Every time I (or any of my coworkers) starts a new session of Inventor it resets the prompt setting for the [paraphrase] "Parts in this assembly have changed. Would you like to update the assembly?". Of course I want the assembly updated. I don't need this message every morning.
I haven't found any other messages that have settings that won't "stick" like this.
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Load service pack 2 and see what happens.
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2012 Factory Design Suite ( will not load 2013)
What happen to my Inventor :-(
Inventor crashed for the third time today (no surprise) and look what I get upon reopening the assembly. Again.
I've noticed that it's not listed (or I just can't find it) in the prompts tab of the application options. I'm sure this is related. Is there perhaps an xml file or something that can be edited to include it?
Inventor Pro 2012
Vault Pro 2012
Unfortunately, yes, this is still an issue in Inventor 2013. It's identified for fixing in 2014.
A possible workaround may be to go to the App Options, Save tab & check the "Prompt for Recomputable Updates" setting.
Note that this will result in certain files being saved that perhaps wouldn't otherwise have been saved, (since the reason for the save can be recomputed real time), so it may not be suitable for every scenario; it should stop the constant dialog from appearing, once all the files have been saved though.
Hope this helps,
Inventor Quality Assurance Team
Thanks for the response, I'll give your workaround a try.
It never even occured to me that this could possibly be a known and ongoing problem as it seems so simple to me. Unless there's something going on here that I don't understand (which is likely), I don't see how it could possibly take more than a moment of someone's time to properly correct this.
This kind of thing really gets to me! I started complaining about this in a post on 9/22/2011 (Inventor 2012... Missing Prompt). AD told me then to issue a product enhancement request... seriously?? (I did BTW). This was one reason that my company did not load 2012.
I also brought this up during 2013 Beta II hoping it would get fixed then. Now it is being slated to be corrected in Inventor 2014. I am sure that I was not the first one to bring it to their attention, but if I was, that means it will take them over 18 months to fix this. Its not like we are asking for a NEW feature. We are asking them to put something back to the way it was in Inventor 2011.
I have several apps on my phone. Several of them have avenues for suggestions. Many times, I have sent them suggestions and the suggestion will show up in an update within a month (they even send me a notice telling me an update is available). This is on FREE apps on my phone. Inventor is a long way from being FREE. My company just paid over $30k in subscriptions renewals and we have to put up with crap like this. This has got to get better.