System requirements

System requirements for Autodesk Inventor 

Please make sure that you are installing the appropriate version of Autodesk Inventor software for your operating system. Inventor 2016 is only supported on 64-bit operating systems and cannot be installed on a 32-bit system.

System Requirements for Autodesk Inventor 2016 Windows
Operating System Recommended:
64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1 ¹
or 64-bit Microsoft Windows 10 ¹

Minimum:
64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
CPU Type Recommended:
Intel® Xeon® E3 or Core i7 or equivalent, 3.0 GHz or greater ²

Minimum:
64-bit Intel® or AMD, 2 GHz or faster ²
Memory Recommended:
16 GB RAM ³ or more

Minimum:
8 GB RAM for less than 500 part assemblies ³
Disk Space Recommended:
250 GB free disk space or more ³

Minimum:
100 GB free disk space ³
Graphics Recommended:
Microsoft® Direct3D 11® or capable graphics card or higher ⁴

Minimum:
Microsoft® Direct3D 10® capable graphics card or higher ⁴
Other
  • DVD-ROM ⁵
  • 1,280 x 1,024 or higher screen resolution
  • Internet connection for Autodesk® 360 functionality, web downloads, and Subscription Aware access
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 15 ⁶
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 8 or higher
  • Full local install of Microsoft® Excel 2007, 2010 or 2013 for iFeatures, iParts, iAssemblies, thread related commands, clearance/threaded hole creation, Global BOM, Parts Lists, Revision Tables, spreadsheet-driven designs and Studio animation of Positional Representations.  Excel Starter®, Online Office 365® and OpenOffice® are not supported.
  • 64-bit Microsoft Office is required to export Access 2007, dBase IV, Text and CSV formats.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 ⁷
 
For Complex Models, Complex Mold Assemblies, and Large Assemblies (typically more than 1,000 parts)
Operating System Recommended:
64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1 ¹
CPU Type Recommended:
Intel® Xeon® E3 or Core i7 or equivalent, 3.30 GHz or greater ²
Memory Recommended:
20 GB RAM or greater ³
Hard Disk Recommended:
500 GB free disk space or greater ³
Graphics Recommended:
Microsoft® Direct3D 11® or capable graphics card or higher ⁴
Other
  • DVD-ROM ⁵
  • 1,280 x 1,024 or higher screen resolution
  • Internet connection for Autodesk® 360 functionality, web downloads, and Subscription Aware access
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 15 ⁶
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 8 or higher
  • Full local install of Microsoft® Excel 2007, 2010 or 2013 for iFeatures, iParts, iAssemblies, thread related commands, clearance/threaded hole creation, Global BOM, Parts Lists, Revision Tables, spreadsheet-driven designs and Studio animation of Positional Representations.  Excel Starter®, Online Office 365® and OpenOffice® are not supported.
  • 64-bit Microsoft Office is required to export Access 2007, dBase IV, Text and CSV formats.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 ⁷

For Autodesk Inventor 2016 Macintosh Users

Boot Camp

You can install Autodesk® Inventor® Professional software on a Mac® computer on a Windows partition. The system must use Apple Boot Camp® to manage a dual OS configuration and meet the minimum system requirements:

  • Recommended: Mac OS® X 10.10.x
  • Minimum: Mac OS® X 10.9.x
  • Intel® Core 2 Duo or greater, 3.0 GHz or greater
  • Microsoft® 64-bit Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows® 8.1
  • RAM: 16 GB or greater recommended; 8 GB minimum
  • Partition Size: 250 GB or greater recommended; 100 GB minimum
Mac Virtualization on Parallels Desktop

Autodesk Inventor Professional can be used on the Mac via Parallels Desktop for Mac without having to boot directly into the Windows OS, so it is easy to switch between platforms. The system must meet the following requirements:

  • Recommended: Mac OS® X 10.10.x
  • Minimum: Mac OS® X 10.9.x
  • Parallels Desktop 10 or higher
  • Intel® Core 2 Duo or greater, 3.0 GHz or greater
  • Microsoft® 64-bit Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows® 8.1
  • RAM: 16 GB or greater recommended; 8 GB minimum
  • Free Disk Space: 250 GB or greater recommended; 100 GB minimum


Notes:
  1. Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Vault must both be the same language on a given computer. English versions of these applications will run on any language operating system. Other language versions of these applications will run on operating systems of that same language.
  2. Autodesk Inventor LT 2016 is optimized to take advantage of the SSE2 extended instruction sets supported on Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64, and AMD Opteron processors. Inventor LT 2016 will not install on computers that do not support SSE2. Several utilities are available on the Internet that report CPUID including supported instructions sets.
  3. Autodesk recommends settings which allow Microsoft Windows to manage virtual memory as needed. There should always be at least twice as much free hard disk space as system memory (RAM).
  4. Please refer to the Autodesk published graphics card information.
  5. DVD-ROM drive is not required if installing from USB or software download.
  6. The multimedia learning components of the Inventor Help system, such as the UI Video Tour, Command Reference, and Show Me animations, require Adobe Flash Player 10. If it is not already installed, you can download it from the Adobe website.
  7. Provided by the Autodesk product installer.