Inventor Customization

Inventor Customization

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Save as thumbnail as a file in vba?

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10-21-2012 04:47 AM


I need to save as thumbnails (like jpg or bmp or png file...?) in other directory in VBA. I seen lots of examples but in 32 bit with ThumbnailView companent.


I need to get this in Inventor VBA and 64 bit system and I do not want to install any other companent... Possible?...


Using Inventor 2013 and Win 7 64 bit...




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Re: Save as thumbnail as a file in vba?

10-22-2012 12:22 AM in reply to: mucip

Unfortunately in 64bit Inventor 2013 the VBA editor is running in a host process which is out-of-process against Inventor, and so you are not able to access the thumbnail(iPictureDisp) of Inventor document. You can refer to the blog below for details:


But as mentioned in the blog, you can create an application to use ApprenticeServer to access the thumbnail of Inventor document in 64bit machine. Hope this helps.

Rocky Zhang
Inventor API
Manufacturing Solutions
Autodesk, Inc.

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