Inventor General Discussion

Reply
Contributor
dixie237
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎10-16-2013
Message 1 of 7 (261 Views)

Cannot save imported iges or stp files 2013

261 Views, 6 Replies
10-16-2013 03:36 AM

Hi all,

first post.

So I have 25 years 3d CAD experience. Catia, Alias, Ford PDGS.

I have spent 20 hours on Inventor 2013. Great program. Very intuitive. Have been banging out models easily.

My issue however is a Client has given me sone .stp's and Iges files to work with.

They open fine as a .iam The issue is saving. I have the project folder setup, go to save.

I Get the "do you want to save changes to "XXXXXXXX.iam" and all its dependants.

I select "yes to all"

I get the "Yes" under the "Save" Column for all listed .ipt's

I hit OK.......Autodesk attempts to save.

...Then I get the dialogue box up with ! icons "The system cannot find the path specified" - The database in C:\Users.........\xxxx.ipt could not be saved

 

Any clues?

 

Thanks in advance

Dean

 

*Expert Elite*
Cadmanto
Posts: 3,199
Registered: ‎12-07-2011
Message 2 of 7 (254 Views)

Re: Cannot save imported iges or stp files 2013

10-16-2013 04:13 AM in reply to: dixie237

Welcome to the forum.

Couple of questions.  First, is this directory it is trying to search in your working folder specified in the master project file?  If not it should be.  Second, do you have administrative rights to your PC?

 

check.PNGIf this solved your issue please mark this posting "Accept as Solution".

Or if you like something that was said and it was helpful, Kudoskudos.PNG are appreciated. Thanks!!!! :smileyvery-happy:

 

New EE Logo.PNG

Inventor.PNG     vault.PNG

Best Regards,
Scott McFadden
Inventor Professional 2013
(Colossians 3:23-25)

Contributor
dixie237
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎10-16-2013
Message 3 of 7 (236 Views)

Re: Cannot save imported iges or stp files 2013

10-16-2013 05:03 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Hi Scott,

thanks for your reply.

Yes I was saving into the master project file, and I do have admin rights.

Out of interest, I successfully saved the first part in the .iam independantly!

Cheers

Dean

*Expert Elite*
Cadmanto
Posts: 3,199
Registered: ‎12-07-2011
Message 4 of 7 (228 Views)

Re: Cannot save imported iges or stp files 2013

10-16-2013 05:22 AM in reply to: dixie237

I know when we download parts and import them, Inventor has a tendency to place them in an imported folder.  When we check them into the vault it errors, because a normal login (non-administrative) does not have access.  This did not sound like your situation.

Sounds like you are slowly working your way through the assembly.  Can you call up individual parts from it and save them out that way?

Is there any chance that where ever you got this import from can save it in a different format like Solidworks or Pro-E and you can call them up directly?

 

check.PNGIf this solved your issue please mark this posting "Accept as Solution".

Or if you like something that was said and it was helpful, Kudoskudos.PNG are appreciated. Thanks!!!! :smileyvery-happy:

 

New EE Logo.PNG

Inventor.PNG     vault.PNG

Best Regards,
Scott McFadden
Inventor Professional 2013
(Colossians 3:23-25)

*Expert Elite*
JDMather
Posts: 26,355
Registered: ‎04-20-2006
Message 5 of 7 (225 Views)

Re: Cannot save imported iges or stp files 2013

10-16-2013 05:35 AM in reply to: dixie237

Try this -

before opening the STEP or IGES

click on the file name

Select Options

(see attached saving options drop-down)

Import Options.PNG

Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Autodesk Inventor 2014 Certified Professional
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional
Certified SolidWorks Professional
Inventor Professional 2015 64-bit
http://www.autodesk.com/edcommunity
http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/inventor_surface_tutorials.htm
Contributor
dixie237
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎10-16-2013
Message 6 of 7 (218 Views)

Re: Cannot save imported iges or stp files 2013

10-16-2013 05:54 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Hi Scott,

I'm steering clear of Vault for now. Im running standalone, just one seat, so no check in / out worries.

I decided to delete all my project files and set up a fresh one.

Working with a different .stp file has allowed me to "save" - "save all". This then placed in the "imported directory"

 

So perhaps it was the stp? Who knows.

 

All good for now.

 

Thanks for your help again. Really appr.

 

Cheers

Dean

Contributor
dixie237
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎10-16-2013
Message 7 of 7 (206 Views)

Re: Cannot save imported iges or stp files 2013

10-16-2013 08:23 AM in reply to: JDMather

JDMather wrote:

Try this -

before opening the STEP or IGES

click on the file name

Select Options

(see attached saving options drop-down)

Import Options.PNG


Useful. Thank you. Ill try that next time.

Cheers

Dean

You are not logged in.

Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register

Announcements
Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.

Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.

Ask the Community


Inventor Exchange Apps

Created by the community for the community, Autodesk Exchange Apps for Autodesk Inventor helps you achieve greater speed, accuracy, and automation from concept to manufacturing.

Connect with Inventor

Twitter

Facebook

Blogs

Pinterest

Youtube