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Registered: ‎07-16-2013
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Can't launch AI after Excel installation - safe to reinstall trial mode?

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08-01-2013 04:56 AM

I recently installed Autodesk Inventor 2014 in trial mode to evaluate it for my business.  I am running it on a virtual PC on a Mac via Parallels 8.  After installation, I realized I needed Excel installed in order to use Studio.  After purchasing and installing Excel 2013 for Windows, I now get the following error when I launch AI:


"Serious Error: VBA failed to initialize properly - please restart Inventor."  I found a solution at:


Which says:


Close Inventor session and manually install VBA7 from Inventor source media:


Install VBA7 from "3rdParty\x64\VBA\Vba7.MSI" .


but since I downloaded the trial of Inventor from the Autodesk website I have no media (and I can't find a Vba7.MSI anywhere on my hard disk).  I now can't open any AI files at all.  I have 25 days left in my trial period.  What should I do? Is it safe to uninstall and reinstall the trial version?  Where can I get this Vba.MSI file?


Posts: 25
Registered: ‎07-16-2013
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Re: Can't launch AI after Excel installation - safe to reinstall trial mode?

08-01-2013 05:16 AM in reply to: jeffcarson

If found the VBA files in:


C:\Autodesk\WI\Autodesk Inventor 2014\3rdParty\x64\VBA


After reinstalling Vba7.MSI and Vba71033.MSI I am working again.


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