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ks_cowboy
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how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

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08-19-2011 06:28 AM

Howdy yall,

I am havin some issues with importing .dwg files created in Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 2009 (mdt) into Inventor 2012. Here is what i am doing... (i used photobucket to upload the pics. If it dont work please let me know.)

#1. I find said .dwg, highlight it, click options, click import, click ok, and then click open.

#2. this window opens up...

I change "no saved configuration" to "default Mechanical Desktop configuration" and hit next

#3. then it changes to this...

Then i hit next

#4. then it changes to this...

then i hit next

#5. then that window closes and i get this popup...


What am i doing wrong? It worked when i had Inventor 2011, but then i had some computer issues, and had to reistall windows 7 (hard drive issues) and all of my programs. I didnt install Inventor 2011 initally, so i dont know what settings was changed, or if there are any that need changed.

I will admit, i am not too well educated in the ways of MDT, so please dumb it down for me.

Thank Yall in advanced!

Frank

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

08-19-2011 06:48 AM in reply to: ks_cowboy

i think you have to download the version of mdt 2009 to have it work 2012 inventor: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/item?id=13744274&siteID=123112

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

08-19-2011 09:17 AM in reply to: DarrenP

I have MDT 2009 already installed on my computer, allong with inventor 2012.  It used to work with Inventor 2011, and i have 2011 on my pc, but it wont operate cause of a licensing issue that i havnt had time to figure out.

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

08-19-2011 10:10 AM in reply to: ks_cowboy

There are two versions of Mechanical Desktop 2009. One works with Inventor 2009, 2010 and 2011 and the other works with 2012. I think you have the first version and need to download the one that works with 2012. I'm in the same boat as you.

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

08-19-2011 11:05 AM in reply to: RayFeiler

Actually no, if you have MDT installed it should work with 2012, at least mine does on XP-64.

If not installed, then yes. You have to download the new installer or have IV 2011 or 2010 already installed on the machine to install MDT.

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

08-19-2011 11:06 AM in reply to: ks_cowboy

Post the MDT file

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

08-19-2011 11:31 AM in reply to: rdyson

Nice to know, but I do not have Mechanical Desktop installed and the installer I have does not work with 2012 which is why Autodesk released a new installer. So now we have a installer that works with 2009, 2010 and 2011 and a installer that works with 2012. In my case Desktop is not installed because of new computers. :smileyvery-happy:

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

08-19-2011 12:03 PM in reply to: RayFeiler

No, the one downloadable installer works for installations on machines with IV 2010,2011 & 2012.

I'm extracting the zip files now! It'll be loaded on a new lpatop with only IV 2012.

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

08-19-2011 01:12 PM in reply to: rdyson

That is weird. When I go to http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/item?id=13744274&siteID=123112 and complete the form, the link it takes me to shows a down load for 2009, 2010 and 2011 and a differant one for 2012.

2012.JPG

2009.JPG

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

08-19-2011 02:31 PM in reply to: rdyson

Here is one of many files i have tried to import.  When I installed mdt, at the time, I think, that i had only put inventor 2012 on.  Eventually, through some confusion, i had installed inventor 2011.  Now i cant open inventor 2011 cause of some licensing issues.  I have never tried to figure out how to solve that issue, cause this should work.

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