Creating a 64 bit plugin using the VS2010 Wizard

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1.Select new project and select Autodesk Inventor AddIn.
2.Follow all the defaults til you get an empty 32 bit project
3.Go to Configuration Manager Release/Debug combo in the tool bar and select New
4.Then in the dialogh which comes up select, under the Active solution Platforms select New
5.Choose x64 in the litlle dialog which pops up
6.Now the first project in the list will default to WIN32, change it to x64
7.Build it


You may well get 2 warnings and 1 error. The error could MSB3073, be that it cannot copy the .addin file into the Inventor addins directory, This is usually because the .addins directory in the makefile does not contain the string 2013. For example this is wrong:


"C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Inventor Addins\"


It should be:


"C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Inventor 2013\Addins"


So you'll have to change that in the command line of the post build event step.



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