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Mastering Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ 2012 by Curtis Waguespack

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Chapter 2: Data and Projects

Understand how project search paths work. Knowing how Inventor resolves file paths when it opens linked files, such as assembly files and drawings, goes a long way toward helping prevent broken links and repair links that do get broken.

Master It What type of file does Inventor use to point the assembly file to the parts that it contains?

Solution Inventor uses the project file (*.ipj) to hold workspace and library search paths. If files are outside of these search paths, then Inventor will not find the files and you will be required to point the assembly to them each and every time.

Set up Library and Content Center paths. Library and Content Center paths are read-only library configurations set up in the project ...

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