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Re: Classic menu in Inventor 2013

07-24-2012 08:16 AM in reply to: Ian4

The snippet from Wikipedia on the Google results of a search for "Ribbon Interface":

"Among experienced users, nearly 80% "dislike" or "hate" the new interface"

 

 

Looking into the "Ribbon (computing)" Wikipedia entry, there is hope: "Microsoft Office 2011 for the Macintosh, while employing the ribbon, also retains the menu system in the Mac menu bar." So if only Autodesk would make a version of Inventor for Macs . . .

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jletcher
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Re: Classic menu in Inventor 2013

07-24-2012 11:30 AM in reply to: dan_inv09

Not only did they screw up the best Interface (classic) but they scewed up the help also.

 

This is the 1st time looking onto the help for heck since Inventor 6 I have to say I cant find nothing without a whole lot of pain....

 

Really Autodesk why you was doing so good and then bam all screwed up.

 

What happen did some solid works guy come start working for you if so fire him and lets get back on track.

 

I think I will start a complaint blog seeing Autodesk will not fix anything maybe when people read my blog and stop buying Inventor maybe then they will get back on track...


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Message 83 of 99 (1,219 Views)

Re: Classic menu in Inventor 2013

07-24-2012 11:55 AM in reply to: jletcher

These days decision makers for a company like AutoDesk are driven by profit and loss only as far as it affects Stock Price (or more specifically - Stock Options).

We're just the schmucks that have to use the product, and if you also happen to do the purchasing, then you definitely aren't big enough to affect Wall Street.

 

Now if you could get your blog noticed by Fund Managers . . .

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jletcher
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Re: Classic menu in Inventor 2013

07-24-2012 12:24 PM in reply to: dan_inv09

Fund managers hum that can happen :smileywink:


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Message 85 of 99 (1,205 Views)

Re: Classic menu in Inventor 2013

07-24-2012 12:41 PM in reply to: jletcher

This is exactly the kind of thinking (AutoDesk's, that is) that's destroying America.

Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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Re: Classic menu in Inventor 2013

07-24-2012 01:34 PM in reply to: mrattray

I agree with you on that one there.. Wall street needs to be shut down with congress next..


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Message 87 of 99 (1,190 Views)

Re: Classic menu in Inventor 2013

07-24-2012 04:11 PM in reply to: jletcher

hated the ribbon (to start with)...hated tool buttons with a mouse instead of a digitizer (to start with)...hated early 2d cad instead of the drawing board (to start with)...are you seeing the pattern

 

I soon learnt the new ways and havent looked back since

 

now i love the ribbon and find when i go to help other users that insist on using the old cclassic menus, that half the command and right click options arent there and things take a lot longer to do

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Message 88 of 99 (1,173 Views)

Re: Classic menu in Inventor 2013

07-25-2012 01:21 AM in reply to: timo.puska

are you able to customize panels ? i.e. undock them and then pull off icons I don't use ?

thanks

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Message 89 of 99 (965 Views)

Re: Classic menu in Inventor 2013

12-30-2012 08:19 AM in reply to: timo.puska

If they don't give us an option for the classic clear, clean interface in the next release, I'm biting the bullet, jumping ship, and switching our office over to solidworks.

 

The "ribbon", not to mention all the other cluttered schizophrenic UI garbage they keep piling on, makes this once beautiful, simple program an impossible waste of time to muddle through.

 

Quit wasting display real estate, and get rid of the scattered fragmented crap, Autodesk.

 

Maximize the drawing space, not toolbar/menu space

Do not cover the objects in the drawing

uniformly-sized icons in a row

If you're showing us options for something, show us all the options, don't hide some of them

Put dialogue boxes back together, wherever the user moves one to, have them all open in that location

Get that buzzing swarm of mosquitos off the cursor

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Re: Classic menu in Inventor 2013

12-31-2012 07:04 AM in reply to: flyingsuperpetis

flyingsuperpetis,

 

Have you tried adjusting the Ribbon and Interface to appear more like you are describing?  There are settings there right now to help you with this.

 

Run the Ribbon in Compact Mode (Right click on it and choose Ribbon Appearance)

Turn off the Marking Menu (View Tab --> Windows Panel --> User Interface Pulldown ; uncheck the Marking Menu)

 

Granted you will have turned off a lot of great functionality with the Marking Menu, but if thats what you want...

Mark Flayler Application Engineer - Manufacturing Solutions Division
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