6.1 Document Association for Inventor View

We use AutoCAD 2005 & Solid Works (for 3D)
And eDrawings for viewer

BW


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Babette Welch
IT Director
Argonics, Inc.
1110 Wright Street
Marquette MI 49855
906.226.9747 ext 235




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Hi there,



Is anyone out there using Autodesk Inventor?

If so, have you been able to set up document association so you can view
your drawings from Vantage.



We are currently trying to set up an association for an .idw file, and
will also be trying to set up a .dwf association as well.

No matter what I try, I can't make it work.

If anyone could copy their view command from Document Association
Maintenance for either or both of these file extensions, and paste it in
reply, it would be much appreciated.

Thank you

Stuart Noble
Thompson Meat Machinery
stuart@...
Ph: 61 7 3803 6643 __





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I got no reply with this one. There must be some users out there using
Autodesk Inventor for their drawing package.

If anyone is unsure of the drawing package they use, would they mind
checking their document associations for IDW or DWF file extensions,
and pasting the command if they have one there?

I have done some google searches, to no avail.

Thanks
Stuart


--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Stuart Noble" <stuart@...> wrote:
>
> Hi there,
>
>
>
> Is anyone out there using Autodesk Inventor?
>
> If so, have you been able to set up document association so you can view
> your drawings from Vantage.
>
>
>
> We are currently trying to set up an association for an .idw file, and
> will also be trying to set up a .dwf association as well.
>
> No matter what I try, I can't make it work.
>
> If anyone could copy their view command from Document Association
> Maintenance for either or both of these file extensions, and paste it in
> reply, it would be much appreciated.
>
> Thank you
>
> Stuart Noble
> Thompson Meat Machinery
> stuart@...
> Ph: 61 7 3803 6643 __
>
>
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
I have inventor and will be using it in the future but currently am
depending on AutoCad as my default print software. I have attached
some jpg's and drawings to parts in the part master. When I went back
into those parts a few days later, the attachments were non-existent.

I did call Epicor and asked if there was a default folder that I could
put these files in on the server perhaps so that all computers/users
could retrieve the same attachemnt. (the files currently reside on my
laptop). They told me that unfortunately, the attachment functionality
could only acces files per local computer. How can this be correct?
Why did I buy a database? Surely this cannot be correct.
We bought the AutoVue package from Epicor when we bought our system
and we don't have any of the issues either of you are having,
although we don't use Inventor and I don't know if AutoVue supports
that specific file format. Using AutoVue does require that the
drive where the documents are stored be mounted on both the server
and the workstations.

If you have AutoVue, here is the line we use to set up the document
association for any file you wish to view:

V:\autovue\avwin\avwin.exe &1

Obviously, the AutoVue program is located on the V: drive, which is
the same drive we use for Vantage. The V: drive is mapped on both
the server and the workstations The command above is for any
extension we want associated - .pdf, .dwg, .doc, .xls, .jpg, etc.

We keep all of our drawings and other files on our K: drive, and
that is mapped on both the server and the workstations via the logon
script. To my knowledge, we've never had a problem with the
program, only our users putting in the wrong path or file name.

By the way, we've never got the direct print function to work in
Document Association, but this actually works well for us. You can
print from AutoVue and by having only the View function working, it
forces the user to actually look at the file first before printing
it, assuring that they are printing the correct file.

If you don't have AutoVue, I'm not sure you can do what you want
done.

Lee Hansen
lhansen@...

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "JohnBob" <jholden@...> wrote:
>
> I have inventor and will be using it in the future but currently
am
> depending on AutoCad as my default print software. I have
attached
> some jpg's and drawings to parts in the part master. When I went
back
> into those parts a few days later, the attachments were non-
existent.
>
> I did call Epicor and asked if there was a default folder that I
could
> put these files in on the server perhaps so that all
computers/users
> could retrieve the same attachemnt. (the files currently reside
on my
> laptop). They told me that unfortunately, the attachment
functionality
> could only acces files per local computer. How can this be
correct?
> Why did I buy a database? Surely this cannot be correct.
>