All of the tutorial say go to the Assemble ribbon in the Component Panel and select iCopy... Mine has Place and Create, then on the pulldown has Replace, Make Layout, and ShrinkWrap .... no iCopy... The Manage ribbon has the iCopy Author, but I have yet to find iCopy...
OK, I just found it under Pattern 's dropdown...
Anyway to make the panels wider? (so these options aren't hidden... plenty of blank empty ribbon available)
A little known trick is to click the application menu (the big "I" in the top left corner of the UI) and start typing the function you are looking for. It'll then direct you to the tab and group where that command is located. It's really handy when commands go missing between versions of Inventor!
iCopy (like "Make Layout" and several other really useful tools) got buried in 2014's UI so the ribbons would fit a standard 1024x768 screen without cutting icons off. The useful tools were apparently classed as "advanced functionality" and therefore hidden so that only advanced users would be able to find them ;-)
You can customise really easily ribbon to include all your old favourites - but that's another advanced feature.
Thanks for the reply and the tip! (Interesting enough it can't find iCopy either :-) But that will be useful for other times... Thanks!
On the location, I did figure out how to move them to the main panel... (open drop-down, right click on command and select "Move to Main Panel"... likewise right click on command to hide and select "Move to Expanded Panel".
Also it would help if the tutorials and help files labeled for "2014" had the correct location in them... It is kind of difficult to follow a tutorial that is incorrect.
Thanks again for your help.
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