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Switching Inventor UI language with Language Packs.

A - answer You can change the language of the Autodesk Inventor 2013 user interface not only by installing a specific primary localized version but also by subsequent installations of "Language Packs".

These language packs are freely downloadable from You can apply them on your existing (e.g. English) Inventor version to add one or more additional UI languages. The installation packages of the individual language packs have only cca 90MB each.

After you install a Language pack, the launch icon for the specific Inventor version is created automatically. This icon defines the UI language as a runstring parameter for Inventor.exe - e.g.:

"C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2013\Bin\Inventor.exe" /language=DEU

The individual 3-letter language codes for the paramater "/language" are following:

  • English - ENU
  • German - DEU
  • French - FRA
  • Italian - ITA
  • Spanish - ESP
  • Japanese - JAP
  • Chinese (simplified) - CHS
  • Chinese (traditional) - CHT
  • Korean - KOR
  • Czech - CSY
  • Polish - POL
  • Russian - RUS
  • Portugese (brasilian) - PTB

So you can run a single Inventor installation even in multiple languages at the same time:

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See also:
Tip 13683:Limitations of the LISP language (AutoLISP, VisualLISP) in AutoCAD LT - what to watch out for
Tip 12524:Overview of Revit runstring parameters (for Revit.exe)
Tip 10702:How to find which AutoCAD version was used to save a particular DWG drawing?
Tip 10283:Where to find Language Packs for Revit 2016?
Tip 10154:Error "You do not appear to have any language database files installed." in Simulation Mechanical Fatigue Wizard.

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