How to change language in inventor | When Inventor is launched by a language-specific Start menu shortcut, that becomes Inventor’s current language. Launching Inventor from the generic Desktop Shortcut or by launching an Inventor file from Windows Explorer will always start Inventor in this current language. To set another language current, launch Inventor using that language’s specific Start Menu shortcut.
If the desired language is not available in the Start menu, download and install the language pack.
You can also:
- Choose a Start menu shortcut for each language you have installed to override the last run, or current language or
- Choose an optionally created Desktop shortcut for each language you have installed to override the last run language.
You can modify the Target line of the Inventor launch icon to always launch in a specific language by adding a switch (/language) and 3 letter language code. For example, to set the default language to French, configure the Target line as follows:
“C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor [release]\bin\Inventor.exe” /language=FRA
“C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor LT [release]\bin\Inventor.exe” /language=FRA
To specify a language at the command line, you must first have downloaded and installed that language pack from the above URL.
The three-letter language codes for all languages are:
- English – ENU
- Simplified Chinese – CHS
- Traditional Chinese – CHT
- Japanese – JPN
- Czech – CSY
- French – FRA
- German – DEU
- Italian – ITA
- Korean – KOR
- Polish – POL
- Portuguese (Brazilian) – PTB
- Russian – RUS
- Spanish – ESP
Installing Language Packs for Autodesk inventor
Each Autodesk product is installed with a default language. A language pack is a mechanism used by some Autodesk products to provide another language for the user interface and the documentation. Each language pack contains only the text strings and documents required to support a user working in the specified language; it does not duplicate the core product software.
Installing Language Packs
Language packs are about 300 MB in size, so they can be installed and uninstalled quickly. A single installed product can support several languages, enabling users to switch from one to another when required.
Each language pack includes an installer that can either install the language pack in the local product directory, or create a deployment for distributing the language pack to multiple users.
Installing Language Packs for Autodesk Inventor and LT
Language Packs for Autodesk Inventor and LT are not on the product media. Language Pack installers are available for download from the Inventor help menu:
Language pack installer screen
Each language pack creates a shortcut in the Start menu with the language appended to the product name.
Language-specific Start menu shortcut
You can click this shortcut to start the product in the specified language. You can also drag this shortcut onto the desktop to create a desktop icon.
Language-specific desktop icon