what does the err file say?
maybe it is a 2014 ipt?
need to have either inventor or inventor view installed on your system
Autodesk Inventor Files
The Inventor Part translator imports Autodesk Inventor® part and assembly files as SolidWorks part documents. The imported part files can contain features or geometry only.
You can choose to import individual features of objects or import objects as single solid bodies.
SolidWorks recognizes chamfer, draft, extrude, cut extrude, extrude/revolve with contour selection, fillet, holes, linear and circular patterns, mirror, reference geometry, revolve, cut revolve, shell, sketch, sketch dimensions, sweep, cut sweep, threads.
Feature history is imported, allowing you to roll back changes made to the original Inventor file.SolidWorks imports unrecognized features as solid bodies.
To open an Autodesk Inventor part or assembly:
- Click Open (Standard toolbar) or File > Open.
- In the dialog box, set Files of type to Inventor Part (*.ipt) or Inventor Assembly (*.iam) and click Options.
- In the Import Options dialog box, set the options on the General tab, then click OK.
- In the Open dialog box, browse to a file, then click Open.
- At the prompt, select Features or Body.
You can optionally compare the mass properties in the imported file to those in the original file to determine whether changes to the geometry occurred during import.
You can use Inventor View to import files without having Inventor installed.Related concepts
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Did all those steps as guided. However, error pops up even before seeing any part.
Solidworks and Inventor should be of same version...
jeff nguyen wrote:
Did all those steps as guided.
You never answered the basic question of what version of Inventor file you are trying to open.
SolidWorks will not open later version SolidWorks file, it is not going to open later version Inventor file.
You can open the file in Notepad and read the header, or if you have an Inventor product installed you can right click on the file name and select iProperties to see the Inventor version of the file.
If you can't figure it out - attach your ipt / iam file here and someone will convert to to Parasolid for you.