Inventor General Discussion

Inventor General Discussion

*Galen Weinkauf
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Inventor crash upon startup

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01-28-2008 08:16 AM
I need some help with Inventor 11. It will crash after it is open and try to
open or start a new file.

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Re: Inventor crash upon startup

01-28-2008 08:21 AM in reply to: *Galen Weinkauf
Is this a new problem?
Are you running a certified graphics card/driver?
Open Inventor but before opening a file try going to Tools>Application Options>Hardware tab and see if changing from Direct 3D to Open GL makes a difference.
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Re: Inventor crash upon startup

01-28-2008 08:23 AM in reply to: *Galen Weinkauf
Hi Galen,

Has this install ever worked or is it a new installation?

It is likely a graphics card/driver issue.

Have you verified that your graphics card and drivers are compatible?

Take a look here:

Make sure your O/S has all Microsoft sp's

To verify that it is a graphics card issue, you can:

Select the Tools menu (prior to trying to open anything)
Select Application Options
Select the Hardware tab
Set your display to use software graphics (GDI)

This will run all graphics in emulation mode. It will be pretty slow but if
it works it means you have a graphics card/driver problem.

Gary R. Smith
Autodesk Inventor Team
Portland, OR
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