When I go to Environments>Frame Analysis, I used to get a menu for Constraints, Loads and other settings (similar to the Stress Analyisis menu). I don't get that now. I can right-click on an existing simulation and add constraints and loads, but I would really like to get the menu back.
I can go to tools>Customize, Toolbars tab and Frame Analysis Panel is there. I can click Show and it will show the panel but it stays up all the time. Not what I want.
I have tried resetting the menu, repair installing Inventor and Reinstalling Inventor, but still not joy. How do I get this back to the original setting so that it comes up when I select Frame Analysis?
I haven't seen this behavior before. When you say you've tried resetting the menu, this is resetting the Ribbon? (RMB on Ribbon => Ribbon Appearance => Reset Ribbon).
There are two possible issues / solutions:
1) The RibbonCustomization xml file isn't right. With Inventor closed, try renaming (or deleting) it. Inventor will automatically re-populate it the next time you launch. You can find the file path by looking at the value in the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Inventor\RegistryVersion15.0\System\Preferences\UIStyle. To get to the registry, use Windows Start menu => run regedit)
(e.g. Using Windows 7, mine is located here: C:\Users\henderh\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Inventor 2011\RibbonUICustomization.xml)
2) If this doesn't work, try renaming the "UI Customiztaion V5" registry folder. If the registry folder is deleted or renamed, Inventor will create a new one when launched again. There could be a problem with the Frame Analysis settings