Autodesk Inventor 2020.2 Update | 468.1 mb
Autodesk Inc., has released an update to Inventor 2020. This last release includes improvements to performance, automation, and core modeling workflows. Inventor 2020 also connects you to the Autodesk Cloud.

Frame Generator
A new Category section is added to Frame Member Selection in the Insert and Change command to improve searching for a particular Family. When you choose a structural shape Category, the Family list is filtered to show only the available choices.
The Reuse and the Change/Reuse commands now display end treatments and user edits in the preview.
Legacy behavior for reused frame members has been restored. You can now select reused frame members to use as a tool to modify other members.
New controls are added to the frame angle manipulator. You can now do the following to snap to 45 degree increments:
- Shift+drag the manipulator arrow.
- Double-click the manipulator arrow.
Place Component at Origin Enhancement
The Assemble Productivity Place at Component Origin command now supports selecting more than one component to place in a single instance. In the Open dialog box, use the standard windows keyboard shortcuts, CTRL or SHIFT, to multi-select the components you want to place.
Constraint Enhancement: New Setting to Control Axial Constraints
By default, when creating an axial constraint, Inventor tries to predict the best solution for creating the constraint. The new setting, Default to Undirected, allows you to permanently revert to the legacy behavior which was undirected by default.
Tube & Pipe - Derived Route - Workflow Enhancements
- Construction geometry is now ignored when selecting sketch elements to create a derived route.
- Use the new context menu option, Delete, to manually delete an inserted fitting from a derived route.
- 3 new context menu options are added to the Place Fitting and Place from Content Center commands to make it easier to place a fitting on a derived route point: Default Filters, Points filter, and Lines Filter.


Preview Added to Direct Edit Mini-Toolbar
A preview button is added to the main Direct Edit mini-toolbar for all operations (Move, Size, Scale, Rotate, and Delete).


Return to Feature
When creating and editing sketched features, such as extrusions or revolutions, there is an additional way to return from sketch editing to feature definition, the "Return to Feature" command. It is located on the Sketch tab at the right end of the ribbon, next to the Finish Sketch command. The command text displays the particular feature type being worked on.
Value Edit Controls
When using reference values (dimensions, measurements, etc. accessed from the context menu) in the edit controls in property panels or HUDs (in-canvas heads up controls) the input bar is placed at the end of the value to enable further input such as factoring values and so on.
Hole command
The "Allow Center Point Creation" setting is remembered for the next time the command is used.
Boolean Output Choice
The Boolean output choice is included in the Presets. When you create a feature preset the Boolean choice is included in the preset. The choices preserved are: Join, Cut, or New Solid. The Boolean choice is used in presets for the Extrude, Revolve, Sweep, and Coil commands.
Property Panel - Advanced Settings Menu
This enhancement affects feature creation for both Part and Assembly features.The setting Predict Boolean Operation is added to the Advanced Settings menu for the Extrude command. The default for this setting is checked (ON). The setting overrides the active preset Boolean output choice. Uncheck the option to use the Preset setting.


AutoCAD (.dwg) Workflow Enhancement
The workflow to paste copied DWG geometry into a drawing (.idw), part (.ipt), and assembly (.iam) file has been streamlined. Previously, to paste AutoCAD geometry into an Inventor file you were required to enter sketch mode before you could paste DWG geometry. Now, to paste copied DWG geometry:
- In the part, drawing, or assembly file, press CTRL V or select Paste from the context menu.
- Select a sheet, view, or an existing sketch to enter sketch mode. A draggable rectangle displays.
- Left-click to place the copied geometry.


You can now copy a table and paste it into the same drawing sheet.

DWG File Export Workflow Enhancements
The workflow for exporting and saving a file as an AutoCAD drawing is streamlined as described below:
- The DWG File Save As Options dialog box is renamed to DWG Model File Export Options .
- The DWG File Export Options wizard is renamed to DWG Drawing File Export Options .
- The Export to DWG file menu option:
. Automatically launches DWG Model File Export Options dialog box in a part or in an assembly file.
. Automatically launches DWG Drawing File Export Options wizard in a drawing file.
Note: To bypass the wizard and immediately launch the Save as dialog box, deselect the new check box, Always prompt for Options.
- The Save as type default is changed from Inventor Drawing Files (.dwg) to AutoCAD DWG Files (.dwg) when selecting File Export Export to DWG.

Improved Error Handling Message for Projects

The error handling messages that displays when you try to open a file that is not in the search path of the active project is updated to provide more helpful explanation of how to resolve the issue:


Circular Measurement Enhancement
Previously, the measured values of a circular edge displayed in a different order than the measured values of a circular face. All diameter/radius geometry types now display the measured values in a consistent order as follows: Diameter, Radius, Total Loop Length, Area.
Performance Enhancement
Improved Cable and Harness performance when referencing components.

Translator Enhancements

- Support for Creo 6 import is added.
- JT
. Support for JT 10.5, both import (read) and export (write) is added.
. Support for import and export JT files with graphical Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) is added.

Tolerance Analysis

If Tolerance Analysis is not installed, the command in the Environments tab displays a different icon and provides access to the download information.

3D Annotation

You can now use Change Annotation Plane and Change to Next Candidate Plane on promoted dimensions.
3D Annotation
Resolved issues with tolerance annotations creation. INVGEN-26412
Add-Ins - 3D PDF
Resolved issue where Inventor would enable the Export to 3D PDF the Skip All Unresolved files check box even though customer had disabled the option. INVGEN-26095
Add-Ins - Cable and Harness
Improved stability in the Cable & Harness environment. INVGEN-32561
Add-Ins - Content Center
Resolved issue where pressing ENTER failed to work after selecting Replace from Content Center. INVGEN-26403
Resolved issue where Content Center user interface did not display correctly after resizing window. INVGEN-26812
Resolved issue where the Save/Yes/No/Cancel dialog box failed to display when closing the Family Table dialog box after making changes to a family table. INVGEN-27810
Improved stability when using the Update Tool and publishing to Content Center. INVGEN-28151
Resolved issue where the Content Center context menu commands were disabled in assemblies with active non-master positional representation. INVGEN-29439
Improved stability when using the Update Tool and publishing to Content Center. INVGEN-29718
Improved performance when updating the custom Content Center library. INVGEN-29946
Improved performance when updating the custom Content Center library. INVGEN-31289
Improved performance when updating the custom Content Center library. INVGEN-32582
Resolved issue where customized Content Center families did not migrate correctly. INVGEN-33012
Resolved issue where Content Center category icons would go missing after installing Windows 10 update KB4517389. INVGEN-34009
Add-Ins - Design Accelerator
Resolved issue where a bolted connection with multiple center points failed to update after updating the assembly. INVGEN-25861
Resolved instability issue when working with the Design Accelerator Beam Calculator and dragging a support. INVGEN-32811
Resolved issue preventing the Design Accelerator HTML Report button from displaying on recent Windows 10 systems (update 1903 and higher). INVGEN-33185
Resolved issue where the translated strings for holes display incorrectly in the Bolted Connection dialog. INVGEN-33469
Add-Ins - Frame Generator
Resolved issue where inserted custom Frame member parameters G_H and G_W don't update with the correct unit type. INVGEN-2880
Resolved issue where a frame assembly requires a part sketch to be adaptive. INVGEN-13804
Resolved issue preventing the Update command from updating Frame Generator assemblies. INVGEN-30806
Resolved position issues with Frame members that were inserted with the Flip option. INVGEN-31435
Improved stability when inserting aluminum parts into Frame Generator. INVGEN-31582
Resolved issue where the Application option/Part tab/ Auto-consume work features and surface features option is ignored. INVGEN-32216
Add-Ins - iLogic
Improved behavior when working with equality tests for parameter values in iLogic rules. INVGEN-12769
An iLogic form is no longer disabled by the Measure command. INVGEN-32950
Add-Ins - Simulation
Improved stability when working in the Assign Materials dialog box. INVGEN-30338
Resolved issue where the sta_sta.htm file was missing and causing the Stress Analysis Guidance content to display incorrectly. INVGEN-33384
Add-Ins - Simulation - Dynamic Simulation
Improved stability when entering the Dynamic Simulation environment. INVGEN-30781
Add-Ins - Tube and Pipe
Improved stability when updating fittings in the Tube & Pipe environment. INVGEN-30778
Improved stability and robustness when working in the Tube & Pipe environment. INVGEN-31244
Resolved issue that prevented changes to fitting orientation in the Tube & Pipe environment. INVGEN-31247
Resolved issue where the Enter Angle context menu option wasn't available when changing the orientation of a Tube & Pipe fitting. INVGEN-32418
Resolved issue where modified member and family properties containing segments weren't updating correctly in Content Center. INVGEN-32479
Resolved issue that prevented creating new Tube & Pipe runs when a shared project is enabled. INVGEN-32980
Resolved issue that prevented the Component Appearance selector in Tube & Pipe Styles editor from being editable. INVGEN-33549
Assemblies - BOM
Resolved issue where the BOM context menu option, Open, was enabled when working with a virtual component. INVGEN-30034
Assemblies - Constraints-Joint-Assemble
Resolved issue where joints couldn't be selected when Enable Prehighlight is not enabled in Application Options/Color tab. INVGEN-26832
Assemblies - Derived-Shrinkwrap
Resolved issue where invisible welds in sub-assembly didn't display correctly in the substitute of a top assembly. INVGEN-29951
Resolved issue where Hole patching does not use the Representation View when deriving an assembly. INVGEN-30798
Assemblies - Express
Resolved issue that prevented selection of multiple geometries when projecting geometry in express mode. INVGEN-30722
Assemblies - Properties
Improved stability when modifying iproperties for read-only files. INVGEN-33238
Assemblies - Shrinkwrap
Resolved issue where Break Link Shrinkwrap didn't work with preserved features. INVGEN-33587
Assemblies - UI
Resolved issue causing a warning dialog to display when refreshing assembly files. INVGEN-29820
Desktop Viewer
Resolved issue where an error message incorrectly displays when opening Inventor Read-only mode for the first time. INVGEN-31294
Drawings - Annotations - Balloon
Resolved issue where balloons would lose connection to iParts after updating a drawing. INVGEN-19327
Resolved issue where balloons would disappear when opening a drawing with Defer Updates enabled. INVGEN-31051
Drawings - Migration
Improved stability when opening drawing files. INVGEN-33877
Drawings - Styles
Improved stability when changing the thickness of a Section line. INVGEN-17446
Resolved issue with Weld Symbol values overlapping after changing scale factor. INVGEN-29715
Drawings - Tables
Resolved issue where the Save Item Overrides to BOM context menu option fails to update BOM. INVGEN-29681
Drawings - Title Blocks-Borders
Resolved issue with cyclic dependency error in 2020 and 2020.1 when editing drawing border. INVGEN-30852
Drawings - Views
Resolved issue where drawing files displayed differently when opened in Inventor 2014 and Inventor 2018 or later. INVGEN-29425
Resolved the issue where the drawing custom filter, View, was not working. INVGEN-30206
Resolved issue where the base view did not update as defined by the view representation in express mode. INVGEN-31397
Resolved issue causing a performance issue with updating a drawing in R2019. INVGEN-31684
Resolved issue where the Base View command > Drawing View dialog box > Recovery Options tab > All Model Dimensions option failed to work when repositioning the preview. INVGEN-32079
Improved stability when turning off Defer Updates after opening a drawing. INVGEN-32395
Resolved issue with the drawing view scale changing unexpectedly when editing, and the scale factor was not listed in the preset value. INVGEN-33804
Resolved issue that caused a gap between a selected plane and the section view plane. INVGEN-24564
Resolved issue with numbers with decimal values not displaying correctly when using libxl. INVGEN-29526
Resolved issue where iProperties values did not display when the string exceeded 500 characters. INVGEN-29529
Resolved display issue with the top of prompt dialogs. INVGEN-30069
Resolved issue where silhouette edges displayed incorrectly. INVGEN-30273
Resolved issue where templates containing a period in the file name were not showing up in the list of templates when accessing via the Create In-Place dialog box. INVGEN-30324
Resolved issue where Inventor folders remain locked in Windows Explorer even though all files are closed. INVGEN-30807
Resolved issue where the %Release% variable in a Design Data path didn't work correctly. INVGEN-31648
Improved stability when working with orphaned OLE objects. INVGEN-32046
Improved performance when starting Inventor. INVGEN-32369
Resolved issue that prevented the Edit Cell dialog from displaying when accessing it from the Parameters dialog. INVGEN-29630
Increased stability and performance when updating a parameter in excel. INVGEN-30783
Resolved issue where multi-solid body part files authored in LT create unexpectedly large part files. INVGEN-29161
Resolved issue preventing Korean from being typed in correctly in an Engineers Notebook after installing Inventor 2019.1 update. For more information, see this article. INVGEN-29269
Improved stability when opening part file. INVGEN-31476
Parts - 2D Sketch
Region Properties are now calculated accurately. INVGEN-23248
Improved stability when deleting a sketch entity. INVGEN-30363
Resolved issue where the Sketch Region Properties ignores edits made using the Edit Coordinate System. INVGEN-31298
Resolved issue where the 2D Sketch Rotate command would change the Origin of the geometry. INVGEN-31344
Resolved issue with the Select Sketch Features option not working correctly when editing in-place a sketch. INVGEN-33363
Parts - Extrude-Revolve-Sweep-Coil
Resolved issue preventing creation of a solid sweep when using any of the following sweep options: Constant, Parallel, or Align with vector orientation. INVGEN-22037
Resolved issue with Sweep settings, Fixed Orientation and Aligned Orientation not working correctly. INVGEN-24060
Resolved issue preventing creation of a solid sweep cut when using the Cut for Boolean option. INVGEN-24616
Resolved issue with the sweep feature creating geometry incorrectly. INVGEN-27679
Resolved issue where the mouse wheel couldn't function properly in a property panel. INVGEN-28188
Resolved issue preventing the creation of an Extrude feature in an imported DWG file that was imported with the Constraint End Points option off. INVGEN-30758
Resolved issue that prevented an Extrude feature from being created when switching the iPart member. INVGEN-31624
Improved stability when deselecting profiles when editing a Sweep feature. INVGEN-32328
Parts - Fillet-Chamfer
Improved stability when creating Fillet feature. INVGEN-31563
Parts - Freeform
Improved stability when merging edges of a Freeform surface. INVGEN-29293
Parts - Hole-Threads
Improved stability in the sketch environment. INVGEN-23561
Resolved issue where the default hole direction is incorrect when two faces are coincident in a multi-body. INVGEN-30491
Parts - iFeature-iPart
Improved stability when using iFeature for and computer memory is low. INVGEN-33088
Improved stability when using Punch Tool. INVGEN-33221
Parts - Sheet Metal
Resolved issue causing centerlines to go missing in Sheet Metal Flat Patterns. INVGEN-28757
Resolved issue where cut feature failed when German Language Pack was active. INVGEN-30293
Fixed issue with Sheetmetal Refold using a wrong stationary Face. INVGEN-31826
Parts - Shell-Thicken-Offset-Emboss
Improved stability when working with the Shell command. INVGEN-28198
Parts - UI
Resolved issue where the sketch text size didn't update when the document unit was changed. INVGEN-33165
Resolved issue causing Bar Code fonts to not export correctly in drawings exported to PDF. INVGEN-28721
Resolved issue preventing annotations and title blocks to export to AutoCAD DWG with the correct scale. INVGEN-30737
Resolved issue where a hatch would go missing after exporting an Inventor drawing to AutoCAD DWG. INVGEN-31220
Resolved issue causing AIGDT italic symbols to print in the normal style in drawings exported to PDF. INVGEN-33329
Improved stability when Exporting to the JT CAD Format using a configuration file. INVGEN-33501
UI - Customization
Resolved issue where text on customized ribbon commands was missing and the order was reversed. INVGEN-26616

Known Issues

If Inventor 2020.1, 2020.2 and a standalone language pack were installed one by one after installing the original Inventor 2020 release, then uninstalling 2020.2 will cause subsequent issues. To resolve this, either re-install Inventor 2020.2, or uninstall/re-install the standalone language pack. DEPLOY-4504
About Autodesk Inventor 2020. This year we celebrate Inventor's 20 year anniversary with the release of Inventor Pro 2020. This release delivers a host of enhancements to help you solve complex product design challenges and get more done in less time.

Inventor Pro 2020 delivers:

- Enhanced User Interface (UI) and Workflows: Streamlined part modeling, smart sketch profile detection, multi-monitor app frame, and a modernized look and feel.
- Customer Driven Improvements: Solid sweep, frame design productivity, complex surface unwrap and flattening, read-only mode, settings presets, and several more from Inventor Ideas that came directly from you.
- Continued Delivery of Professional Grade Functionality: Faster import, patterning, navigation, Tube & Pipe route edits, as well as expanded Express Mode functionality.
- Multiple Fixes Improving Stability and Quality: Click here for a detailed list of these improvements.

Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone-from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists-uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges.

Product: Autodesk Inventor
Version: 2020.2 Update
Supported Architectures: x64
Language: english
System Requirements: PC *
Supported Operating Systems: *
Software Prerequisites: Autodesk Inventor 2020
Size: 468.1 mb

Installation Requirements

- Autodesk Inventor 2020 supports Windows 7 SP1 64-bit and Windows 10 64-bit.
- Windows 7 SP1 requires MS KB update (4019990). If not already present on the machine and/or if MS Updates are disabled, this KB update will need to be applied prior to installing Inventor.
- If you are using Windows 7 on a 64-bit system, please verify that you have the Microsoft fix for user mode callback exceptions KB976038. This fix ensures that Autodesk receives the correct data from Inventor error reports.
- If you download the source files to a local folder with a name that contains non-English characters, ensure that the language in Regional Settings is consistent with the language name of the local folder.
- Make sure the Inventor install path does not contain double-byte characters when installing Inventor on a single-byte operating system.
- If the installer prevents you from installing one or more products, pause the cursor over the red "prohibited" circle beside the product name for more information.
- A Warning 1946 dialog may be seen during installation. This is a benign Microsoft warning and can be safely ignored. Simply click OK on the dialog.
- Installation is sometimes slow due to Microsoft security update KB2918614. If so, the installation will require 2-3 hours to complete. For more information, please refer to Microsoft support page.
- Autodesk Vault Basic 2020 is delivered as a separate installer. Customers who use Vault Basic may download both the Basic Client and Basic Server from [Autodesk Account].
- File In Use dialog about Autodesk Analytics Client Service may pop up during product uninstall or reinstall. You can safely continue by clicking Ignore button.
- Use the Autodesk Uninstall Tool to uninstall Inventor. Uninstalling Inventor from the Control Panel may result in the File in Use dialog box prompting you to close Autodesk Analytics Client Service. In this workflow, click Ignore to complete the process. NOTE: We recommend you close all Autodesk products before beginning the uninstall process.

System Requirements for Autodesk Inventor 2020 Windows

Operating System
- 64-bit Microsoft Windows 10 Semi-Annual Channel
- 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 with Update KB4019990 and Internet Explorer 10 or later
Recommended: 3.0 GHz or greater, 4 or more cores
Minimum: 2.5 GHz or greater
Recommended: 20 GB RAM or more
Minimum: 8 GB RAM for less than 500-part assemblies
Disk Space Installer plus full installation: 40 GB
Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Minimum: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Display Resolution
Recommended: 3840 x 2160 (4K); Preferred scaling: 100%, 125%, 150% or 200%
Minimum: 1280 x 1024
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant (3DConnexion 3D Mouse optional)
Productivity: 3DConnexion SpaceMouse®, driver version 10.5.12 or later
Network Internet connection for web install with Autodesk Desktop App, Autodesk collaboration functionality, web downloads, and licensing. Network license manager supports Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2012 R2, 2008 R2 and the operating systems listed above.
Full local install of Microsoft Excel 2010, 2013, 2016 or 2019 for iFeatures, iParts, iAssemblies, Global BOM, Parts Lists, Revision Tables, spreadsheet-driven designs and Studio animation of Positional Representations.
64-bit Microsoft Office is required to export Access 2007, dBase IV, Text and CSV formats.
Office 365 subscribers must ensure they have a local installation of Microsoft Excel 2016.
Windows Excel Starter, OpenOffice, and browser-based Office 365 applications are not supported.
Browser Google Chrome or equivalent
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.7 or later. Windows Updates enabled for installation.

For Complex Models, Complex Mold Assemblies, and Large Assemblies (typically more than 1,000 parts)

CPU Type *
Recommended: 3.30 GHz or greater, 4 or more cores
Recommended: 24 GB RAM or greater
Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant


* Autodesk Inventor is optimized to take advantage of the SSE2 extended instruction sets supported on Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64, and AMD Opteron processors. Inventor 2020 will not install on computers that do not support SSE2. Several utilities are available on the Internet that report CPUID including supported instructions sets.
** Autodesk recommends settings which allow Microsoft Windows to manage virtual memory as needed. There should always be at least twice as much free hard disk space as system memory (RAM).