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Parts checked-out from Vault always open in a new Inventor window.

A - answer You open (check-out) e.g. 3 parts from your Vault Explorer and they launch 3 separate Inventor sessions (instead of a single one).

This is caused by wrong setting of the open mechanism for the particular file type - in the Registry. Start REGEDIT and go to the branch:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Inventor.PartDocument/SHELL/open

There you will find two keys: command and ddeexec

The command key should be set to the Inventor executable path - e.g.: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2012\Inventor 2012\bin\inventor.exe /dde (short folder names can be used)

The ddeexec key is more important - it should be set to the string: [open("%1")]

After you change the settings, restart Inventor.

If you can see other subfolders in the SHELL tree - e.g. a GUID-type subfolders (starting with e.g. "{0001...") and the above mentioned procedure has not helped, try to remove these subfolders - first make a backup of your Registry contents.

You can apply similar settings also for other document types - drawing, presentation, etc.

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1.11.2012    1617x  
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