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

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Exploring Project File Types

As mentioned previously, file management in Inventor is handled through the use of a project file (*.ipj). A project file is simply a configuration file set up and used to control how Inventor creates and resolves file links, where you edit files, how many old versions of the files to keep, and how Content Center files are stored and used. In the early days of Inventor, Autodesk offered two basic project types: single-user projects and multiuser projects. At this point, the Vault project has replaced the earlier multiuser project types.

Unless you have installed Vault, you have only one project type to choose from by default, the single-user project. The term single-user could be considered a misnomer because this ...

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