Was doing a project that has a hydraulic system and certain other content center parts. finished it using inventor 2011. Now I've been asked to change certain stuff for a class, problem is that im using inventor 2012 and switched my OS from xp to win 7. i did make a backup but the project is asking me for the content server files (in very specific names) and i have no idea where they are. i did find some files that look alike but since i dont know very well what is it its asking for i cant choose the file with the very long and messy code from the 2011 content.
how do i solve this?!
I would just rebuild the assembly probably if you have all the files. I'm no expert but i'm guessing since you changed your OS all the file paths are messed up in your assembly. Maybe try editing the default content center files in the applications options? Just a guess. see below
I think you're getting confused between the location where the Content Center libraries are stored and where the actual component files generated from the library are stored when used in an assembly. By default, standard content is placed under your My Documents folder (see Application Options > File > Default Content Center Files). This location can be overridden by the project (.ipj) file, under File Options > Content Center Files.
If you didn't change any of the defaults, then the Content Center components of your project were stored in your My Documents folder, so look in the stuff you copied from there to your new OS. If you didn't copy them, they will have to be generated again from the Content Libraries. Then figure out a better location for those components so this doesn't happen again. Be aware, too, that any folder designated as a Content Center location will be treated as read-only by Inventor, so don't put them where you have other stuff you want to edit.