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how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

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08-19-2011 06:28 AM

Howdy yall,

I am havin some issues with importing .dwg files created in Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 2009 (mdt) into Inventor 2012. Here is what i am doing... (i used photobucket to upload the pics. If it dont work please let me know.)

#1. I find said .dwg, highlight it, click options, click import, click ok, and then click open.

#2. this window opens up...

I change "no saved configuration" to "default Mechanical Desktop configuration" and hit next

#3. then it changes to this...

Then i hit next

#4. then it changes to this...

then i hit next

#5. then that window closes and i get this popup...


What am i doing wrong? It worked when i had Inventor 2011, but then i had some computer issues, and had to reistall windows 7 (hard drive issues) and all of my programs. I didnt install Inventor 2011 initally, so i dont know what settings was changed, or if there are any that need changed.

I will admit, i am not too well educated in the ways of MDT, so please dumb it down for me.

Thank Yall in advanced!

Frank

>>jeffrey now I’m really confused. This is the Readme file for the 2012 installer. (RayFeiler, Message 16 of 27)
    The old MDT 2009 installation package published in 2008 requires the Inventor 2009 installed. Originally I assumed this package was used. In this case, the install sequence should be Inventor 2009, MDT 2009, Inventor 2012.
    In the attached picture, I find you are using the new installation package. This package requires Inventor 2012 other than 2009. The install sequence should be Inventor 2012, MDT 2009.
    The underlying reason I stress the installation sequence is because when serveral inventor builds are installed on the same machine, there is the registry conflict issue.
   
   
    >>Yes after I get that runtime error, Inventor does crash.  I dont know what CER means(ks_cowboy, Message 17 of 27 )
    The CER dialog means the dialog with the title "AutoCAD Inventor Error Report". See the attachment.
    
    >> Does this mean that i need to uninstall inventor 2012 then re install it?  (ks_cowboy, Message 21 of 27)
    Before reinstallation, please try to use the command line "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2012\Bin\Inventor.exe /INSTALL" to register inventor. It will correct the registry conflict.
   
    >> up at the top where i have step #3, it gives me this.  Notice there is no picture of what to import now.(ks_cowboy, Message 27 of 27)
    Generally this is because the registry information of True View 2012 is damaged. Restall True View 2012 can resolve this issue.
   
    Frank, have you tried the command line "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2012\Bin\Inventor.exe /INSTALL"?

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DarrenP
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Re: how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

08-19-2011 06:48 AM in reply to: ks_cowboy

i think you have to download the version of mdt 2009 to have it work 2012 inventor: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/item?id=13744274&siteID=123112

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Re: how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

08-19-2011 09:17 AM in reply to: DarrenP

I have MDT 2009 already installed on my computer, allong with inventor 2012.  It used to work with Inventor 2011, and i have 2011 on my pc, but it wont operate cause of a licensing issue that i havnt had time to figure out.

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RayFeiler
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Re: how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

08-19-2011 10:10 AM in reply to: ks_cowboy

There are two versions of Mechanical Desktop 2009. One works with Inventor 2009, 2010 and 2011 and the other works with 2012. I think you have the first version and need to download the one that works with 2012. I'm in the same boat as you.

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rdyson
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Re: how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

08-19-2011 11:05 AM in reply to: RayFeiler

Actually no, if you have MDT installed it should work with 2012, at least mine does on XP-64.

If not installed, then yes. You have to download the new installer or have IV 2011 or 2010 already installed on the machine to install MDT.

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rdyson
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Re: how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

08-19-2011 11:06 AM in reply to: ks_cowboy

Post the MDT file

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RayFeiler
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Re: how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

08-19-2011 11:31 AM in reply to: rdyson

Nice to know, but I do not have Mechanical Desktop installed and the installer I have does not work with 2012 which is why Autodesk released a new installer. So now we have a installer that works with 2009, 2010 and 2011 and a installer that works with 2012. In my case Desktop is not installed because of new computers. :smileyvery-happy:

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rdyson
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Re: how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

08-19-2011 12:03 PM in reply to: RayFeiler

No, the one downloadable installer works for installations on machines with IV 2010,2011 & 2012.

I'm extracting the zip files now! It'll be loaded on a new lpatop with only IV 2012.

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RayFeiler
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Re: how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

08-19-2011 01:12 PM in reply to: rdyson

That is weird. When I go to http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/item?id=13744274&siteID=123112 and complete the form, the link it takes me to shows a down load for 2009, 2010 and 2011 and a differant one for 2012.

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Re: how to import Mechanical Desktop 2009 files into Inventor 2012

08-19-2011 02:31 PM in reply to: rdyson

Here is one of many files i have tried to import.  When I installed mdt, at the time, I think, that i had only put inventor 2012 on.  Eventually, through some confusion, i had installed inventor 2011.  Now i cant open inventor 2011 cause of some licensing issues.  I have never tried to figure out how to solve that issue, cause this should work.

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