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Dexter
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idw_dwf files won't import into IP 2013

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06-28-2012 08:48 AM

My company is purchasing IP 2013 very soon. It will give a big boost to our maintenance manual illustrations. Our work process that we have used in the past involved idw_dwf files, which contain the parts lists, 2D drawings, and the 3D model. All of this opens very nicely in Autodesk Reviewer. We are wondering why Inventor Publisher refuses to open this type of file and extract the model. It produces an error message that contains some kind of "DRM is not supported at this time" message. Thanks in advance for your response.....

 

 

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TimeraAutodesk
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Re: idw_dwf files won't import into IP 2013

07-06-2012 08:43 AM in reply to: Dexter

Hi Dexter,

 

Thanks for your post. Pubilsher supports the import of DWF files, but I have to admit I'm not familiar with idw. How is your company creating these documents? (what software is being used)?

 

We support a wide range of import formats in 2013, and all of the relevant information regarding that can be found on our WikiHelp site here: http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Inventor_Publisher/enu/2013/Help/0218-Import_C218

 

Thanks,

Timera

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DarrenP
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Re: idw_dwf files won't import into IP 2013

07-06-2012 01:51 PM in reply to: TimeraAutodesk

.idw is the inventor drawing format

which publisher doesn't bring in

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Dexter
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Re: idw_dwf files won't import into IP 2013

07-09-2012 06:00 AM in reply to: Dexter

Thanks for the responses. Yes .idw is an Inventor file type. I don't know exactly how our Engineering group packages the idw_dwf files, but I am 99% sure it is done using Inventor 2010. At present, we are trying other pathways to get .iam or .dwf files from our new vault, which is in a program called IFS. If we could have stayed with Vault Explorer, getting files probably wouldn't be so difficult. At minimum, maybe I have started a potential product improvement idea?

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TimeraAutodesk
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Re: idw_dwf files won't import into IP 2013

07-11-2012 10:46 AM in reply to: Dexter

Hi Dexter,

 

This is an interesting issue, thanks for bringing your workflow to our attention. While we do not support this package type in Publisher, it's good to know that it is being used by our customers and can open up some communication. In the meantime, I'd suggest finding some way to get the .iam or independent .dwf files to work with in Publisher. Vault works particularly well with Publisher, so it's a shame you guys moved away from it.

 

If you find a workaround please keep me in the loop and let me know, I'd be interested to hear how your company solves this issue.

 

Thanks and good luck!

 

Timera

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