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Inventor 2014 "Place" button greyed out

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10-16-2013 07:13 AM

When opening a top assembly I have the "Place button" and can place new items into the assembly.


When I open a subassembly from within the top assembly, the place button is greyed out.


When I open the same subassembly directly, not having the top assembly loaded, the place button is back again.


This is a new fenomenon for 2014 and I cannot figure out why the place button suddenly greyes out.

I do not run Vault client although it was installed. The problem remains after having uninstalled the Vault client.


Please help.

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Re: Inventor 2014 "Place" button greyed out

10-16-2013 08:40 AM in reply to: gunnar.larsson

Post a screen shot of both the top level and sub level, with the Place button showing as well as your assembly browser window.



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Re: Inventor 2014 "Place" button greyed out

10-16-2013 10:01 AM in reply to: gunnar.larsson

Are you running the latest SP of 2014?

This may be an a known issue.  You might want to check the list under SP 1.0 to see if it is listed.


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Re: Inventor 2014 "Place" button greyed out

10-16-2013 12:21 PM in reply to: gunnar.larsson

I assume the sub assembly inside of the top level is not set as a shrinkwrap is it?



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Re: Inventor 2014 "Place" button greyed out

10-17-2013 01:04 AM in reply to: mikejones

Ahh, no.

But I had a position rep activated in the subassy.

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