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Autodesk Inventor 2008

Autodesk Inventor 2008 The Autodesk® Inventor™ product line is the best choice for AutoCAD® software users who want to add the power of 3D to their design process. Inventor software products provide a comprehensive and integrated set of design tools for 3D design and documentation, creating routed systems, and validating designs. Inventor products also include data management software and the latest version of AutoCAD® Mechanical for 2D drawing and detailing. With true DWG™ interoperability, the Inventor products deliver the enhanced productivity of 3D without sacrificing your AutoCAD expertise and designs. It’s no wonder Autodesk Inventor is the best-selling 3D mechanical design software on the market.

Autodesk Inventor is available in the following suites to best fit your specific needs:

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Autodesk Inventor 2008 System Requirements
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Autodesk Inventor 2008 System Requirements
Includes Autodesk® Vault client

Part and assembly design (less than 1,000 parts)

  • Intel® Pentium® 4, Intel Xeon™, or AMD Athlon™ processor, 2GHz or higher
  • 1 GB or more RAM
  • 3.5 GB free disk space
  • 128 MB OpenGL-capable graphics card

Autodesk Inventor 2008 Preferred System Requirements
Includes Autodesk Vault client

Large assembly design (more than 1,000 parts)

  • Intel Pentium 4, Intel Xeon, or AMD Opteron™ processor, 3 GHz or higher
  • 3 GB or more RAM
  • 3.5 GB free disk space
  • 128 MB or more OpenGL-capable workstation class graphics card

Autodesk Inventor 2008 Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (SP1 and SP2)
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (SP4)

Autodesk Inventor 2008 - Other Requirements

  • Autodesk Inventor software is shipped in DVD format only. Upon receipt of the product, if you would like CD format, please fill out the business reply card and send back to us for fulfillment.
  • Please refer to the Autodesk published graphics card recommendations at
  • Internet connection for web downloads and Subscription Aware access
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP1 or later
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 or later for iParts, iFeatures, thread customization and spread-sheet-driven designs
  • NetMeeting™ 3.01 or later for web collaboration
  • We recommend settings that allow Microsoft Windows to manage virtual memory, as needed. There always should be at least twice as much free hard disk space as system memory.

Note: The preceding requirements are recommended for effective use of Autodesk Inventor® 2008 software. The following minimum system requirements for Autodesk Inventor 2008 can be used for educational purposes or small assembly design: Intel Pentium, Xeon, or AMD Athlon with 256 MB RAM and 850 MB available hard disk space for Autodesk Inventor 2008 and an additional 700 MB available hard disk space for Autodesk Inventor® Professional 2008. Installation of the Content Center requires an additional 1.5+ GB of hard disk space and can be centralized on a server location for access by users.


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