When I start Inventor, I get to open the program and the pop-up screen with Work, Learn, Extend coming up. It always displays it at the startup. (By the way, I would turn it off, but since Inventor crashes, I assume it does not save my preferences.)
So I close it. And if I try to do anything after that, it crashes.
I just crashed it actually Sent the error report and for the first time they provided to install the SP1. So I'll do that after it downloads. I'll get back to you with updates.
***Also, do you have any sort of 3D controller attached ? If so, is the driver up-to-date ? Does it make a difference if you unplug that & uninstall the driver ?***
Chris, what do you mean by 3D controler? Since I don't know what it is, I assume that I don't... haha
I know you are fairly confident your issue is software related and that maybe so. I am no expert here.... Just an end user that has had to fix Workstation/PC issues as well. Have you considered swaping out your video card and drivers with another type, providing you have access to another type of card, and see what happens? At minimum, rule out some possible hardware issues. Before I started using Quadro FX based cards I use to like 3D Labs video cards. They were faster than Quado FX stuff but had alot of strange issues which is why I changed to Quadro FX based cards.
I am sorry, but I don't think that I would go through the trouble of spending money on a new video card for a free version of Student edition of Inventor and possibly damaging my laptop.
But thanks for the input!
P.S. Siemens NX works fine with my video card and it loads faster than Autodesk. I only see issues that can be caused if I swap a video card...
I can understand that. I may have missed the fact that you were working with that software edition on a laptop. I wouldn't want somebody to spend hard earned money based on my ideas. I thought it was a PC and maybe you had access to another video card to try. Good Luck
I've been having the same problem since last week, I tried unistalling an reinstalling the program but it still crashes when I try to open, create a new file or try to go to application options, I can't even open Fusion or 3Ds Max 2013. I have Solidworks 2013 installed and it works just fine. Is there anyone who resolved this issue?
Welcome aboard! I don't know of anyone who has been able to resolve this. Just out of curiosity, what is the brand and model of your machine? Is it a laptop? I might start collecting data and see if I can find out if it is a manufacturer or something...
I also had some of my friends switch from 2012 version and they got the same thing... I feel like this issue might be "Lenovo" related since all machines which were affected are Lenovo made. I wonder if it is the problem with hardware or software...
Indeed, I have a lenovo laptop Z570, i7-2670QM 2.20GHz, GeForce GT 520M with windows 7. I tried downloading the latest version of my nvida driver but nothing changed.
I also had problems installing windows updates. I had to use the clean boot state to get the updates installed, some interference between 3rd party software I think. I think it might be a software problem, but I have no clue on what it could be.
Oh... I am afraid it might be an issue. I also have GeForce video card... But I have NX8 that runs well and I don't see what's the issue might be...