I just ran a simulation (a simple modal analysis) and attempted to create a report. It ran through all the pictures and then gave the following error message in a dialog box:
"c:\program files\autodesk\inventor 2011\Design Data\Simulation\Report\Main.htm contains an incorrect path"
The only button on the dialog box is "OK" and when I press it, I don't get a report.
It does this regardless of whether I ask for an HTML or RTF report file. I looked, and the directory & file do not exist at C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2011\ ...there is a Simulation folder but no Design Data. I tried running Inventor as Administrator and it did not create the folder. I tried repairing the Inventor installation & that didn't work either.
I am running Inventor 2011 Pro SP1 (Build 282); Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit.
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Try changing the defaults in the report settings and pick a different folder. Try creating a "Temp" directory on your c:\ drive and use it.
At the bottom of your first screen for the FEA Report you can select where you want the report to be generated. The standard default is <Current path to *.iam file>. Looks like someone has changed it.
I'll double-check, but I don't think that's it, since I didn't use the default report location. I specified several other places (i.e. My Documents), none of which worked. The directory it's giving the error about is not where I specified the report to be created.
Is it looking for some sort of report template that wasn't installed, or has the wrong path?
To me the error report is trying to save to a directory that doesn't exist. Try editing the "Locations"
The report looks for the template in the "...\Design Data\Simulation\Report" folder. It looks like you're using Win7 / Vista. For those O/S' installer places the files here: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk\Inventor 2011\Design Data
The report template files are located here: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk\Inventor 2011\Design Data\Simulation\Report
I can reproduce your issue if I change the Inventor project file's design data folder to some thing like C:\Program Files. I'm wondering if you might have a non-default design data folder specified in your project file.
You can either change the Design Data folder in the project file back to "default" or else copy the Report Template files (with the Simualtion\Report folder structure) over to the design data location specified in your active project file.
Hope this helps!
Yes, thank you. The files were present at the location you specified in the user directory. We have the project design data folder pointed to a server so it's the same for all projects. Since the Design Data folder wasn't present on the server, perhaps it defaulted to the Program Files location (though I don't understand why it didn't default to the Inventor default design data location (under Application Options > File tab), which was still pointing to the right place in my user directory.
In any case, it appears to work now, so good enough. Thanks again Hugh.
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