This has apparently been fixed with a hotfix posted 9 days ago. Thanks for letting us know.
I'm not sure exactly when the last time I installed an update, more than 9 days I'm sure, but my Inventor says it is up to date. Guess I'll follow the link to see if this is an update I need.
So, I just noticed that this now does something else strange. It took a while to notice what was happening to me. After this hotfix, when you're typing in your dimension in the old dialog box, if you pause long enough (1/2 second or so) for the preview to update you loose focus again and have to go back to the dialog box and select the dimension text again. And by preview, I don't mean the full preview only. It happens either way, whether preview is enabled or diabled.
Can you provide a screenshot or even better a small video that shows what you are seeing?
Just like you, I have hotfix DL17804875 installed but I don't seem to be able to see the loss of focus that you are mentioning.
BTW: we have pulled hotfix DL17804875 from the download site because we have discovered other problems with it and we are working on a better version of this hotfix.
All I had handy creates a SWF file. Hopefully that's not a problem. If so I can provide something else tomorrow. In this video you will see that I change the dimension of the fillet from .125 to .25. That works fine as long as I type fast enough. Second part you will see me then try to change the .25 to .375. I pause after the ".3" just long enough for the preview to update and the focus is then lost. The "75" goes nowhere. This happen even if full preview checkbox is off.
Thanks Scott for the video that clearly shows what is going on on your machine (the edit cursor changing unexpectedly to a select cursor).
Several people here at Autodesk have tried to reproduce this new problem without much success. We tried different hotfix and service pack combinations.
Can you send us a screen snapshot of the Inventor service pack(s) and hotfixes that you have installed momentarily?
You can do this from the Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features and select "View installed updates".
One other thing I am interested in knowing: I did not see the mini-toolbar in your video. What exactly did you do to get rid of the mini-toolbar?
The screenshot of the updates is attached.
Unfortunatley, the mini toolbar is not gone. If I could only be that lucky. It's off to the right, out of my way, and the video is only a partial screen.
I think we found out what is going on (thanks to your last screenshot BTW).
It is the combination of Inventor Optimization with this hotfix DL17804875 that causes the loss of focus while editing a fillet radius.
DL17804875 is supposed to fix the other problem that radius values get eaten up while being entered.
So right now there is no good solution to solve both problems at the same time when you use Inventor Optimization.
I have made our development team aware of the problem and they are looking into it.
Thanks for your tenacity on this :-)
The new hotfix that fixes the fillet entry problems is now available here:
It fixes a couple of other issues as well.