – Introduction

Written by cfd.ninja

March 16, 2020

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Source: Autodesk Inventor

Inventor® CAD software provides professional-grade 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation tools. Work efficiently with a powerful blend of parametric, direct, freeform, and rules-based design capabilities.

System Requirements for Autodesk Inventor 2020 Windows
Operating System
  • 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 10 Semi-Annual Channel
  • 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 with Update KB4019990 and Internet Explorer® 10 or later
CPU ¹

Recommended:
3.0 GHz or greater, 4 or more cores

Minimum:
2.5 GHz or greater

Memory

Recommended:
20 GB RAM or more

Minimum:
8 GB RAM for less than 500-part assemblies

Disk Space Installer plus full installation: 40 GB
Graphics

Recommended:
4 GB GPU with 106 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant

Minimum:
1 GB GPU with 29 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant

See the Certified Hardware

Display Resolution

Recommended:
3840 x 2160 (4K); Preferred scaling: 100%, 125%, 150% or 200%

Minimum:
1280 x 1024

Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant (3DConnexion 3D Mouse optional)
Productivity: 3DConnexion SpaceMouse®, driver version 10.5.12 or later
Network

Internet connection for web install with Autodesk® Desktop App, Autodesk® collaboration functionality, web downloads, and licensing.

Network license manager supports Windows Server® 2016, 2012, 2012 R2, 2008 R2 and the operating systems listed above.

Spreadsheet

Full local install of Microsoft® Excel 2010, 2013, 2016 or 2019 for iFeatures, iParts, iAssemblies, Global BOM, Parts Lists, Revision Tables, spreadsheet-driven designs and Studio animation of Positional Representations.

64-bit Microsoft Office is required to export Access 2007, dBase IV, Text and CSV formats.

Office 365 subscribers must ensure they have a local installation of Microsoft Excel 2016.

Windows Excel Starter®, OpenOffice®, and browser-based Office 365 applications are not supported.

Browser Google Chrome™ or equivalent
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.7 or later. Windows Updates enabled for installation.
For Complex Models, Complex Mold Assemblies, and Large Assemblies (typically more than 1,000 parts)
CPU Type ¹ Recommended:
3.30 GHz or greater, 4 or more cores
Memory Recommended:
24 GB RAM or greater
Graphics

Recommended:
4 GB GPU with 106 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant

See the Certified Hardware

Here we start a series of tutorials using Autodesk inventor

We share the same tutorial using ANSYS Fluent.

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