Design Review uses plug-ins to enable users to import non-DWF files into Design Review. Recently we learned that, although JT files being saved by Autodesk Inventor 2011 can be imported into Design Review 2011, nothing displays in Design Review. The canvas area appears empty. Several known types of JT content that cannot be viewed in Design Review have been identified in the existing JT plug-in Readme. However, this one was new to us.
Upon investigating this “empty JT file” behavior, we learned that is happening because the Autodesk Design Review JT Import Plug-in, which was developed back in 2008, hasn’t been updated since. As a result, any relatively recent JT files, including those JT files created using the default settings in Inventor 2011, cannot be imported properly into Design Review 2011.
For our Inventor 2011 customers, the workaround is to change the JT file Save As Options to use a lower file format version. Autodesk Design Review should be able to read JT files saved as versions 6.4 - 8.2.
After saving the JT file in the older format, you should be able to import the JT file into ADR.
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