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

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What Is an Inventor Project?

You can think of project files in Inventor simply as configuration files that tell Inventor where to look for component files when working with assemblies and drawings. For instance, an Inventor assembly file is essentially an empty “bucket” into which parts (and subassemblies) are placed and assembled. Therefore, the assembly file contains only the file path references for the components it is composed of and the information about how those components are assembled. As a result, the location of referenced files is a key issue. If, when an assembly is opened, referenced files cannot be found at the search path recorded in the assembly file, a manual file resolution process is activated. This happens most often when ...

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