when im using inventor i cant click on fusion in the applications options,eventhough it says recommended,it just stays greyed out,anybody have a solution to this?Id really appreciate some feedback as posted this before but didnt get any answers so im at a loss to the reasons for this!
Thanks for the reply and i can open fusion from the start menu,programs so i dont know why i cant from app options and it doesnt open as the model only as an autocad drawing?
When you open a Fusion DWF in Inventor. On the open dialog, in Inventor, select options. Select import and then open the DWG. This should launch the DWG import dialog and recognize the file as a Fusion DWG.
Thanks for your help but i seem to be getting nowhere fast,if i open inventor I cant even find fusion files,I can only find fusion files if fusion is open,to be honest the fileing system seems to be not the easiest to work your way around and im getting so frustrated,I even uninstalled fusion last night and reinstalled it to see if it would show up in the applications menu but no joy,Im at a loss and without having somebody beside me to have a look or tell me if im doing something wrong I dont know what to do,its my studies im worried about,is there any other free form modeling programe I can run with inventor,I still think it must be something im doing wrong?
Sorry Kevin I meant to say I cant open fusion files from inventor as they dont show up anywhere even in the dialog box,the options icon stays greyed out and you cant pick it!
Thanks for the patience. As we try to figure out what is going wrong.
First, can we do a simple test?
Start Fusion and create a box and save it to your desktop.
Open Inventor, and "Import" the Fusion .dwg file into Inventor. You will have to change the open file dialog to ".dwg" or "all inventor files" file type filter. Use the options button to make sure that you import not open.
The dwg import wizard should recognize its a fusion file.
A new ipt should be created with a base feature and the solid block visible in the graphics.
Now right mouse click on the face feature and select edit solid.
(this is where things seem to be messed up)
Does Fusion launch or does the old edit solid environment open up?
kevin it didnt work,i got to the stage that you asked me too eventually but i had to do a few things a little different to get there but it wont launch fusion,i was in the old edit solid environment and it opened a box in the graphics window saying"inventor fusion technology preview provides enhanced solid edit functionality,go to http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/fusion/for more information1 you can click ok or prompts>>
Kevin how are you?,fusion is driving me mad buddy,opened tonight to try and do some basic study work and it shut down 2 or 3 times saying the catalyst stopped working,driving me nuts,I cant learn something that keeps giving me problems as theres no continuity,my study plan has failed before it began.
That is not good. Do you know if you have SP3 installed. There seems to be something very odd with this install of Fusion. Where was it installed from? From a USB key containing AutoCAD or Inventor or was it downloaded from Labs?