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Autodesk Inventor Certified User Exam - Imperial/Matric
Topics : File Management: Project File : Workspace: Define the term Workspace.
For single-user projects, the workspace is defined by the location of the project file (*.ipj). For Vault projects, the workspace is defined on the workstation and is configured to match the Working Folder setting in the Vault settings. The workspace is the folder that files are copied to when they are checked out. The Workspace folder may include any number of subfolders as required for your file management needs.
The subfolders must already be nested within the current project workspace, workgroup, or library. when you are Using Unique File Names setting in the options will allow Inventor to check for unique part names for all files in the project, including subfolders. Libraries are excluded in this option. Proper design workflow demands that each unique part have a unique filename. When a part is reused, you should ensure that any revision to it is acceptable to all designs in which it is used. If the revised part cannot be used in all of the designs, you should use a new part name because you have now created an additional unique part. Setting the Using Unique File Names option to Yes will cause Inventor to search the entire project workspace to compare fi lenames but does not prevent users from creating duplicate filenames.
Inventor uses the project file (*.ipj) to hold workspace and library search paths. If files are outside of these search paths, Inventor will not find the files, and you will be required to point the assembly to them each and every time.
Job base IPJ setup
the IPJ file is stored in that folder, Inventor will search for design files only in its workspace. The workspace is defined as the folder containing the IPJ folder and everything below it. It may help to think of a workspace as a search cone, starting at the IPJ and spreading out from that point. This job-based approach is fairly intuitive and is what people generally think of when they see the term project file: one IPJ file for each job/project. This is a common approach when a job has a long development cycle and designs are specific to that job.