After extracting the setup files from the download ‘Inv_View_2018_<language>_Win_<platform>bit.zip zipfile, you will find a setup.exe in the root directory.

This is a ‘bootstrapper‘ which installs these Visual C++ prerequisites:

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable – x86
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable – x64 (64 bit systems only)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable (64 bit systems only)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x64) (64 bit systems only)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x64) (64 bit systems only)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x86)

and then runs .. x64\inventorview\InventorView.msi (64 bit systems) or ..x86\InventorView\InventorView.msi (32 bit systems).

Therefore this MSI is selected automatically when you download and process ‘Autodesk Inventor View 2018’ from within the ‘Setup Store’. Doing so, you can use the ‘Autodesk Inventor Configuration Wizard’ to create a transform file.

Updated versions of the Visual C++ prerequisites can be downloaded from the ‘Setup Store’ and need to be deployed separately.

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