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Close all open applications.
Click Download Now. In Microsoft® Internet Explorer®, click Run, click Run again, and then Install. In Firefox®, click Save File; once file is saved, click the .exe icon in the dialog box.
Follow the Installation Wizard instructions to complete the installation.
For Autodesk Inventor 2012 Windows Users
For General Part and Assembly Design (Typically Fewer than 1,000 Parts)
Microsoft® Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise edition, or Microsoft® Windows Vista® (32-bit or 64-bit) Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate edition (SP2), or Microsoft® Windows XP Professional (SP3) or Professional x64 Edition (SP2) (1,2)
Intel® Pentium® 4, 2 GHz or faster, Intel® Xeon®, Intel® Core™, AMD Athlon™ 64, or AMD Opteron™ processor, or later (3)
2 GB RAM or more (4)
Microsoft® Direct3D 10® or Direct3D 9® capable graphics card (5)
DVD-ROM drive (6)
Microsoft® Mouse-compliant pointing device
1,280 x 1,024 or higher screen resolution
Internet connection for web downloads and Subscription Aware access
Adobe Flash Player 10 (7)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6.x through 8
Microsoft® Excel 2003 through 2007 for iComponents, thread customization, and spreadsheet-driven designs
For Complex Models, Complex Mold Assemblies, and Large Assemblies (Typically More than 1,000 Parts)
Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit (SP2), or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (SP2)
AMD64 or Intel® 64 processor
8 GB RAM or more
CAD workstation-class graphics card
For Autodesk Inventor 2012 Macintosh Users
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.
Mac OS® X 10.6.x
Boot Camp V 2.0 or higher
Intel-based Mac (64-bit Windows Vista requires an Intel Core™2 duo or Xeon processor)
3 GB RAM (Recommend 4 GB for 32-bit Windows OS, 8 GB or more for 64-bit Windows OS)
20 GB disk space for Apple OS partition or Windows OS partition
Mac Virtualisation 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:
Mac OS X 10.6.x
Parallels Desktop 5.0 (5.0.9344 or higher)
Intel based Mac (64-bit Windows Vista requires an Intel Core 2 duo or Xeon processor)
Minimum 4 GB RAM (6 GB system memory for 32-bit Windows OS, 8 GB or more for 64-bit Windows OS recommended)
Minimum 40 GB available disk space (100 GB recommended)