Inventor General Discussion

Inventor General Discussion

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Inventor 2013 gives me error "Cannot open XML file"

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08-08-2012 08:13 AM

When I open a file in Inventor 2013 I get the error message "cannot open XML file" for 20 or more files.(See attachment) This has only been an issue since 2013 was installed. What do I need to do to correct this? Thanks

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Re: Inventor 2013 gives me error "Cannot open XML file"

08-08-2012 09:02 AM in reply to: mjgky30SA

Check your project file.

It looks like your project file is pointing to the wrong location for the Design Data folder.

If Inventor was installed with the Design Data in a location other than the default location, you will need to repoint to the correct location.

Design Data.JPG

Mike Patchus

Inventor 2012 SP3 ~ Vault Pro 2013
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Re: Inventor 2013 gives me error "Cannot open XML file"

08-08-2012 10:01 AM in reply to: mpatchus

check project file and Application Options > Files tab.  App Options controls this unless it is defined otherwise in the project file.  The default location is at the Design Data folder level-- my installation, at least, doesn't have a folder named "XLS13" under it.

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