A student had recently installed Autodesk Inventor Professional 2014 SP1 on his Dell Inspiron 7520, running Windows 8.1. Inventor refused to run and crashed with a more or less useless crash report. It turns out that Dell or possibly someone else hadn’t properly installed the driver for the AMD Radeon HD graphics card. Catalyst Control […]

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It’s the same story all over again. While preparing installation instructions for Autodesk Inventor Professional 2015, for my students, I came across an error I thought would have been fixed by now.

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If you receive such an error message from Autodesk Inventor Professional 2014, you might need to reinstall the VBA 7 modules. See http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item/print?siteID=123112&id=21910314&linkID=9242018 for more details. The short story is to shut down Inventor and reinstall the VBA 7 modules using either 3rdParty\x64\VBA\Vba7.MSI or 3rdParty\x86\VBA\Vba7.MSI from the installation media or from C:\Autodesk.

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