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calhoung
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Can't open files!

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02-04-2013 07:14 AM

Hello,

 

I am having difficulties opening some files today. They are files that I normally work with everyday. They are an stp. file and jt. file. See attachments please. Somebody have any ideas?? These are hot items I need to be working on so the sooner the better, please! 

When I do this, inventor keeps closing unexpectedly as well.

 

Thanks,

Gage

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JDMather
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Re: Can't open files!

02-04-2013 07:34 AM in reply to: calhoung

Reboot the machine.

Create a simple 1mx1mx1m cube and save in STEP or desired format.

Can you create the file?

Can you read the file back into Inventor?

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Re: Can't open files!

02-04-2013 07:54 AM in reply to: calhoung

I was able to create the cube. But I was not able to save or export to an stp or jt file.

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Re: Can't open files!

02-04-2013 07:59 AM in reply to: calhoung

Post screen shot of your Add-ins Manager.

 

I suspect you will have to do a Repair Install

or even

a complete Clean Uninstall and Re-install (with anti-virus and UAC off)

and then

this time creat a Windows Restore Point once you have verified that Inventor is working correctly so that you can restore to good state if this happens again.

 

But first check the Add-ins.

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Re: Can't open files!

02-04-2013 08:00 AM in reply to: JDMather

I just noticed that you haven't even stated what version of Inventor you are using.

 OK - I see the information 2012 in one of the images.

Have you installed all Service Packs?

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Re: Can't open files!

02-04-2013 08:09 AM in reply to: JDMather

Actually, I have not installed any service packs to my knowledge

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Re: Can't open files!

02-04-2013 08:53 AM in reply to: calhoung

Service packs are now installed, still the issue exists. Where do I go to find the add-ins?

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Re: Can't open files!

02-04-2013 08:57 AM in reply to: calhoung

Tools>Add-Ins

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Re: Can't open files!

02-04-2013 09:03 AM in reply to: JDMather

I am clicking on the add-ins button and nothing pops up, so I'm guessing there aren't any?

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Message 10 of 13 (241 Views)

Re: Can't open files!

02-04-2013 09:26 AM in reply to: calhoung

Finally got the file to open, but here is what happened when I tried converting it to a dwg format.

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