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Unavailable function "Import AutoCAD block".

A - answer You are trying to use the command "Import AutoCAD block" (Annotate > Symbols) in your Inventor drawing environment and this function (icon) is grayed out?

The funtion of importing a specific external block from a different DWG file is active only in Inventor drawing views using the DWG format (not the IDW). Create a drawing based on the Standard.dwg template - then you will be able to import AutoCAD blocks.

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27.6.2010    4002x  
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applies to: Inventor 2011 ·

See also:
Tip 9852:How to convert 3D CAD solids to Revit parametric BIM families?
Tip 9371:How to convert 3D DWF back to an editable CAD model?
Tip 8677:Associative DWG table of line length totals (by layer).
Tip 8553:Import SketchUp files into AutoCAD (SKP-DWG).
Tip 8460:Unusual AutoCAD linetypes - from Microstation RSC files.

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