A client requires our deliverables to be in AutoCAD dwg format. Therefore, when creating deliverables we open the Inventor dwg, Save Copy As, select AutoCAD dwg, choose Options, select the ini file that contains the settings we want, and add _acad as a suffix to the filename. We add the suffix to avoid sending Inventor dwgs.
Problem: The images end up looking like this in the AutoCAD dwg file.
In the template are two bitmap images. One image is the logo for my company and the other is the logo for the client.
Here's how it should work: If an image is inserted into the border and the Link option remains checked, then it will not be embedded in the drawing file. However, if an image is inserted into the border and the Link option is unchecked, then it will be embedded in the drawing file.
We've been able to embed images before, do the conversion from Inventor to AutoCAD dwg, and the images appear fine. However, they now do not. To complicate things, the images do not appear for myself and another coworker but they appear fine when a third coworker does the same procedure I and the first coworker do.
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I'm sorry you're experiencing difficulties with embedded/linked images making it out of Inventor when exporting out as an AutoCAD DWG file. I just did a quick test to see if I could verify this behavior, but was unsuccessful. I am using Inventor 2014 SP1 and AutoCAD 2014 SP1. I note that if I create a title block with both a linked and an embedded image, the embedded image will come through as the embedded in AutoCAD.
I have a few questions for you.
1. What version of AutoCAD DWG are you exporting to?
2. Are you embedding images in the Border or the Title Block?
3. If the image is linked, perhaps a suggested solution would be to use the Post Processing option "Pack and Go" in the "Options" dialogue. This will create a zip file with all of the referenced files copied in the zip.
Hope this helps.
We have two ini files - one exports as a 2010 and the other as a 2004. I can create one for 2013 and see if that makes a difference. Our company runs the Autodesk Product Design Suite 2013 Standard package.
It is embedded in the titleblock. When I checked this, I did so by right clicking and choosing edit. I recieved today a warning I've not gotten before.
We do not want it linked. We want it embedded so that a single file can be sent. This marks it easier for our clients since not all people that access the files are well versed in AutoCAD like those of us who live in it 8 hrs x 5 days.
Did you create Autodesk Support Cases for the following topics? White TempEmbed_(1) in dwg instead of image & Inventor to AutoCAD dwg bitmap TempEmbed_(1).bmp.
I just bumped into the link and wanted to share this information since it may be applicable to this issue.
I hope this helps. Please keep me posted on your progress.
My regedit values for images were as follows:
Once I change the value for BMP to Paint.Picture the embedded image error resolved.
Thanks Nathan Chandler.
Just a question on this. I wanted to use AutoCAD and DWG True view as a viewer to for people outside our department to be able to view our inventor drawings. (we save as inventor .dwg's for our standards). However we do have some images that need to be displayed for in-house purposes within our inventor drawings that do not show up when just opened with AutoCAD or DWG true view. We are still running 2013 software, but I did try opening at 2013 inventor dwg with 2014 CAD software and had the same results. We also do not have the latest service packs installed for 2013 or 2014 software. I have tried the steps outlined in the link you provided with no success or change in results. Images are still displaying as tempembed (####).bmp file icon. Our images are not linked and are inserted right in the inventor border definition.
Is there any other settings or something I can try within AutoCAD or DWG True view or anything like that to make these display?
Images do show up if I actually run through the exporting and export the files to dwg, however I didn't necessarily want to run that step.
Am I out of luck?
AutoCAD allows you to bounce back and forth across multiple versions. For example we run all 2013 versions of Autodesk products, but some of our deliverables go to companies that use an older version. No problem though because we can just save it down for them. Not so with Inventor.
Starting with Inventor 2013 components act as follows:
You can open components from previous versions but must migrate them to the current version in order to save.
Once something is migrated or saved, then its ability to be opened with a previous version ceases.
People outside your department can view your Inventor drawings in a few ways. 1) You could have them open the Inventor drawing file with AutoCAD. The Inventor components (parts, assemblies) will appear in viewports. 2) You could also Save Copy As to a dwf. Using Design Review, people outside your department can mark up and add comments to the dwfs and send them back to your department. 3) You could Save Copy As an AutoCAD dwg. However, that is giving you the TempEmbed_(1).bmp issue, right?
Here is the solution that worked for us. http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?si
Concerning service packs, here is the information I have for Inventor and AutoCAD.
Autodesk Inventor 2013 64x Edition. Build: 200, Release: 2013 SP2.
Product Version: G.114.0.0, AutoCAD Mechanical 2013 SP1
Please let me know how that goes.
Please explain: Images do show up if I actually run through the exporting and export the files to dwg, however I didn't necessarily want to run that step.