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tmulligan
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Inventor hangs when importing Step files

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12-05-2013 11:46 AM

Inventor hangs when importing Step files. I have tried unchecking the embed in document option with no luck. Is there anything else I can try?

 

TIA

Tom

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JDMather
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Re: Inventor hangs when importing Step files

12-05-2013 11:50 AM in reply to: tmulligan

You have provided almost no useful information for the purpose of diagnosing your problem.

Q1. Can you save a simple cube as STEP?

Q2. Can you then open this simple STEP file that was created by Inventor in Inventor?

 

Q3. Is this a new problem on this install, did it work once, or did it never work?

 

Q4. What version of Inventor?

Q5. All Service Packs and Updates?

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Re: Inventor hangs when importing Step files

12-05-2013 11:53 AM in reply to: JDMather

"embed in document" is ONLY for the translation report and I'd hope would have NO impact on the actual import process other than where to save the text file that says it was imported,blah blah blah....

 

 

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Re: Inventor hangs when importing Step files

12-05-2013 12:13 PM in reply to: tmulligan
Q1
Yes I can create a step file in inventor.
Q2
I can import the file back into inventor
Q3
This happens to me with large files. I am trying to open a 357MB file

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12-05-2013 12:18 PM in reply to: tmulligan

You left out the critical information in Q3 in your original post (and the related information that it works fine on small models).

 

You did not answer the last two questions.

 

Q6. System Specs?

Q7. Have you turned off quality checking and set to save parts on open.

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Re: Inventor hangs when importing Step files

12-05-2013 12:24 PM in reply to: mcgyvr

mcgyvr wrote:

"embed in document" is ONLY for the translation report and I'd hope would have NO impact on the actual import process ...

 


Actually there was a bug in an earlier release where turning this off did allow the translation.  I think it was fixed in a SP.

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Re: Inventor hangs when importing Step files

12-05-2013 12:31 PM in reply to: tmulligan
Q7
Running Inventor 2013 on Windows 7
Processor intel i7-2720QM CPU 2.20GHz
8GB RAM
64 - bit OS

Q8
I do not see a quality checking option for STEP import.

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Re: Inventor hangs when importing Step files

12-05-2013 01:30 PM in reply to: tmulligan

Make sure Post Processing

Check Parts during load

and

Auto Stitch

Advance Healing

are turned off.

Make sure to have Save Components during Load is active.

 

Post Processing.png

 

8Gig might be too little for a file that size.

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Re: Inventor hangs when importing Step files

12-05-2013 01:52 PM in reply to: tmulligan
Thank you for your help I will inquire about more RAM.

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Re: Inventor hangs when importing Step files

12-05-2013 02:13 PM in reply to: tmulligan

I'm not convinced that RAM will solve the problem.

Can you send me the file or post it on Autodesk 360?

 

jmather_at_pct_dot_edu

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