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Registered: ‎10-10-2011
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Launching CFD from within Inventor

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03-20-2012 02:14 PM



Does anyone have experience with setting up Inventor so that Simulation CFD shows up in the top menu? It has dissappeared for me.

Thanks in advance,

-Gaurav Suri

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Re: Launching CFD from within Inventor

03-20-2012 09:59 PM in reply to: gauravsuri

hello.. in the install folder is a utility called SimCFDConfig.exe, run that and it should notice Inventor is installed and will place the necessary files where you need them. If that doesn't work, may want to ping support and they can give you the manual file copying method.

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Re: Launching CFD from within Inventor

03-22-2012 06:30 AM in reply to: gauravsuri

Assuming this is properly matched 64bit Inventor 2012 and 64bit CFD 2012, you can manually run the following to try manually setting up the launcher.
Navigate to:
C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Simulation CFD 2012\Launchers\Inventor\
and (if Win7 right-click "Run as Admin") on the



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Re: Launching CFD from within Inventor

04-02-2014 11:44 AM in reply to: gauravsuri

Not sure if this still works with newer versions of CFD. I ran into the same issue earlier today and was able to get the export to sim CFD ribbon option in inventor by updating both Inventor and Sim CFD with the autodesk installer from add/remove programs. 

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