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orobracs
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Autodesk Inventor 2014 Install Disk Space

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04-19-2013 08:29 PM

I am attempting to install Autodesk 2014 Educational on my computer running Windows 8 Pro.

 

However, I am attempting to install not to my C:\ drive, but to my D:\ drive, as C:\ is a SSD used exclusively for my OS, and does not have room to support Inventor. However, I am only able to relocate Inventor itself to my D:\ drive, Autodesk still insists on depositing ten gigabytes of ambiguous content on my C:\ drive. As there is insufficient room on the drive to do this, it refuses to install. (I am using the 'Install Now' download option)

 

Thanks for your time!

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JimStrenk
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Re: Autodesk Inventor 2014 Install Disk Space

04-21-2013 11:45 AM in reply to: orobracs

orobracs wrote:

I am attempting to install Autodesk 2014 Educational on my computer running Windows 8 Pro.

 

However, I am attempting to install not to my C:\ drive, but to my D:\ drive, as C:\ is a SSD used exclusively for my OS, and does not have room to support Inventor. However, I am only able to relocate Inventor itself to my D:\ drive, Autodesk still insists on depositing ten gigabytes of ambiguous content on my C:\ drive. As there is insufficient room on the drive to do this, it refuses to install. (I am using the 'Install Now' download option)

 

Thanks for your time!


It's been my personal experience what your attempting do won't is not possible and with good reason.  Many, if not most or all the files placed on your computer during installation are written in a way that points to other files that are expected in specific locations.

What you can do however, is to separate applications and program files, from the data files.  After installing the application at its default locations on the C: Drive, I then run Inventor for the first time and make my customizations so that project files, part files, assembly files, FEA calculations and other related data or output files reside on the D: Drive.  Here at home, you'll see a main folder for each years new installation of Inventor with folder names such as Inventor 2013 Pro, Inventor 2012 Pro and so on, on the D: Drive.

 

I follow a very basic philososphy of installing appliications and program files on the C: Drive and keep all my data on the D: Drive.  In your particular case, it would appear that you're going to need a larger C: Drive to accomplish installing Inventor 2014. :smileysad:

 

I hope my reply helps in stimulating others in joining this discussion and removing any thought from your head that you're being ignored.

Jim Strenk

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TravisNave
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04-22-2013 07:14 AM in reply to: orobracs
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koen.van.tiel
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09-11-2013 10:55 AM in reply to: TravisNave
Hi,

I'm having the same problem. I'm still 4,8gb short in memory so i'm currently looking for a alternative way to install inventor on my 3Tb HDD.

I'll post any progress in here but for the now all tips and tricks are welcome.

Greethings

Koen.
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dgorsman
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09-11-2013 01:38 PM in reply to: koen.van.tiel

3 *terrabyte* drive and you STILL don't have room?  Time for some long overdue housekeeping!  Check your temp folders for *all* software, clean those out.  Move your books, movies, music, pictures and other information you don't use on a day-to-day basis to an external hard drive or burn them to disc for archiving.  Uninstall software you aren't using.  Delete any BETA installers that are past their expiry date.  Kick the garbage can, scrape out anything older than a couple of months.  Run a malware checker to make sure you aren't getting bloated by downloaded garbage.  And don't forget to follow through on a regular basis, otherwise you'll end up in the same boat later on.

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koen.van.tiel
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Re: Autodesk Inventor 2014 Install Disk Space

09-11-2013 02:31 PM in reply to: orobracs

Oops, forgot te mention thats my D: drive. My C: is a 36gb SSD disk designated for Windows.

 

I might have found a way by creating a junction (using a file on C: thats works as a direct link to a file in my D:smileyhappy:

 

I Have also found a way to relocate inventor (2011) from my C: to my D:. Trouble is that i needs to be installed first. 

 

When i have it working i will make a guide on how to do both. 

 

Greethings

 

Koen.

 

PS: my thanks go out to the guys from Tweakers.nl

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waltertyler00
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Re: Autodesk Inventor 2014 Install Disk Space

09-04-2014 11:17 AM in reply to: JimStrenk

Hi Jim,

 

Very clever!!

 

I wanted to follow your logic and do this with my Revit 2014 and AutoCAD 2014 programs.

 

Are you entering into the C:smileyvery-happy:rive links for the various project files, part files, assembly files, FEA calculations and other related data or output files and creating your own in the D:smileyvery-happy:rive ? Or are you copying all the C:smileyvery-happy:rive documents over to the D:smileyvery-happy:rive? Or something else ?

 

Please reply with your methodlogy and process of which exact files your moving and how... thank you!

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