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kstate92
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Default for Inventor 2015 is DWG

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04-07-2014 10:40 AM

http://beinginventive.typepad.com/being-inventive/2014/04/dwg-the-default-file-type-for-inventor-201...

 

Anyone else see this posting?  I assume this was done for a reason.  Perhaps the starting point of phasing out the idw format?

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Re: Default for Inventor 2015 is DWG

04-07-2014 10:42 AM in reply to: kstate92

I hope not. Could be just another nail in the coffin for us.

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Re: Default for Inventor 2015 is DWG

04-07-2014 10:50 AM in reply to: RayFeiler

Has anyone seen any concrete info on why one would choose one vs the other?

All I know is that I don't like dwg because thats what Autocad uses and #2 an Inventor drawing saved as a DWG is larger in size than an exact drawing saved in IDW format..

 

That setting has been in the application options for years now.. I really think Autodesk has an internal "rule" that X amount of default settings must be modified/touched each year..

 

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Re: Default for Inventor 2015 is DWG

04-07-2014 10:54 AM in reply to: RayFeiler

I just wonder if the long-term plan (and I mean like 3-4 years out) is to integrate AutoCAD and Inventor (and Fusion) together.

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Re: Default for Inventor 2015 is DWG

04-07-2014 11:05 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

Those are the only two reasons we use IDW.

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Re: Default for Inventor 2015 is DWG

04-07-2014 11:34 AM in reply to: kstate92

Your link is broken. I think this is what you wanted: http://beinginventive.typepad.com/being-inventive/2014/04/dwg-the-default-file-type-for-inventor-201...

 

The primary reason we use IDW here is to avoid confusion between Inventor files and AutoCAD files. We still use AutoCad very heavily and have oodles of legacy data. Also, many of our customers expect to recieve approval drawings in AutoCAD format. In these cases I save an export of the Inventor idw as dwg in the same folder with the same name (the drawing number). I would be extremely agravated if I lost the easy differentiation.

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Re: Default for Inventor 2015 is DWG

04-07-2014 11:51 AM in reply to: kstate92

Try doing a P&ID or electrical schematic in Inventor.  :smileyhappy:  Not everything is a mechanical design, nor is it even a physical object.

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Re: Default for Inventor 2015 is DWG

04-07-2014 11:56 AM in reply to: dgorsman
I've done electric schematics in Inventor before. I decided afterwards that it was easier in AutoCAD; but it really wasn't that bad in Inventor, either.
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Re: Default for Inventor 2015 is DWG

04-07-2014 12:54 PM in reply to: mrattray

I used Autocad for 5+ years doing double sided/multilayer PCB layout (routing traces/holes,etc..)... Boy was that an absolute PITA... 

 

I NEVER understood why Autodesk would try to move people to DWG extension for Inventor..

DWG is Autocad..

IDW is Inventor..

That should be set in stone like the 10 Commandments for all you "sinners" out there.. 

 

If you want to be able to open Inventor drawings in Autocad then allow Autocad to open/access IDW files.. DON'T make them the same extension.. 

 

 

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Re: Default for Inventor 2015 is DWG

04-07-2014 01:16 PM in reply to: mrattray

Soon Inventor will be Autocad..........

 

 Everyone is asking for it go read all the idea section post.........

 

 

  But at least in 2015 they stayed with the goal of added clicks....

 

 

Boy do I miss Inventor...... :smileysad:

 

 


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