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How to Download & Install the Inventor 2017.3 (R3) Update

by Nigel Ambayec on Nov 9, 2016

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Want to see what's new in Inventor 2018? Read our coverage here.

This week, Autodesk released the Inventor 2017.3 update. It comes with new features as well as improvements to a number of existing ones. This all leads to an improved work experience.

We'll show you how to install this update through the Autodesk Desktop Application.

As of May of this year, users are able to download and install updates in the Desktop App, making updating your software a breeze. In 4 steps, you'll be on your way to experiencing the Inventor 2017.3 update.

Step 1: Open the Autodesk Desktop App

Within your start menu, search for "Autodesk Desktop." Once found, click to open.

How to Download the Inventor 2017 R2 Update Step 1


Step 2: Sign-In to Autodesk Desktop App

Once the Desktop App window is open, sign-in using your Autodesk Account loginIf you've forgotten your credentials, don't worry. There is a password recovery option that's extremely simple to use. 

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Step 3: Select the Program You Want to Update

Once you're logged in, you'll want to navigate to the program you'd like to update. Since you're looking to move to the Inventor 2017.3 update, select "Inventor" from the list of choices on the left. This will display all available updates for Inventor. 

How to Download the Inventor 2017 R2 Update Step 3


Step 4: Click "Update" to Download & Install

Once you have selected "Inventor", it will bring up all of the available updates for Autodesk Inventor as well as Learning Material. At the top of the list of updates is the Inventor 2017.3 Update. From here, select the "Update" option to the right to begin the installation. Make sure your Inventor Application is closed prior to starting the update.

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After you have clicked "Update", the Autodesk Desktop App will begin downloading and installing the new update. The process shouldn't take too long. 

Once the download is finished, you're all set! Now, you can jump into the Inventor environment and experience the update for yourself!

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Now that you know how to install it, learn more about what features are exciting the KETIV team in the Inventor 2017.3 update. Read about some of our favorite changes in our latest blog post.


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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, Tech Tips, Autodesk Inventor 2017, Autodesk Inventor 2017 R3, Autodesk Inventor 2017.3

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