Here is a solution for a problem that can occur with ETO Server with a project that has sub projects. You can get a “No such design” error just using the “Test Application Services" button in the Inventor ETO Server Configurator. When the designs are in one project with no sub projects the error does not occur.
To use the IPJ with subprojects from ETO Server, the following two things need to be done:
1. Ensure that the Main.IPJ contains the valid paths. It can be achieved with the XML editor (or notepad)
a. Find this node in the ipj file:
b. Update the paths in the <string> sub-nodes to point to existing IPJ files on the server.
c. Save Main.IPJ
2. Ensure that shortcuts to these IPJ files are created
b. In the DOS window, enter the command:
RunAS /user:InventorETOServices cmd
c. You will need to enter the valid password for the InventorETOServices user
[default is: "ETOServices123!@#" with no quotes, see the wiki help for more info]
d. The new DOS window will appear
e. Change directory to c:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor ETO Server 2013\Bin
f. For each dependent IPJ, enter the command, similar to the following:
InventorETOServer.exe -p "c:\_someDir\xxxx\DataFiles\Directory of ipj files\some-name.ipj"
That will create a shortcut in the Inventor Server Documents folder for the InventorETOServices user.
This issue is under review by engineering and the problem should be handled in a more graceful manner in one of the future releases.