Autodesk recently released the R2 update for Inventor 2017, which came with 40 new enhancements and changes to the software to improve user experience. We'll show you how to download these updates, as well as any other future updates, using the Autodesk Desktop App.
In the past, users often downloaded and installed updates via the Autodesk Application Manager. With the release of the new Autodesk Desktop App back in May comes a new set of steps for downloading and installing your updates.
Step 1: Open Autodesk Desktop App
You can do this by searching Autodesk Desktop in the Start menu. It should be one of the first results you see. Click and open your Autodesk Desktop App.
Step 2: Sign-In to Your Autodesk Desktop App
Once the Desktop App window is open, sign-in using your Autodesk Account login info.
Step 3: Select the Program You Want to Update
Once signed in, you'll want to select the program to update. In this case, you'll want to select Inventor from the list of programs to the left to see all of the available updates for it. This list displays all of the updates for the Autodesk products installed on your computer.
Step 4: Click Update to Begin the Download
Once you have selected Inventor, it will bring up all of the available updates for Inventor as well as Learning Material. At the top of the list of updates is the Inventor 2017 R2 Update. From here, select the Update option to the right to begin the installation.
Step 5: Complete the Download and Installation of R2 Update
After you have clicked Update, the Autodesk Desktop App will begin the downloading and installing the new update. All that's left for you to do is wait for it to finish!
Step 6: You're Done!
Once the download is finished, you are all set. The only thing left for you to do is jump into Inventor and experience the enhancements for yourself!
Now that you know how to install it, learn more about what's in the Inventor 2017 R2 update. Read about some of our favorite changes on our blog post here.
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