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.
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.
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.
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.
"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?
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.
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.
Can you send the dataset to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can take a quick look?
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