Where are Inventor Content Center files?

Content center file location is one of the following. The default location %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Inventor\Content Center Files\R20XX\ has two things that prevent sharing and the other limits it uses to one release of Inventor. The first one is the use of the Users folder.

How do I add files to my Inventor Content Center?

Right-click the Content Center Files entry, and then:

  1. Click Default to use the Default Content Center Files folder specified in the Application Options dialog box.
  2. Click Edit to specify a new location of the Content Center Files folder.

How do I create a custom Content Center in Inventor?

Workflow Overview: Build a User Library

  1. Create a read/write user library, and add the user library to the current configuration.
  2. Add content into the user library: Use Copy To to copy family or category data into the user library.
  3. Modify content in the user library: Add or modify family or category properties.

How do I migrate Content Center in Inventor?

Libraries can be updated from Projects > Configure Content Center Libraries:

  1. Make sure no documents are open in Inventor.
  2. Find either the idcl (desktop Content Center) or the mdf (vaulted Content Center) data files.
  3. Move the customized idcl or mdf files to the new location.

What is an IDCL File?

An IDCL file is a library file used by Autodesk Inventor, an application utilized to design three-dimensional prototypes. It stores tables of numerical data that represent parts, such as screws, nuts, pins, and bolts that can be inserted into Inventor assemblies (. IAM files) as parts (. IPT files) by Inventor users.

How do I add parts to my content center?

To place components manually, in the Place from Content Center dialog box, switch off the AutoDrop button. Alternatively, hold down the ALT key, and click OK or double-click the family to insert.

How do I add a library to Inventor?

Right-click Libraries in the Admin Tools browser and select Import Library….Configure Libraries

  1. Add new libraries.
  2. Import Inventor libraries and the Tube & Pipe Library from previous versions.
  3. Edit or remove existing custom libraries in the Libraries list.
  4. Update the libraries in the list.

How do I use content library in Inventor?

On the Inventor installer landing page, click Autodesk Inventor Content Libraries. Click the down arrow and select the libraries you want access to. Click the up arrow to close and return to the product list.

How do I open old inventor files?


  1. In the Inventor Application menu (I menu), select Open launch Autodesk® Inventor® >> open file.
  2. Browse to the Old Version folder stored in the same directory as the file.
  3. Select the corresponding Version file.
  4. ​Select Open.
  5. In the Open Version dialog, select Restore old version to current version.

How do I migrate an inventor file?

Migrate Inventor files from Vault

  1. On the Start menu, click All Programs Autodesk Autodesk Inventor Tools Task Scheduler. Task Scheduler opens.
  2. Log in to Vault.
  3. On the Create Task drop-down menu, click Migrate Files…..
  4. In Task Properties:
  5. Click Options…
  6. Click OK to migrate files.

What is an IDCL file?