Install Inventor Read-only Mode using Custom Install

May 30, 2022 Joanna Gryszka


You want to install Inventor Read-only Mode without Inventor for a user that needs an Inventor file viewer without design capabilities.


Create a Custom Install in your Autodesk Account to install Inventor Read-only Mode only.

  • Log into your Autodesk Account.

  • Go to Products and Services in the left menu.

  • Choose Custom Install and the ‘Create Package’ button at the top right

  • Select Inventor Professional from the list of products.
    • Select the latest version or a specific version 
    • Expand Customizations and select ‘Only install Inventor Read-only mode(without Inventor)
    • Select Next

  • To install this on the current machine, choose the Install option.
  • To create a Deployment for multiple machines, choose Deploy.  See How to create a Custom Install-deployment.
  • Type in a Package name and description(optional)
  • Change the installation path if needed under Advanced options
  • Select Download 
  • An executable file named Package name.exe will download to your Downloads folder.
  • Run this file to create the installation files in C:\Autodesk\

  • Once the installer files extract to C:\Autodesk\ you can select Install to immediately install Inventor Read-Only Mode.

For more information on Inventor file viewers:

  For more information on Custom Installs:

About the Author

Joanna Gryszka

Manufacturing Technical Support Specialist<br><br>Joanna has over eight years of experience working with Autodesk products. She started supporting core AutoCAD and network installations of all Autodesk products. She now has five years of experience with Inventor. <br> She graduated from Mechanical Engineering and has been providing solutions to clients and dedicating her knowledge to the Solution Center since then.

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