When you say you go to run Inventor, do you mean you go to run the installer, or is it already installed and you go to run the actual program?
I can’t remember what the error said, but when I downloaded it I moved the installer .exe file to my desktop from my downloads folder. It wouldn’t let me install it because I moved it. I had to redownload it and try it again (moving the installer back to the downloads folder does not work).
I have not tried opening the VBA editor in Excel or Word
I haven’t had any issues running the installer. My issue is trying to run Inventor 14 itself.
My setup information:
OS: Windows 8
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.5GHz
Graphics: 2 MSI 7950s running CrossFire X
Memory: 16gb (8x2) Ripjaw X series
Autodesk Inventor Pro 2014 installed fine(?) both times, as well as repaired fine(?). I put ? after both fines because there were no prompted errors in these operations.
I’ve had the same issue in the past. It was a new version of Microsoft Office that was the culprit. It seems to want to argue with Inventor. Something about how Office runs VBA in it’s own little environment or something like that. Look for VBA7.msi in your Inventor installation media (You may have to download it from Autodesk, but not follow through with installation again, because I think the default behavior after installing Inventor is to delete the installation files). Install that and Inventor should run fine (for now). I’ve heard opening an Office application will undo your progress and you’ll have to reinstall the VBA7.msi every time, but I can’t confirm that. Apparently it’s a known issue and Autodesk and Microsoft are working together on a solution. In the mean time, the customer loses.
This issue extends (just a little bit) to SolidWorks as well (and rather annoyingly). In order for SolidWorks to open Inventor files, it requires Inventor to be installed (or possibly just the reader), but in any case, if you have the issue with Inventor, you cannot open up ipt files in SolidWorks either. This is rather annoying if FIRST releases game elements in Inventor files (like they have in the past). Fortunately, many files also have STEP versions available.
Generally I just wait for the STEP files to come out. I know the conversions are not perfect but I have no problem going in and fixing the important parts if need be. I haven’t been using any FIRST published files lately, mostly been designing dream robots for Ultimate Ascent http://www.3dcontentcentral.com/ also has a ton of solidworks files for FIRST