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Software required on your PC

  • Autodesk Inventor Professional 2019
  • Autodesk Inventor HSM Ultimate 2019
  • GrabCAD Workbench

Checking installed software versions

1: Select Control Panel > Programs and Features

2: Scroll down to "Autodesk", you should see something like this ...

Creating an Autodesk account

1: Browse to https://accounts.autodesk.com/register

2: Complete the new account fields and select "Create Account"

3: Record your Autodesk username and password in your favourite place for secret stuff ;)

Installing Autodesk Inventor Professional 2019

NOTE: it can take several hours to complete this installation

NOTE: we have found that Google Chrome is the most reliable browser to use for installing Autodesk Product

1: Browse to https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/

2: Select "Inventor"

3: If you are already signed in the "Welcome ..." will be displayed, otherwise "Sign in" with your autodesk username and password

4: Set Version to "Inventor Professional 2019"

5: Set Operating System to "Windows 64-Bit"

6: Set Language to "English"

7: Select "Install Now"

8: If the downloaded file does not automatically install then open it from within the browser (problems have been encountered when running directly from download folder and/or the command line)

9: It is recommended to keep the browser open and on top until the install completes

10: If prompted for username/password you will need to provide an account that has local admin rights on the PC

11: You will need to enter a serial number and product key - these will have been emailled to you during the install

Installing Autodesk Inventor HSM Ultimate 2019

NOTE: it can take half an hour to complete this installation

NOTE: we have found that Google Chrome is the most reliable browser to use for installing Autodesk Product

1: Use Google Chrome to browse to https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software (problems have been encountereed with Microsoft IE/Edge and Mozilla FireFox)

2: Select "View All Products"

3: Select "Inventor HSM Ultimate"

4: If you are already signed in the "Welcome ..." will be displayed, otherwise "Sign in" with your autodesk username and password

5: Set Version to "Inventor HSM Ultimate 2019" (version should match the version of Inventor that you already have installed)

6: Set Operating System to "Windows 64-Bit"

7: Set Language to "English"

8: Select "Install Now"

9: If the downloaded file does not automatically install then open it from within the browser (problems have been encountered when running directly from download folder and/or the command line)

10: It is recommended to keep the browser open and on top until the install completes

11: If prompted for username/password you will need to provide an account that has local admin rights on the PC

Installing Inventor HSM Templates

1: Download the attached zip file (ic.inventor.templates.20200617.zip)

2: Check folder exists at "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Inventor HSM\templates"

3: Expand contents of the downloaded zip file into that folder

Generating export files

1: Open your part in inventor

2: TBA

Installing GrabCAD Workbench

1: Click this link to downloads page: here

2: Run installer

3: Tick "agree" immediately before reading the conditions and press "install" and then "Launch"

4: Under "Login" bottom right, click "Sign Up" and proceed to create an account

5: Now, login on the client

6: Choose a sensible location for your GrabCAD folder (folder with all projects), I use Desktop so its quick to access

7: Ask Ben for access to ICRobotics projects, you will receive an email granting you access

8: Download "ICR_COTS" and "ICR_2018_Robot" projects

9: There should be a green tick indicating "Up to date" on both projects

Configuring Inventor to work with GrabCAD

1: Open Inventor

2: Go to Tools > Application Options

3: Locate and click on the "file" tab

4: Under "Default Content Center files" click on the magnifying glass

5: Browse for the GrabCAD folder from earlier, select "ICR_COTS" as the location

6: Press apply and restart Inventor