Graphics Programs Reference
Project File Manager Buttons
The buttons on the right side of the editor not only help you edit the fi le but also,
by being available or being grayed out, offer visual cues for whether you can make
The arrow buttons are available where there are lists of folders that you may
want to sort for priority or convenience.
The Add button appears when you've selected a category where a path or other
information can be added.
Edit is active when a value can be edited.
Clicking this button expands options for the project workspace or for establish-
ing a workgroup. Note that workgroups aren't used with single-user or Vault-
oriented project fi les. When this (or any other) dialog is expanded, the arrows
point to the left to show that the dialog can also be collapsed.
Clicking this button generates a list of duplicate fi les in the project. You can
use the list to compare fi les and choose how to treat them. If two unique parts
have the same name, you can modify one of them to avoid confusion downstream.
If you have two instances of an identical fi le, you should remove one of them and
allow Inventor to seek out the remaining instance so there is no risk of having
the incorrect version of a part in the assembly.
The Content Center can have many types of standard content (nuts, bolts, and
so on), and you may not use all of them in a project. This button allows you to
limit the standards that are used by the project.
Creating a Project File
Now that you have a basic overview of the project fi le, it's time to make one of
your own that you'll use for future exercises:
1. Close any fi les that you have open in Inventor. Don't save changes to
the Shock Absorber Front.iam fi le if you're prompted to do so.
2. On the Get Started tab, choose Projects.
3. Click the New button at the bottom of the dialog box. Doing so opens
a wizard that will help you step through creating a new project fi le.