Earlier this month, I shared about AIDA. The installation diagnostic tool. And last week, Autodesk released Autodesk Prerequisite Checker. No fancy name is given, but the tool can be helpful to check your hardware.
AIDA was released to help you to troubleshoot the installation problem. This new tool is released to check if your hardware meets the software requirement. So you use this one before you start the installation. It can save some time.
Autodesk released the system requirements for each product, but it looks like people don’t bother to check it. This tool can check if you can install the software. Below are some examples of the warning message:
The orange and white colors mean that I might have a performance issue with my hardware. But I can install it, and I can expect what can go wrong.
Why using this tool?
I believe Autodesk support is now getting busy receiving installation problem cases. With the rental scheme, they have growing number of customers who purchased directly from Autodesk Store. These customers don’t have support from resellers, so they will try to contact Autodesk directly.
It is a good move. The tools still have some room for improvements, but it’s a start. Troubleshoot the issues by ourselves, with a proper tool, in most cases are faster than contacting Autodesk through support cases.
Read more about Autodesk Prerequisite Checker and download it here.
I kind of like BCAD’s take on this. https://twitter.com/bcadusa/status/831290765552660481
Does it mean that their software has no minimum and recommended requirement at all?