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avto
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Compatible Mechanical Desktop 2009 for Inventor 2010

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04-21-2010 02:13 PM

Recently Autodesk Product Support was asked:
We have a new machine that we installed the 2010 Inventor Suite on but now need Mechanical Desktop 2009 installed to work with legacy jobs.
This is a common question that we would like to get a solution out to a larger audience of users.
If you are a previously licensed user of Mechanical Desktop software and have uninstalled Mechanical Desktop 2009 or are installing Inventor 2010 on a new computer then you will need to download new installation files that are compatible with Inventor 2010.
The new installer for AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop 2009 is provided by a self-contained installation file that you can download here.
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/item?id=13744274&siteID=123112

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alex.m.ganhao
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Re: Compatible Mechanical Desktop 2009 for Inventor 2010

07-30-2010 10:19 AM in reply to: avto

Will MDT2009 work with Inventor 2010 or 2011 on a Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit) OS?

Inventor Pro 2013 (waiting for SP1)
Lenovo W520 ThinkPad
Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
Intel i7-2760QM CPU @ 2.4GHz
8 GB RAM
NVIDIA Quadro 1000M
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TravisNave
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Re: Compatible Mechanical Desktop 2009 for Inventor 2010

07-30-2010 10:51 AM in reply to: alex.m.ganhao

Windows 7 is not supported for Autodesk 2009 products and prior.  My recommendation would be to use the free Windows XP Virtual PC provided by Microsoft for Windows 7 users. 

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mikeg
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Re: Compatible Mechanical Desktop 2009 for Inventor 2010

05-06-2011 06:58 AM in reply to: TravisNave

this is not entirely true.  I had MDT2009 installed on my WS while using Vista 64.  I then did an upgrade to Windows 7 and MDT2009 still ran fine.  Unfortunantly, I had other issues with the upgrade and have now reformatted and installed a full blown copy of Win-7 and now I can't install the MDT Download.  So, I guess I'll have to go to the virtual machine.  It was a sad day when Autodesk droped MTD.  I tried to open an MDT file in Mechanical and it says I cannot modify a MDT file.   I have about 5 yrs woth of MDT files still to work with...Not good news for me.

 

This is the error I get.

MDT_Error-2011-05-06_0657.png

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TravisNave
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Re: Compatible Mechanical Desktop 2009 for Inventor 2010

05-06-2011 09:48 AM in reply to: avto
Depends on your perspective. It was a happy day to many when MDT was buried. Autodesk gave everyone over four years notice that it was coming. That's more than enough time to prepare, rather than procrastinate. RIP MDT!
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mikeg
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Re: Compatible Mechanical Desktop 2009 for Inventor 2010

05-06-2011 10:37 AM in reply to: TravisNave

Well,

 

Not to start a flame war, but if you are the only designer in the company you generally have current things to work on rather than updating old drawings/parts to a new format...please don't generalize.  And besides, in my opinion, MDT was far superior to Mechanical.

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mikeg
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Message 7 of 19 (1,641 Views)

Re: Compatible Mechanical Desktop 2009 for Inventor 2010

05-06-2011 11:08 AM in reply to: TravisNave

TravisNave wrote:

Windows 7 is not supported for Autodesk 2009 products and prior.  My recommendation would be to use the free Windows XP Virtual PC provided by Microsoft for Windows 7 users. 


Just to let everybody that cares know, if you right click on the "acad" windows installer and run "Troubleshoot Compatibility", this will dissable the version check.  Then, run the install and MDT2009 will run on Windows 7.

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TravisNave
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Re: Compatible Mechanical Desktop 2009 for Inventor 2010

05-06-2011 11:55 AM in reply to: avto
Autodesk added retroactive support for MDT2009 as part of the AIS2010 package. You're duplicating known information and adding it to an ancient post in this forum. Compatibility mode is not necessary nor supported. Additionally it is not a supported platform for products prior to the 2010 release with exception to MDT.
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Message 9 of 19 (1,632 Views)

Re: Compatible Mechanical Desktop 2009 for Inventor 2010

05-06-2011 12:25 PM in reply to: TravisNave

Whatever...it would not run on my windows 7 unless I used the compatability...nobody told you you had to come out and read an old post.  I have not had to reistall for a few years, so it is not old to me.  And my not be old to someone else...

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TravisNave
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Re: Compatible Mechanical Desktop 2009 for Inventor 2010

05-06-2011 12:49 PM in reply to: avto
You are providing invalid and unsupported information when there is already a new and supported method provided by Autodesk.

You are responding with irrelevant information to an outdated post to which there is now an officially supported method.

I urge any registered user of MDT 2009 who is having problems installing on Windows 7 64-bit to ignore this old information and instead refer to the supported version found here:

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/item?id=13744274&siteID=123112

Please understand that this forum is here to help fellow users with valid data. In the future, I would recommend creating a new post rather than responding to one with outdated information.

I wish you luck with your installation issue.
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