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PENengr
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dwg to idw change with base view?

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04-15-2013 05:10 AM

We've got a new dwg template and we found that when we bring in a base view on a new drawing, the drawing changed to an idw format.

 

Does anyone know why?

 

 

Sam,

I am using 2012 and that is the way our templates are setup as well.  The templates in Inventor (ours at least) are .dwg files.  When you start a new Inventor drawing and save it they save as .idw .   The actual file is not changing from an .dwg to .idw, but rather converting persa through the save process as a result of a new drawing creation.

Hope that makes sense.  Are your Inventor templates .idw files?

 

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Re: dwg to idw change with base view?

04-15-2013 05:17 AM in reply to: PENengr

Because the .idw is the natural format for inventor drawings to accept model views.  The .dwg is acceptable and is usable in conjuction with Autocad.

 

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Re: dwg to idw change with base view?

04-15-2013 05:23 PM in reply to: PENengr

What version of Inventor?  Can you post your template for someone else to try?  I've never heard of a file switching file types without a deliberate action by the user!

Sam B
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Re: dwg to idw change with base view?

04-16-2013 05:24 AM in reply to: sbixler

Sam,

I am using 2012 and that is the way our templates are setup as well.  The templates in Inventor (ours at least) are .dwg files.  When you start a new Inventor drawing and save it they save as .idw .   The actual file is not changing from an .dwg to .idw, but rather converting persa through the save process as a result of a new drawing creation.

Hope that makes sense.  Are your Inventor templates .idw files?

 

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Re: dwg to idw change with base view?

04-16-2013 06:45 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Scott, 

 

Our drawing templates are .idw files, so I don't have direct experience with this.  But I'm even more mystified after your explanation-- how does a .dwg drawing template change to a .idw drawing, without the file actually changing?

Sam B
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Re: dwg to idw change with base view?

04-16-2013 06:50 AM in reply to: sbixler

Sam,

I really don't have an explaination for you.  All I know is when I started here that is the way they are.  I have several times added perameters, iLogic rules and have made several changes to the .dwg templates.  They work great in creating idw drawings.  I guess you could experiment with it and try it yourself.  At least this way you would get an idea of how it works.  :smileyhappy:

 

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