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jameslenane
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INVENTOR CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL FILES FROM CADLEARNING

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05-07-2012 12:56 PM

Downloaded certified professional files from Education community>free CADLearning and have them in my projects box,when I open one of these I first get a box in top right hand cornerng cannot open xml file and I had two ipt files open on a couple of ocassions and inventor just froze,its inv 2011 and has all service packs,first question the xml issue is this related and do I need some sort of link in sub folders for these to open?I basically have to turn desktop off to sort it,now I have inv 2012 aswell but as the files where for 2011 professional exam I put them in there which I thought made sense as I have passed the 2011 associate but it was late in the year,the only thing Ive noticed since having 2012 that when I use 2011 I get a message on screen about it reregistering with operating system,I think thats the message,any help would be greatly appreciated as Im worried that I will have to get rid of one of the inventors!

Thanks james

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JDMather
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Re: INVENTOR CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL FILES FROM CADLEARNING

05-07-2012 03:27 PM in reply to: jameslenane

jameslenane wrote:

 Ive noticed since having 2012 that when I use 2011 I get a message on screen about it reregistering with operating system,I think thats the message,any help would be greatly appreciated as Im worried that I will have to get rid of one of the inventors!

Thanks james


This is normal behavior.  You should be fine with both versions installed.
Not sure if that is related to your other problem though - I will try to do a check and report back.


 

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Re: INVENTOR CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL FILES FROM CADLEARNING

05-07-2012 05:19 PM in reply to: JDMather
Thanks,one other thing,I didnt install the cadlearning files into 2012 as their 2011 cert pro exam files so I thought it made sense but its like 2012 has decided itself that it will be the default programme for opening files. It just told me on the site to put the cadlearning invs11 dataset into projects and thats it but it cant be as I can open some if not all part files but theirs ipj files their too that I cant open so you must have to make a link in the project box somehow, just watched some of the videos on the site and I either dont have those files or I cant open them as their in with those ipj files! Thanks and sorry for being a pain,regards James
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sbixler
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Re: INVENTOR CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL FILES FROM CADLEARNING

05-08-2012 04:21 AM in reply to: jameslenane

The last version of Inventor to be used always makes itself the default version for opening Inventor files.  That's what the message about re-registering means.  Inventor registers itself with Windows so that when you right click on a file in Explorer (for example), you get Inventor-specific choices for what to do with it (Open, Pack and Go, Design Assistant, iProperties, etc.).  So each version of Inventor re-registers with Windows so that these all work with the current and last-used version of the program.

 

I haven't worked with the learning/certification files you're referring to, but it sounds as if you need to follow the instructions as written, but make sure that you are running Inventor 2011 and that it has properly registered itself.

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jameslenane
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Re: INVENTOR CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL FILES FROM CADLEARNING

05-08-2012 09:49 AM in reply to: jameslenane

Thanks for your help,but it just says you can download the files and follow along with the videos,which I did but the very first tutorial and video which had vblock.ipt I was in trouble as cant find vblock.ipt for love nor money,so Im stuck before getting started,now I have heard some other people talking about missing files but that could just be nothing I dont know,the service is provided by a third party-4D Technologies,so Ive contacted their support desk to see if they can help,fingers crossed,you get to them through autodesk education community>CADLearning!

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Re: INVENTOR CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL FILES FROM CADLEARNING

05-08-2012 05:31 PM in reply to: jameslenane

I seem to have sorted some of the issues out with the cadlearning files,some of it is just badly presented as I found the vblock,they just dont tell where to look which is a sort of basic thing to do when you have so many files and the one you want is bundled in with something else but whats really got me this time is I just noticed my tutorial files which Ive had from the start has gone from the projects box so it wont find any of my work as Id done most of it in there or default settings so to say Im a bit downbeat is an understatement as Im not sure how to fix that or can I,and why did it happen which worries me,really need some help as Ive got in a right muddle and dont know why?

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Re: INVENTOR CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL FILES FROM CADLEARNING

05-11-2012 12:43 PM in reply to: sbixler

I meant to ask how do I know its properly registered with windows,that its working or is there some way of checking?

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rajeshindi
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Re: INVENTOR CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL FILES FROM CADLEARNING

05-11-2012 03:36 PM in reply to: jameslenane
I had this issue but for other reason. I have 2011 & recently loaded 2012 inv. but still I didnt delete 2011 as I am doing few projects and I want to finish them. But start new projects in 12. What I noticed is, we can't open both 2011 & 2012 at the same time.
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rajeshindi
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Re: INVENTOR CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL FILES FROM CADLEARNING

05-11-2012 03:41 PM in reply to: jameslenane
Sorry, please read my previous reply as inv 2012 & 2013. Thanks.
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jameslenane
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Re: INVENTOR CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL FILES FROM CADLEARNING

05-12-2012 04:19 AM in reply to: jameslenane

Thats odd as I can open 2011 & 2012 at the same time so not sure what the issue is there,but I will say 2011 started freezing on me with files I got from CADLearning from autodesk education communities and never had a problem before,so next I will try it on my own files,Id say you must have a registry problem of some sort as when I open 2011 it tells me to wait for it to register with windows:{,which is a pain and 2012 has now become my default software to open files and sometimes I dont want that but this is something I think you have to put up with when you have the two programs but the should work side by side no problem as I had 2010 + 2011 and never had any of these issues! 

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