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mj.penner
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When inserting/importing DWG files into Inventor nothing shows up.

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11-16-2013 05:18 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

I am using Inventor Pro 2014 on Windows 8.1 and when I insert or import a DWG file from AutoCAD into Inventor to extrude it into a solid, nothing shows up. Apparently a wizard is supposed to pop up but when I try it nothing at all happens. I have tried reinstalling it but nothing seems to work. Has anyone else had this issue? I think importing a DWG into a 2D sketch is a fairly basic thing to do but I'm baffled that it isn't working. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have SP1 already installed.

 

Thanks,

 

Myles

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JDMather
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Re: When inserting/importing DWG files into Inventor nothing shows up.

11-16-2013 06:04 PM in reply to: mj.penner

Have you done this in previous releases?

Are you familiar with the procedure?

(are you selection Options and setting to Import?)

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mj.penner
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Re: When inserting/importing DWG files into Inventor nothing shows up.

11-16-2013 06:09 PM in reply to: JDMather

Thanks for the response. Yes when I choose "Open" and pick "Import" from the options button nothing appears. The same is true when I make a 2D sketch and choose "ACAD" from the insert box. Unless there's something key that I'm mising I really don't know why there isn't even an error prompt if something really isn't working.

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rdyson
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Re: When inserting/importing DWG files into Inventor nothing shows up.

11-17-2013 06:11 AM in reply to: mj.penner
Do you have drawing trueview installed and does it run?
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bwil165
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Re: When inserting/importing DWG files into Inventor nothing shows up.

12-13-2013 08:37 PM in reply to: rdyson
I am in exactly the same situation (Inventor 2014 SP1, x64, Windows 8.1), and I have exactly the same problem. Just absolutely nothing happens.

Has anyone found a solution??

I do have TruView 2014 installed, and it does work. I can view all of the AutoCAD files in question perfectly using TruView.

The problem exists for both .dwg and .dxf files. I try a simple file with just a 2D square, still nothing happens.
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JDMather
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Re: When inserting/importing DWG files into Inventor nothing shows up.

12-14-2013 04:51 AM in reply to: bwil165

Attach dwg file here.

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bwil165
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Re: When inserting/importing DWG files into Inventor nothing shows up.

12-14-2013 04:32 PM in reply to: JDMather

I cannot attach the DWG I actually intend to use, but any DWG/DXF exhibits the problem. I have attached a simple such DWG (containg just a circle and a square) that exhibits the problem.

 

Furthermore, I have tried opening the DWG/DXF in Inventor (successfully), then copying the objects (select, right-click, copy) and pasting (activate sketch, right-click, paste) them into an IPT sketch. Again, nothing happens.

 

Thanks.

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ha_de
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Registered: ‎12-19-2013
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Re: When inserting/importing DWG files into Inventor nothing shows up.

12-19-2013 02:23 PM in reply to: mj.penner

*Exactly* the same problem here... Inventor LT 2014 X64 Trial & SP1 on Win 8.1 - and so, alas, my trial period expired before I was able to verify DWG import which is very important for our intended application.

 

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badams071
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01-27-2014 04:47 PM in reply to: bwil165

Have you found a resolution to this issue?  I am having the same problem.  Thanks!

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ha_de
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Re: When inserting/importing DWG files into Inventor nothing shows up.

01-28-2014 02:00 AM in reply to: badams071

>> Have you found a resolution to this issue? <<

 

Alas, no - so I deinstalled the Inventor trial and bought Rhino instead.

 

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