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bshbsh
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Working with very old assy's in AIS2010

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03-17-2010 01:46 AM
Hello Everyone,

I'd like to ask some help.
I have to work on a very old assembly again, which I pulled out of the archives. This was made in 2003 or so, with maybe Inventor 5 or something.
The problem is, Inventor 2010 could open this fine and converted everything into its new format and saved. Only after this, it turned out, some of the sub-assemblies in the model were "checked out" (sorry, if this is not the right word, I'm using a german version of inventor) and therefore it doesn't let me work with the model at all. I remember this has happened to me earlier too, it was something with the old types of single user or multiuser projects or something like that. I also remember I was using "inventor UnReserve" to remove these "checkouts", but it doesn't work anymore. (Probably because of Vista? Or because of X64? Or doesn't recognize IV 2010 files?)

So, I have all the files, converted into 2010, but unable to modify some assies, UnReserve doesn't work, how else could I remove this stupid "checkout" thingy?

Thanks in advance!
*Mike Maenpaa
Message 2 of 4 (123 Views)

Re: Working with very old assy's in AIS2010

03-17-2010 11:03 AM in reply to: bshbsh
You didn't pull the .ipj file out of the archive too?
Check the box "Enable creation of legacy project types", on the General tab,
in Application Options.
Create a Shared project.
This should allow you to create a Shared .ipj, which would allow you to
Check In the files.

Mike

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Hello Everyone,

I'd like to ask some help.
I have to work on a very old assembly again, which I pulled out of the
archives. This was made in 2003 or so, with maybe Inventor 5 or something.
The problem is, Inventor 2010 could open this fine and converted everything
into its new format and saved. Only after this, it turned out, some of the
sub-assemblies in the model were "checked out" (sorry, if this is not the
right word, I'm using a german version of inventor) and therefore it doesn't
let me work with the model at all. I remember this has happened to me
earlier too, it was something with the old types of single user or multiuser
projects or something like that. I also remember I was using "inventor
UnReserve" to remove these "checkouts", but it doesn't work anymore.
(Probably because of Vista? Or because of X64? Or doesn't recognize IV 2010
files?)

So, I have all the files, converted into 2010, but unable to modify some
assies, UnReserve doesn't work, how else could I remove this stupid
"checkout" thingy?

Thanks in advance!
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ravikmb5
Posts: 313
Registered: ‎05-30-2009
Message 3 of 4 (123 Views)

Re: Working with very old assy's in AIS2010

03-17-2010 11:55 AM in reply to: bshbsh
here i have same issue with inventor 11
to IV 2010
but finally i have recreated assembly constraints and LOD'S
Please mark this response as Problem Solved if it answers your question.
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Ravi Kumar MB,
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Email: ravikmb5@gmail.com
*Dennis Jeffrey
Message 4 of 4 (123 Views)

Re: Working with very old assy's in AIS2010

03-17-2010 10:09 PM in reply to: bshbsh
I have an old Windows 2000 box with Inventor 5.3, 7 & 8 Installed.
Depending on complexity of the files, many older versions must be
migrated gradually to absorb modeling kernel and feature changes.

I'd never go from IV version 4 or version 5.0 directly to IV 2009 or
above. Too many changes. Batch migration also seldom works when you skip
too many versions.
--
Dennis Jeffrey, Autodesk Inventor Certified Expert

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