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In order to import data, Mechanical Desktop must also be installed on the Inventor machine.
Projects can be defined to logically organise and maintain valid links between the multiple referenced part, assembly and drawing files.
Project folders contain a text file that specifies the locations of data files in the project.
Referenced files outside specified locations will not be found.
A project editor window is accessible both within Inventor and as a stand-alone application since all files must be closed before manipulating projects.
The Pack and Go tool is provided for situations where a complete design package of referenced files, possibly in different locations, need to be compiled.
The source files are not changed in any way and so it can also be used to experiment with alternative design configurations.
If any edited files are subsequently substituted for the originals, a warning message is displayed when opening any referencing assemblies.
A log file of all packed files and their original locations is added in the destination path.