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feature recognition enabler

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07-10-2012 05:16 AM

I've upgraded to Inventor 2013, removed 2012 and I want to install Feature Recognition enabler for 2013. It wont install because it says an older version of the add-in exisits. Control Panel won't uninstall it becasure it says Inventor not installed. any thoughts on how to remove the old version of feature recognition?

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Re: feature recognition enabler

07-10-2012 01:20 PM in reply to: kevin.brown


When you uninstalled 2012 and the feature recognition software did you clean out the registry as well?


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Re: feature recognition enabler

07-12-2012 05:35 AM in reply to: kevin.brown

No, I simply used the removal tool for design suite 2012

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Re: feature recognition enabler

07-12-2012 10:12 AM in reply to: kevin.brown

As the Feature recognition app is not part of the suites, using the quick uninstall on the 2012 suite is rather futile in an attempt to remove the Feature Reconition app.


What I would suggest is to try the Microsoft Fix-it tool, which can be found here:


First choose the Uninstalling option



Then select the Autodesk Feature Recognition Enabler entry to be uninstalled:


Fix it2.JPG



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Re: feature recognition enabler

07-12-2012 10:30 AM in reply to: kevin.brown

fix it did the trick! thanks:smileyhappy:

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Re: feature recognition enabler

10-30-2012 02:45 PM in reply to: bobvdd

Is there any other method you could recommend? The Lab I work at only allows our machines to access the internet through a web portal. The Microsoft Fix-it file tries to "phone home" when executed, but since it can't access the web it fails to run.

I have removed all files relating to the feature recognition enabler and have scoured the registry for any entries related to it. However, it still will not uninstall. In the Windows Uninstall program it shows that there are 3 MB of data stored, but if it's really there you folks have managed to hide it extremely well. I would like to be able to install the 2013 version of this software so I will still be able to import files sent to me, but I am concerned that having the 2012 version still showing up as being installed could wreak havoc with the operating system. If you can suggest a method that does not require it to access the web in order to function it would be greatly appreciated.

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