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VictorBDEngineer
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Problems with Publisher 2013 R1 and is there an alternative?

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08-25-2013 05:19 PM

Can anyone suggest some tutorials on using Inventor Studio to generate pictures of the build up an assembly like that can be done with Inventor Publisher.

The latest version of Publisher 2013 R1 will not me let me insert a model or for that matter it will not even create an empty file without crashing. Plenty of crash reports but no respone about the problem.

So I am having to resort to looking for alternatives to get my project completed. Publisher 2013 works fine but it can not open Inventor 2014 files.

So I am looking at using Inventor Studio but I have the feeling that it is not up to the job. As far as I can see it just produces animations which is not what I want.

Is there a Publisher alternative out there?

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Victor Pringle

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Bill.Bogan
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08-27-2013 03:47 PM in reply to: VictorBDEngineer

I'm investigating the option to get a "reprint" of part of a book, the chapter I wrote about Inventor Studio.

 

The book Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2009 had a chapter (16) in it that was an in depth discussion about Studio with examples.

 

Should my request get approved, I will let you know how to access the information.

 

-Bill Bogan

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VictorBDEngineer
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Re: Problems with Publisher 2013 R1 and is there an alternative?

09-03-2013 01:41 AM in reply to: Bill.Bogan

I have managed to find a copy of "Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2010" and the chapter you suggested.

 

The problem I have now is trying to map the  Inventor Studio paradigrams to Publishers. Like how do I move a part and get a trail back to its original position? How do I add annotations and call outs with part numbers? In all I do not think Inventor Studio is up to the job but as I can not get Publisher 2013 R1 to work I have little option but to try and use it.

 

Is there any way of converting Inventor 2014 files back to Inventor 2013 so that I can use Publisher 2013?

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Bill.Bogan
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Re: Problems with Publisher 2013 R1 and is there an alternative?

09-03-2013 07:09 AM in reply to: VictorBDEngineer

You are right; Inventor Studio has limited capability and isn't designed to provide a "Publisher" type experience. It is for rendering images and video animations of products. Its strength is that it allows you to animate components, constraints, parameters, cameras, and lights to produce the output.

 

I misunderstood your original post, thinking you wanted only to output images of an assembly build up. Which you can do with studio. The video output choices are sequential images or video, so it would be possible to post-process the images to add whatever you want, but it would become tedious as you add the content over numerous frames.

 

Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance.

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VictorBDEngineer
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Re: Problems with Publisher 2013 R1 and is there an alternative?

09-03-2013 11:39 AM in reply to: VictorBDEngineer

I have no problem with Publisher as a program and I think it is a great product.

 

The issue I have is that Publisher 2013 works fine on my computer but Publisher 2013 R1 does not.

 

I have moved onto Inventor 2014 which does not work with Publisher 2013. As Publisher 2013 R1 refuses to work I am now screwed and have to look for an alternative.

 

Is there any way of converting Inventor 2014 files back to Inventor 2013, surely there cant be that much difference between them?

 

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Victor Pringle

 

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DarrenP
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Re: Problems with Publisher 2013 R1 and is there an alternative?

09-04-2013 08:13 AM in reply to: VictorBDEngineer

VictorBDEngineer wrote:

 

 

Is there any way of converting Inventor 2014 files back to Inventor 2013, surely there cant be that much difference between them?

 

Regards

Victor Pringle

 


no there is no saving down in inventor you can export as a step file but you lose your feature history

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VictorBDEngineer
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Re: Problems with Publisher 2013 R1 and is there an alternative?

09-04-2013 11:51 AM in reply to: DarrenP

Thank you, you are a life saver.

 

It had not occured to me to export the model in another format.

 

I exported my Inventor 2014 assembly into a STEP file and loaded it into Publisher 2013. Everything was there and Publisher 2013 works fine.

 

So I can still use Inventor 2014 and publish with Publisher 2013.

 

Publisher 2013 R1 is going into the trash until they come up with a version thats works for me.

 

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Victor Pringle

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VictorBDEngineer
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Re: Problems with Publisher 2013 R1 and is there an alternative?

09-04-2013 10:26 PM in reply to: VictorBDEngineer

Found out it is better to export in DWF format that also gives you a parts list which is not available with the STEP export.

 

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VictorBDEngineer
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Re: Problems with Publisher 2013 R1 and is there an alternative?

07-15-2014 10:15 PM in reply to: VictorBDEngineer

I still can not get Publisher 2013 R1 to work. It crashes without any error reports when I either try to create a new file or try to insert a model into an existing file. Is there any fix for this?

 

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Victor Pringle

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Huan.Yu_Autodesk
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Re: Problems with Publisher 2013 R1 and is there an alternative?

07-15-2014 10:47 PM in reply to: VictorBDEngineer

Hello Victor,

 

Thank you for using Publisher and sorry to hear that you are still having problem with Publisher 2013 R1.  Have you tried to uninstall and re-install Publisher 2013 R1 to see if it works? Also, could you please let us know your detailed machine and OS specifications? Thank you!

 

Thanks,

 

-Huan

 

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