Archive for June, 2010

Inventor SDK Install from DVD issue.

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Initially when I installed Inventor 2011, I chose not to install the SDK (Software development kit) which includes some tools and samples for writing macros and add-ins. Today I needed to write a macro and decided to install the SDK from the DVDs. When I added the feature, it searched Install Disc 1 and came up with:

“Error 1309. Error reading from file: D:\x64\inventor\Application Data\Autodesk\Inventor 2011\SDK\UserTools.msi. System error 3. Verify that the file exists and that you can access it.”

Usually if the file it is looking for is on another disc, it’ll say something like: “Please insert Autodesk Inventor Disc 5 of 7” or similar, but not for the SDK.
Anyway, I went through the discs until I found the file on Disc 3 and clicked retry, and that solved the problem.