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nickv02
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Opening .idw crashes Inventor 2012

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04-16-2012 07:05 AM

Using Inventor 2012.

 

I have a .idw file with a Parts List in it that is linked to a .iam Assembly file.  If I open Inventor and attempt to open my .idw first, the program will crash.  If I open the .iam file, and THEN open the .idw, it works fine.  I have done the 'Manage' --> 'Rebuild All' function on all my files including the .iam, and it works once.  Then the next time I go to open the .idw on it's own, it crashes again. 

 

Any suggestions?

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sam_m
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Re: Opening .idw crashes Inventor 2012

04-16-2012 07:14 AM in reply to: nickv02

have you migrated all the data?  sometimes these crashes occur when the idw or some of the components are still saved in the older-release.

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nickv02
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Re: Opening .idw crashes Inventor 2012

04-16-2012 07:21 AM in reply to: nickv02

Everything was made in Inventor 2012.  I have had no other versions of the software.

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karthur1
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Re: Opening .idw crashes Inventor 2012

04-16-2012 08:52 AM in reply to: nickv02

Try restarting inventor, then open just the idw.  In the open dialog, click options and check the defer updates button.  If it gets open then go to  Tools>Doc settings, drawing tab and uncheck the defer updates.

 

Sometimes it gets confused.

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nickv02
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Re: Opening .idw crashes Inventor 2012

04-16-2012 09:22 AM in reply to: karthur1

Thank you for the response.

 

Yes, if I check "defer updates", the file will open.  Then I go to Tools - Doc Settings and uncheck defer.

 

Is this something I will have to do every time?  Because I saved the file, went and did something else, and tried to reopen the .idw (without checking 'defer updates') and it crashed again.

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karthur1
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Re: Opening .idw crashes Inventor 2012

04-16-2012 09:34 AM in reply to: nickv02

"Usually" not something that you have to do everytime.  I just use it on occasions when Inventor crashes when its opening an idw.  Most of the time after I get the idw updated and saved, it opens fine after that. 

 

Under tools>App options, here is how i run.  Is this what you use?

 

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nickv02
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Message 7 of 11 (575 Views)

Re: Opening .idw crashes Inventor 2012

04-16-2012 09:39 AM in reply to: karthur1

Mine is crashing every time unless I open it with defer updates.

 

I did not have those same settings, I changed them on my AppOptions and will test it out.

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karthur1
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Re: Opening .idw crashes Inventor 2012

04-16-2012 09:48 AM in reply to: nickv02

Try checking all 4 boxes and then save it when you get it open.  Are you using vault?

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nickv02
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Message 9 of 11 (564 Views)

Re: Opening .idw crashes Inventor 2012

04-16-2012 10:58 AM in reply to: karthur1

Not using Vault.

 

It's funny, because I can do these operations, and the .idw files will open and close just fine, until I open the assembly files they are linked to, and save them or do something in them, then the .idw files crash the program when I try to open them.

 

On the other hand, if I have *any* other, not even related file, open in Inventor, the .idw's will open just fine. 

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yun.chen
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Message 10 of 11 (552 Views)

Re: Opening .idw crashes Inventor 2012

04-16-2012 01:24 PM in reply to: nickv02

Hi

 

Can you send the dataset to yun.chen@autodesk.com so that we can take a quick look?

 

Thanks,

 

Yun Chen

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Yun Chen
Software Architect
Autodesk, Inc.

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