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Can't open standard file types

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Can't open standard file types



I'm using Fusion 360 personal version on Mac OS. I noticed that recently there were some limitations introduced into this version, as mentioned in here: 


One of the limitations mentioned in the link above is that only the "standard file types" will be supported for import. However, I noticed that some of the formats in the standard types are `.ipt` and `.fbx`, which I cannot import in a Fusion 360 project with a personal version.


So I was wondering whether the standard file types list is outdated or if there's a bug in the personal version that removes support for importing some of the standard file types?


Thank you.

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Message 2 of 8
in reply to: amqcesar

Pinging @CGBenner - the information linked by @amqcesar is confusing in relation to the question of Import or Export.

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@TheCADWhisperer wrote:

Pinging @CGBenner - the information linked by @amqcesar is confusing in relation to the question of Import or Export.

Your link for @CGBenner doesn't seem to have worked. 


The info here in the help isn't too clear either!



Mark Hughes
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Looking through the links, I see in the Standard File Types table, that the file types mentioned are available for EXPORT from Personal Use, but it does not say that they are available to be opened or imported with Personal Use.  

Going to further tag @RajkumarIlanchelian for more clarification on this.

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Message 5 of 8

@amqcesar I will confirm with the internal teams but Inventor parts files and assembly files should not be excluded per license type. When you try to import them, are you receiving a message that they are restricted for the license type as the error? Are you seeing some other error when doing the same. 

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Message 6 of 8
in reply to: amqcesar



Thank you for your time. The message I see when trying to open up both types of files, `.ipt` and `.fbx`, is: "This file type cannot be opened." as shown below:

Screenshot 2023-09-12 at 08.25.32.png


I've attached the `.ipt` file I tried to open in this example. For the `.fbx` example, I used the same file provided in this other post I found where they mention this same importing issue:


I also tried to upload the `.ipt` file to the "Data Panel" first, which worked, but only as a read-only file. If I right-click on it I don't get any of the editing options such as "Insert into current design" or the like, as shown in the image below. There's an "Open" option that what it does is to open up a web browser to view the file in the cloud.

Screenshot 2023-09-12 at 08.27.41.png


I hope it helps, please let me know if any other information is needed.


Thanks again.

Message 7 of 8

@amqcesar Thank you for providing extra details but I have now confirmed with engineering that these file types are NOT supported for open/Import for personal license. Our apologies if documentation lead you to believe that this is possible.

We will be working to rectify the documentation.  

Rajkumar Ilanchelian
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Got it, thank you!

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