Inventor General Discussion

Reply
Member
nashligo
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-25-2012
Message 1 of 6 (593 Views)
Accepted Solution

Inventor Precise Input Missing input fields.

593 Views, 5 Replies
02-25-2012 05:12 PM

I saw another thread on this, but it went unanswered, so I am going to ask it with some better information.

 

I installed inventor pro 2012, and it was working fine for a few days, but it now is missing the input boxes for the Precise Input window as can be seen in this screenshot:

http://wakemud.com/images/inventorproblem001.png

 

Any ideas on what's going on and how I can get those boxes back?

 

*Pro
sbixler
Posts: 1,870
Registered: ‎09-15-2003
Message 2 of 6 (591 Views)

Re: Inventor Precise Input Missing input fields.

02-25-2012 05:27 PM in reply to: nashligo

It's probably a graphics issue.  Update drivers to latest Microsoft certified.

 

However, I wonder why you would be using Precision Input in a sketch?  It has been perhaps a decade since I last used it, in the week before we started our first training class.  Using Precision Input is a very tedious and difficult way to make precise sketches, which will change anyway without proper constraints.

Member
nashligo
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-25-2012
Message 3 of 6 (587 Views)

Re: Inventor Precise Input Missing input fields.

02-25-2012 06:25 PM in reply to: sbixler

I tried using dimension constraints (I think?) and the little text box doesn't appear next to the cursor anymore when I try and do any geometry or drawing. I am working on a project for a college course, but we were offered a very very brief and limited tutorial using an ancient version of Inventor, while the program available is 2012, and I also felt it would be a waste to learn an old version when if I ever worked on it in the work force I'd rather be familiar with the new version. But the instruction given by the teacher was not great to begin with, so I've been blundering through as best I can.

*Expert Elite*
JDMather
Posts: 26,282
Registered: ‎04-20-2006
Message 4 of 6 (574 Views)

Re: Inventor Precise Input Missing input fields.

02-26-2012 06:08 AM in reply to: nashligo

nashligo wrote:

 But the instruction given by the teacher was not great to begin with, so I've been blundering through as best I can.


I can't think of any reason for a beginner to use Precise Input, in fact at the moment the only use I can think of is in routing cables.
Exactly what are you tryin to do - there is probably a much better technique than Precise Input.


http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/skillsusa%20university.pdf

Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Autodesk Inventor 2014 Certified Professional
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional
Certified SolidWorks Professional
Inventor Professional 2015 64-bit
http://www.autodesk.com/edcommunity
http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/inventor_surface_tutorials.htm
Member
nashligo
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-25-2012
Message 5 of 6 (562 Views)

Re: Inventor Precise Input Missing input fields.

02-26-2012 01:17 PM in reply to: JDMather

That pdf gave me exactly what I was looking for as an alternative answer. Thank you.

 

It is a wind turbine we'll be 3d printing.

Mentor
PACDrafting
Posts: 587
Registered: ‎10-22-2007
Message 6 of 6 (503 Views)

Re: Inventor Precise Input Missing input fields.

06-18-2012 04:00 PM in reply to: JDMather

How about finding the problem to the issue instead of making a work around!

You are not logged in.

Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register

Announcements
Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.

Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.

Ask the Community


Inventor Exchange Apps

Created by the community for the community, Autodesk Exchange Apps for Autodesk Inventor helps you achieve greater speed, accuracy, and automation from concept to manufacturing.

Connect with Inventor

Twitter

Facebook

Blogs

Pinterest

Youtube