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mrattray
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Registered: ‎09-13-2011
Message 1 of 14 (531 Views)

New file dialog 2013

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06-07-2012 10:49 AM

I don't like the new new file dialog that ships with 2013. It's pretty and I can see how others would see it as an upgrade, but it opens slow on my machine. It takes about 3-5 seconds for it to open, a minor annoyance to be sure but, still an annoyance.

Are other people seeing a delay with it opening?

Can I still use the old perfectly good dialog?

 

Thanks,

Mike

Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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trumpy81
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Message 2 of 14 (507 Views)

Re: New file dialog 2013

06-07-2012 02:14 PM in reply to: mrattray

Mike, can you tell us how you are opening the file dialog please, there are many ways to get a file dialog open.

 

If you are simply clicking on the 'Open' button in the Ribbon or from the 'I' menu, then I am not seeing any delay in the dialog appearing at all. Ditto with the 'Projects' dialog.

 

Are you using Vault at all?

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Andy M
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mrattray
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Re: New file dialog 2013

06-08-2012 05:04 AM in reply to: trumpy81

I'm talking about the create a new file dialog, not the open an existing file. The open dialog is fine, it opens in less then a second. I've tried the new file buttons under the ribbon, the quick launch? bar, the "I" menu, and pressing ctrl+n. It doesn't make any difference.

 

 

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trumpy81
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Message 4 of 14 (458 Views)

Re: New file dialog 2013

06-08-2012 04:25 PM in reply to: mrattray

I don't have any problems with the create file dialog either?

 

It opens in less than a second and I can click on any of the template folders and choose a template to use just as quickly.

 

It appears that you have some custom templates though.

 

Could they be causing the issue?

 

Maybe they have a larger than usual file size that is causing the dialog to slow down while the templates are read/checked for display?

Regards
Andy M
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mrattray
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Message 5 of 14 (437 Views)

Re: New file dialog 2013

06-11-2012 06:48 AM in reply to: trumpy81

That sounds like a legit theory, but my largest template is around 315k with the average closer to 200k.

Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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trumpy81
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Message 6 of 14 (433 Views)

Re: New file dialog 2013

06-11-2012 07:11 AM in reply to: mrattray

<--- Opens the window, throws that theory out .... :smileyvery-happy:

 

Sorry mrattray, I don't have any idea what might cause the problem in that case. Have you tried a repair/install on Inventor?

 

Since it is not happening on my machine, that would seem to indicate a problem with yours.

 

Run all cleanup routines in Windows, clean the temp folder, check event viewer, make sure graphics drivers are updated and installed correctly, check for hard drive errors etc....

 

The usual Microsoft waltz in other words ... :smileyvery-happy:

 

HTH

Regards
Andy M
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VinodBalasubramanian
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Registered: ‎09-30-2007
Message 7 of 14 (412 Views)

Re: New file dialog 2013

06-14-2012 07:28 PM in reply to: trumpy81

Hi Matt,

 

He was right. It could be a template loading issue. Do you have a too many of them. What happens if you remove the custom templates and initiate the new file dialog. Is it much faster ?

 

If its causing a lot of delay, you can switch your Inventor to the default file dialog as shown below.

 

 

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Looking forward to your reply.





Vinod Balasubramanian
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gs
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Registered: ‎12-06-2012
Message 8 of 14 (311 Views)

Re: New file dialog 2013

12-06-2012 02:46 AM in reply to: mrattray

I have the same problem. Very long delay when clicking New file.

First I tried repair in control panel for Inventor. Then I reinstalled it.

The problem is still there..

 

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sbixler
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Message 9 of 14 (296 Views)

Re: New file dialog 2013

12-06-2012 05:50 AM in reply to: gs

Where are your templates located? Local machine or network server?

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brian.cranston
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Message 10 of 14 (293 Views)

Re: New file dialog 2013

12-06-2012 06:00 AM in reply to: gs

There is a huge penalty in 2013 when storing templates on the network.  For me, the NEW dialog box lags 3-5 seconds versus almost instant loading of a local hard drive template location.

 

(edited) I should add that Inventor 2012 doesn't suffer from this. It loads in almost the same time whether local or network.

 

-Brian

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