AutoCAD Inventor :: Project Files Vs Assembly Files?

Mar 8, 2013

I am deep into my first Inventor project. I am approaching the point where I would like to make a comprehensive set of drawings with bills of material etc. I have discovered that all this time I have actually been working in one big assembly file. My main project file is NOT a project file (so I have discovered). It is a *.iam file. 

So, my question is, should I create a project file, and then add my main assembly to it? Should one normally create a new Project file for each new job? What does one gain by doing this versus simply using the *.iam file?

Inventor 2013

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Tube And Pipe Assembly Styles Don't Translate Into Other Assembly Files

Feb 9, 2012

I have encountered a problem with the Tube and Pipe styles. 

As you can see, I have a rack assembly with a custom tube and pipe style. A wire as a tube in orange, and a tube support in white. Both have their seperate colorations at a style in the tube and pipe styles editor

When placing the rack assembly into the main assembly, it reverts to the coppor coloration I changed from the original style.

Steps I've taken:

Exported the styles .xml and Imported the styles into the master tubeandpipe.iam 

Imported the user created .xml styles into the main assembly file nothing seems to work

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Add Non Project Files To Project?

Dec 12, 2011

I do not have vault installed and I am trying to add sub files to my project. As of now my project has to find many of my files and I do not want to copy and past them into my project folder as this will mess with my parts numbering system.  I want only one part / assembly file per part.  I assume that you can do this with the project dialog box or some other system tool I just can not seem to figure it out.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: View Iproperties Of All Files In Project Or Directory?

Jul 9, 2013

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Dec 5, 2013

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Can STEP Files Still Be Used In Assembly

Sep 3, 2012

Basically, my school has the 2012 version of Inventor while I have 2013, and I was wondering if I can still use STEP files in an assembly, and also in my drawing sheets.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Archiving Big Assembly Files

Nov 16, 2012

I have several projects that have some very big complex assembly files which are taking up a lot of space on our company drive. I need to compress and archive these large files to free up space on the drive. I know that shrinkwrap is an option to simplify assembly files, any optimum way of compressing large assembly files and reducing the file size considerably ?

Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013 SP2 64-Bit Edition
Windows 7 HP Z400, Intel Xeon W3550 3.07GHz
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AutoCAD Inventor :: Unresolved Files In Assembly

Mar 19, 2013

I have an assembly that has a component that has not only been deleted from this assembly, but has been removed from the vault.  When I try to select a similar file on my local, just to get through this I get the followong error message and this cycle keeps going in circles.  Wanting me to point to where this deleted file is.

 This assembly remains unresolved and as a result of that I cannot check it into the vault.

Another frustrating things about his is in the dialog window that wants you to select a different file, there is no option to either select from the CC or the vault.  Why?

I just hope the only solution is not to recreate this assembly.  Because this is a subassembly used in upper level assemblies.  Speaking of which those upper lever assemblies wont check into the vault either because of this issue.

Inventor Suite 2012
Windows 7
(Colossians 3:23-25)

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Erase FEA Files From Assembly

Apr 9, 2012

I used to use the Stress Analysis feature at my assembly.

Now I have copied it to another project and do not need this FEA info at copy.

I cannot just delete AIP folder since  Inventor claims of missing FEA files while opening.

How to erase those files info from this assembly file?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sharing A Project With Content Center Files / Error

Oct 21, 2013

I am trying to share an assembly with some design accelerators and content center files and it seems to be not possible. I changed the directory of the application>file>content center to the same location on both PC but it is still not working.

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Jul 25, 2013

Everytime i switch project files for any reason, Inventors response time to anything gets to the point i have to close the program and open it back up.  After the program restart I'm able to use it again, but then when I have to change project files it does the same thing again.  It's wasting a lot of time for me and I'd rather not format and reinstall everything.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Rename Files Without Effecting To Assembly

Dec 12, 2012

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Plot All Related Files To PDF From Assembly

Jul 7, 2011

My attempt to plot all related files form an ".iam" resulted with the following code. The code as is working for us. We use an eight digit number for file name. Plotted PDF will have revision added to file name. Any chance of making an addin or iLogic code for similar functionality?

Private PDFPATH As String'FOLLOWING CODE USES CODE FROM URL...AND OTHER PLACES INCLUDING INVENTOR HELP.Public Sub PrintRefFiles() 'BOMQuery() ' Set a reference to the assembly document. ' This assumes an assembly document is active. Dim oDoc As AssemblyDocument Set oDoc = ThisApplication.ActiveDocument Dim ASSYIDW As String ASSYIDW = oDoc.FullFileName ASSYIDW = Replace(ASSYIDW, Right(ASSYIDW, 4), ".idw") If Dir(ASSYIDW) <> "" Then 'Debug.Print strDisplayDim oDrawDoc As drawingDocument Set oDrawDoc.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sketch Blocks In Assembly Files

May 29, 2013

Is there any way to add sketch blocks to an assembly sketch?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sharing Assembly Files Without Using Vault

Nov 6, 2012

We do not use VAULT. We're using network shared folder with 3 machine.

In some cases three users opening same assembly and sub assemblies. In this case Inventor showing us an error like "You can not save file. Use save-as" But in this case it's impossible to work share files.

We're opening / using same project file (ipj).  I remember that older versions of Inventor give us to chance that not save some subassemblies of main assembly. In this case you may save newer version of assembly files..

How can I share network folder to share my assembly files with the other colleagues? 

Using Inventor 2013 and not Vault. Because we're using Linux file server .

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Conversion Of Assembly Files To Pro / E Compatibility

Jun 26, 2012

I'm running into a file conversion issue at work. I use Inventor 2008 and i need to have my assembly miodels analyzed by stress engineering via Pro/E Wildfire.

I've tried converting the assembly file to .iges and .step. However, the assemblies are jumbled in the conversion. All the parts are there, but the constraints are not.  In the past, the assemblies have been small enough that the stress engineer was able to reassemble the parts in Pro/E. This current project, however, is much to large to do so. 

If I were to purchase Inventor 2013, could I save the files with the Pro/E native file extensions directly?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Assembly / Subassembly Files In Parts List

Feb 4, 2013

We have an issue regarding Parts Lists. We currently produce a 'master parts list drawing' for the jobs we produce. This drawing has 2 rolled up parts list on it -

1 - purchased parts - so buying can order all the required parts in one go.

2 - manufactured parts - so production know which and how many parts to make.

Both of these can be setup in Inventor (using filters) so they display only the correct parts from the BOM. However, neither of these show assembly / subassembly files (and consequently drawings). Is there any way of creating a parts list that can show assembly files only?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Create Drawing From Assembly Of IGES Files?

May 3, 2012

I've got some IGES files, which I want to place into an assembly, and then create a drawing of the assembly.  

If I open the IGES and place it in a drawing it works.  If I create an assembly, place the same part, and then try and put the assembly into the drawing it doesn't work.  

Attached is the IGES file.  I'm using Inventor 2011.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Assembly File Independent From Part Files

Jan 30, 2013

How can I make an assembly file independent from the part files that went into it? I tried converting it to STL then opening the STL document, but that causes problems with what I'm trying to accomplish.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Check-in Assembly - Missing FEA Results Files

Mar 9, 2012

I am trying to check-in an assembly, however there  are missing .fins,.fsat,.ftes, fmsh and .fres files that cannot be found on my local machine, in the vault or on the other machines on our CAD network. 

is there a way to remove references to these files so the assembly can be checked into the vault? 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Fails To Follow All Assembly Updates At IDW Of Mid To Big Files

May 19, 2013

I use IDW file as “fine” checker of my assemblies design. Sometimes it is much easier to see general picture in variety of spots and set dimensions to check the designed assembly using IDW file.

Working within mid to big assemblies Inventor mostly fails to follow the opened assembly IDW file with actual assembly. When switch from assembly to IDW Inventor may indicate the update sign at IDW but finally did not update all changes. After the “Update” sign has been used there is no any chance to force Inventor to make one more update. I mean there is no any manual update tool or way to force one more update. The only one way is to close the IDW and open it again. It quite time consuming process.

The second problem opened IDW file is automatically updates somewhere in background and in most cases makes troubles of changing parameters in assembly or subassemblies since it somehow can catch up changes first when it opened but not active. User cannot prolong working without either updating IDW or closing it. Either way it takes too much time.

some ways to manually force IDW update and to postpone IDW files from automatically update in background?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Updating Parts (IPT Files) After Modifying It On Assembly Drawing?

Nov 25, 2011

I don't understand why my parts aren't updating when I put a hole through them on the assembly drawing? I would expect the part (.ipt file) to get updated with a hole through it when I save the assembly drawing, however it doesn't. Do I have to change a default setting or does inventor no do this?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Manual Animation Of Ratchet And Pawl Mechanisms In Assembly Files?

Apr 26, 2004

problem when manually animating a model ratchet and pawl mechanism in an assembly file. One can get the pawl to track the ratchet wheel surface OK but there seems to be nothing to stop the ratchet wheel going in both directions, contrary to real life experience. I have used transitional constraints to link pawl surfaces with ratchet wheel surfaces but there seems to be no drive constraint which will operate in this circumstance.

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May 9, 2013

I would like to know, whether is there is any ilogic option by which the Custom content center is triggered automatically to insert component in an assembly.

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VideoStudio :: Create Smart Package From Project File That Has Smaller Component Project Files?

Aug 22, 2011

I've built a project up with several smaller project file components. It's an easier way to create a video than editing one big project.

Opening the overall project and running it on screen is not a problem. However, when I try to create a smart package of the composite project, I get a consistent error message rejecting the process because of the existence of the component vsp's.

Is there a way to avoid the error and create a smart package from a project file that has smaller component project files?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Saving An Assembly To A Project

May 22, 2012

I have an assembly that needs to added to a project. How the whole project system needs to be laid out even though I've used Inventor for several years.  Guess it's time to get some formal training.

If I save it to a library that is in the project I can't make changes so how do I take an existing assembly that needs to be worked on and add it to the project.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Exporting Dwg Files From Idw Files

May 31, 2013

Does the exported dwg file always have to be a zip file?  I have tried save as a dwg file but it seems to be an Invnetor dwg which has the geometry as a block when opened with AutoCAD.  It is a little easier to explode the block in AutoCAD rather than open and extract the zip file, save the extracted dwg then delete the zip file.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Project Sketch From Part To Another Part In Assembly?

Feb 7, 2013

I can't seem to find how to use the Inventor 2012 API to project an entire sketch profile from one .ipt to another .ipt file from within an .iam file.

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Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate 2013
Autodesk Vault Professional 2013

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Jul 22, 2011

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Dec 22, 2010

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VideoStudio :: Files Cannot Be Added To Project

Sep 2, 2012

Just installed my free trial for video studio pro 5 and I'm attempting to creat a time-lapse video using 200 jpeg images taken from my dslr camera.After doing the following;

Click File> Insert Media File to Timeline> Insert Photo for time-lapse/strobe and browsing for my images I get the following message "These files cannot be added to this project.

These files may be of unknown format.The computer does not have enough memory Or the file is copyright protected"

Each images is about 750kb in size and are jpegs.I'm using XP home.

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