The Read Me for the UI Technology Preview for Autodesk Inventor 2009 is available at:
OK - don't everyone click at once. I am familiar with the fact that not everyone reads the read me. On the other hand, many people read this blog because the content is brought to them using an RSS reader. So allow me to note a few of the items from the read me:
This UI technology Preview can be applied to the following flavors of Autodesk Inventor 2009:
- Autodesk Inventor Suite
- Autodesk Inventor Routed Systems Suite
- Autodesk Inventor Simulation Suite
- Autodesk Inventor Professional
Autodesk Inventor LT Technology Preview 2009 is not supported.
The UI Technology Preview cannot be installed if you have previously installed any service packs or hot fixes for Inventor 2009.
You must have Administrator privileges on your local machine to install the UI Technology Preview.
The UI Technology Preview for Autodesk Inventor 2009 and Autodesk Inventor 2009 use the same file formats (.iam, .ipt, .idw, .ipn, .idv, .ide). All file types can be interchanged between these versions.
The last run version of Inventor must be Inventor 2009 to install/run the UI Technology Preview.
The UI Technology Preview consumes the same license as the last run version of Inventor 2009.
You can start Inventor 2009 and the UI Technology Preview side-by-side.
Unlike Office 2007, the drop-down arrow at the end of the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) is not for customization. Use it when there are too many buttons on the QAT compared to the horizontal size of Inventor application window.
The UI Technology Preview can be installed with localized Inventor, but both English and localized text show in the UI.
When using on Microsoft Vista, do not remove .NET 3.0 components; otherwise UI Technology Preview crashes in the Startup. (Windows Control Panel > Programs > Program and Features > Turn Windows features on or off > Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0).
Sharing information about technologies, one way or another, is alive in the lab.