Inventor General Discussion

Inventor General Discussion

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Inventor 2012 .ipn issues

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05-10-2011 08:19 AM

I have been exploding an assembly in a presentation file and i have run into a few issues which i dont know if is unique to my computer? or if other people have seen it as well?


First, when an item or part gets right clicked and the visibility option "un-checked", right clicking on the part in the model tree and trying to re-activate visibility doesn't work. The part remains invisible and the only way, that i have found, to make it visible again, is to undo the visibility in the first place. This, of course, effectively deletes any steps in between that one and the most current.


Second, if a part is 'tweaked' and the trail is displayed, this is all well and good. If the trail is turned invisible, there is NO option to show the trail again. In inventor 2010, when a trail was made invisible, right clicking on the part showed an option to "show trail". This option doesn't appear. The only trail related option is "hide trail" EVEN WHEN THE TRAIL IS HIDDEN.


Please help. Presentations are integral with my work and these errors are crippling.







Intel Core I5 660 3.33 GHz

8GB DDR3 (2 x 4096 DDR3-SDRAM)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570

Western Digital WD3000HLFS-01G6U4 ATA Device (300GB)


Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate 2012 64 Bit - English International

(Inventor Professional 2012 64 Bit)

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Re: Inventor 2012 .ipn issues

05-10-2011 08:37 AM in reply to: danielw88

I am having the identical issue. Turning off visibilty of a part in the ipn file is a one way road.

I ended up deleting the part from the iam file and then replacing it into the iam file. It immediately showed up again in the ipn file. tedious if you need to do this with many parts, though.

(Running INV 2012 PDS Ultimate on Windows 7 64 bit)


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Re: Inventor 2012 .ipn issues

05-10-2011 09:29 AM in reply to: Blofeld

This is a known problem.

Go to View>User Interface> and turn off Marking Menu.

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Re: Inventor 2012 .ipn issues

05-10-2011 09:41 AM in reply to: rdyson

Thanks Rdyson,


This fixed both issues.

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