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    i am trying to open a 2010 solidworks file with inventor design suite 2012
    i get an autodesk Inventor Translation Report Error
    any ideas?
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    I'm pretty sure that Inventor nor any Autocad product has any allowable interoperability for this as Solidworks is AutoDesk's main competition.. If you cant import the file directly using Inventors import system, then the best thing you can do is either export it into a .PDF file or a generic DWF or DWT if this is possible in solidworks, then import it this way...

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    Inventor 2012 will read in Solidworks 2010 files. You probably have something else going on with your process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkFlayler View Post
    Inventor 2012 will read in Solidworks 2010 files. You probably have something else going on with your process.
    Hang on a minute... So solidworks 2010 and above files WILL open in Inventor 2012?? Read only, Editeable to any extent? Do I read this right????
    "The Difference between Relative and Absolute is this.... One is in denial seeking therapy and would like to be somewhere else, the other is depressed, somber and jealous of the other as he'd like to be somewhere else.... and seeking therapy...

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    SW 2011 will not, only up to 2010 right now. They will come in as dumb solids that can be edited with Feature Recognition or Inventor Fusion.
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    oh and they read into AutoCAD now too.
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    ok, so I can take a Solidworks 2010 file (or earlier?) and open it in ACAD, then edit in fusion as it were an autocad authored drawing with no drawbacks?

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    Only drawback is that there is no history to the model, but yes. Its been this way since Inventor Fusion came out. ACAD 2012 just added the functionality.
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    SWEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!! Ive got a couple of clients that use Solidworks, and for ease of use, ive just been crossing between the 2 to suit them, but given the choice, i'd rather not. Does it save in the Solidworks file format though? or does it save in ACAD's native format...

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    Saves as a DWG file.
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