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ks_cowboy
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Message 21 of 30 (1,655 Views)

Re: how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

08-22-2011 08:15 AM in reply to: rdyson

Does this mean that i need to uninstall inventor 2012 then re install it?  I was told that i needed to have inventor 2012 or 2011 installed before i could install mdt2009, so that it would have the mdt installer.  Would it hurt anything if i removed all of the autodesk 2011 programs from my computer? 

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rdyson
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Message 22 of 30 (1,643 Views)

Re: how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

08-22-2011 09:17 AM in reply to: ks_cowboy

No expert, so use any advice from me at your own risk.

 

I've recently installed IV 2012 on a new computer with no other Adesk software installed (Win 7 - 64)

I then downloaded and installed MDT 2009.

Importing MDT file into IV is working for me.

 

First thing I would do is see if MDT opens and will open files

 

If it won't open then I'd run a repair from Add/Remove

If it still won't open, then I'd un-install and re-install

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ks_cowboy
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Message 23 of 30 (1,637 Views)

Re: how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

08-22-2011 10:45 AM in reply to: rdyson

Both MDT '09 and Inventor 2012 start.  they both open their respective files.  heck inventor will "open" mdt .dwg's but only into paper space, but it wont "import" mdt .dwg's and give me a 3d solid model. 

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rdyson
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Message 24 of 30 (1,629 Views)

Re: how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

08-22-2011 11:53 AM in reply to: ks_cowboy

What happens if you start MDT with no dwg open before starting the import?

What happens if you start MDT with the dwg of interest open before starting the import?

 

What happens if you do the repair of MDT?

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ks_cowboy
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Message 25 of 30 (1,620 Views)

Re: how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

08-22-2011 12:32 PM in reply to: rdyson

"What happens if you start MDT with no dwg open before starting the import?"-rdyson

same thing as i initially posted.

 

" What happens if you start MDT with the dwg of interest open before starting the import? "-rdyson

Same thng as i had initially posted.

 

"What happens if you do the repair of MDT?"-rdyson

since my last post:

#1. i had removed inventor 2011, but only inventor 2011, none of the content centers or those things.  MDT still opens and functions normally.  Inventor still did the same thing as i had initally posted.

 

#2. I went into add/remove programs in windows, clicked on repair for mdt 2009 , and it gave me an option to add features, and one of them features was autodesk Inventor Link.  So i activated it, thinkin this is the problem.  not so much.  Now when i get to step #3, where it shows the wire frame of a part and the tabs, it is compleetly blank, i go on to step 4 and click ok, it doesnt crash or do anything now.  It just returns to the "get started" tab, like when ya open inventor. 

 

Next step is to actually repair/restore MDT2009.

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rdyson
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Message 26 of 30 (1,613 Views)

Re: how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

08-22-2011 02:34 PM in reply to: ks_cowboy

Before uninstalling, see if you can open your MDT file in Trueview

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ks_cowboy
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Message 27 of 30 (1,612 Views)

Re: how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

08-22-2011 02:34 PM in reply to: ks_cowboy

Ok, so I ran the repair program for MDT2009.  It did nothing. 

 

Here is an example of what i was describing in my previous post:

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/f_vogel2003/automation%20plus/inventor_import-2_B.jpg

up at the top where i have step #3, it gives me this.  Notice there is no picture of what to import now.

 

then it does the same thing as step 4.  then what was step 5 looks like this now:

 

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k626/f_vogel2003/automation%20plus/inventor_import-3-b.jpg

It does not crash inventor anymore, but it just goes to this. 

 

  It started to do this since i activated Inventor Link.  Might have to figure out how to deactivate that.  Is there a plug-in for inventor for MDT files?  I know that there is one for .dwg files, but is there a MDT specific importer, cause it seems that mdt files are quite a bit different from standard .dwg's.

 

PS sorry if the pics dont work.

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jeffrey.sun
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Message 28 of 30 (1,595 Views)

Re: how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

08-22-2011 09:18 PM in reply to: ks_cowboy

>>jeffrey now I’m really confused. This is the Readme file for the 2012 installer. (RayFeiler, Message 16 of 27)
    The old MDT 2009 installation package published in 2008 requires the Inventor 2009 installed. Originally I assumed this package was used. In this case, the install sequence should be Inventor 2009, MDT 2009, Inventor 2012.
    In the attached picture, I find you are using the new installation package. This package requires Inventor 2012 other than 2009. The install sequence should be Inventor 2012, MDT 2009.
    The underlying reason I stress the installation sequence is because when serveral inventor builds are installed on the same machine, there is the registry conflict issue.
   
   
    >>Yes after I get that runtime error, Inventor does crash.  I dont know what CER means(ks_cowboy, Message 17 of 27 )
    The CER dialog means the dialog with the title "AutoCAD Inventor Error Report". See the attachment.
    
    >> Does this mean that i need to uninstall inventor 2012 then re install it?  (ks_cowboy, Message 21 of 27)
    Before reinstallation, please try to use the command line "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2012\Bin\Inventor.exe /INSTALL" to register inventor. It will correct the registry conflict.
   
    >> up at the top where i have step #3, it gives me this.  Notice there is no picture of what to import now.(ks_cowboy, Message 27 of 27)
    Generally this is because the registry information of True View 2012 is damaged. Restall True View 2012 can resolve this issue.
   
    Frank, have you tried the command line "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2012\Bin\Inventor.exe /INSTALL"?


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RayFeiler
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Message 29 of 30 (1,586 Views)

Re: how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

08-23-2011 05:09 AM in reply to: jeffrey.sun

Thank you very much for the clarification Jeffrey. This will save me some time during installation. :smileyvery-happy:

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ks_cowboy
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Message 30 of 30 (1,570 Views)

Re: how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

08-23-2011 01:19 PM in reply to: jeffrey.sun

That did the trick!  It is workin just fine now.  Thank You!

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