Inventor Viewer

May 26, 2022 Joanna Gryszka


You need an Inventor Viewer to open Inventor assembly, part or drawing files in a read-only mode to view, measure and print.


The following options are available:

  1. Install Inventor and use Inventor Read-only Mode as a viewer (no license or internet connection needed)
  2. Upload files into the Web based Autodesk Viewer
  3. Install Inventor View

Inventor Read-only Mode is the preferred viewer over Inventor View since Inventor 2020 when it was introduced. 

The following table shows the additional features that are available in Inventor Read-only mode vs Inventor View.

Inventor Read-only Mode

Install Inventor Read-Only Mode using one of these options:

  1. Download Inventor from Autodesk Assistant or get a download from Autodesk Account
  2. Download an Inventor trial:
  3. Install Inventor Read-Only Mode using a Custom Install in Autodesk account

Run Inventor Read-only Mode *Version* that's included with the Inventor installation.

Autodesk Viewer

Upload your files at

Drag the file(s) from Windows Explorer into the browser window or select Upload new file and browse to a file.

Inventor View

Download Inventor View

Vault Client

To open Inventor file in Inventor Read-Only mode:

  • In Tools>Options..., set 'Default settings for viewing Inventor files:' to 'Inventor Read-only Mode'.

More on Inventor viewing options.

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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