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Cadmanto
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Message 11 of 19 (168 Views)

Re: Template Locations

08-31-2012 06:38 AM in reply to: graeme.robinson

That makes two of us.  I don't know what else to tell you.

If I was sitting at your station I might be able to figure something out, but from this end

it is a little challenging beyond what I have already suggested.

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jletcher
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Message 12 of 19 (164 Views)

Re: Template Locations

08-31-2012 06:45 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

What OS do you have?


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Cadmanto
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Re: Template Locations

08-31-2012 06:49 AM in reply to: jletcher

Windows 7 office professional

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Message 14 of 19 (158 Views)

Re: Template Locations

08-31-2012 06:54 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

On more question

 

Do you have any other Inventor loaded old versions?

 

And if not was the folders for them in C drive deleted?


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Re: Template Locations

08-31-2012 07:08 AM in reply to: jletcher

I am not the one having the issue.  I like you am trying to help the originator of this thread.

Hopefully he will respond to your questions.

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graeme.robinson
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Message 16 of 19 (146 Views)

Re: Template Locations

08-31-2012 07:14 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Hi

 

We are runnign Windows 7 Pro

 

yes I have multiple versions running, I have 2011 on my machine for bringing files out of an old 2011 vault we have archived

 

I can try on  a Machine with only 2012 on...

 

See if that works

 

Thanks

 

Graeme

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Message 17 of 19 (141 Views)

Re: Template Locations

08-31-2012 07:24 AM in reply to: graeme.robinson

Hi  graeme.robinson,

 

I think what your running up against is a bit of hidden functionality that is not very discoverable.

 

Here's how it works: If you don't have a file called Standard.ipt in the root of your template directory and you use the drop down list, then Inventor defaults to a template that is hardcoded within in the program (if I recall correctly). So typically the best solution is to place a copy of your template in the root of your template directory and name it Standard.ipt, or just rename your existing template Standard.ipt. This way when a user uses the drop down, you know which file they will be hitting.

 

This is true for all of the file extensions found in the list (.ipt, .iam, .idw or .dwg, and .ipn)

 

There is a reason that it works this way, but it's a bit academic.

 

I hope this helps.
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graeme.robinson
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Message 18 of 19 (123 Views)

Re: Template Locations

09-01-2012 01:59 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Thanks Curtis

 

Thats a real shame......I cant put the standard.ipt back in the root and use that as we use two diferent kinds of templates depending on which user is creating a file, as they go into different deparmental life cycles....

 

I guess the only way round it is to make these standrd.i* templates have a different iproperty field matched with another file category in lifecycle which will be flagged up when checking into the vault as a non lifecyle category or a locked file....

 

whats annoying is that the standard.idw shows up as missing...its the iam and ipt that still work from this hard coded thing that you mention.

 

Its one of them pointless Inventor things that should be disabled but wont for some unbeknown reason

 

thnaks for the information though

 

Cheers

 

Graeme

 

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jingy
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Message 19 of 19 (104 Views)

Re: Template Locations

09-02-2012 08:44 PM in reply to: graeme.robinson

If you didn't set anything on the project, the template folder location is default. Cadmanto has talked.

default template location.jpg

Then when you create new file using the quick access button, the template folder will be showed.

template used during create new file.jpg

If you change the template foler to another, it will be updated at create new file dialog box.



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