The first time you try after a reboot, Visual Studio doesn't connect with Inventor?
After it makes a connection, are you able to close VS and Inventor, then restart them and reliably get a connection?
Run VS -> Open Project -> Run Inventor -> Create empty Intent assembly through "Create new file" -> There is a connection between Intent and VS -> Close assembly -> Open my app -> Generate 3D -> There is a connection -> Close Inventor -> Close VS -> Run VS -> Open Project -> Run Inventor -> Run my app -> Generate 3D -> No connection.
I need to repeat trick with empty Intent Assembly for creating connection between Intent and VS every time when I close VS.
After you get a connection and Generate 3D: can you close that model, Generate 3D again and get a connection? Or do you have to Create New File again?
Yes, I have a connection if I close 3D and generete again through my app. It works so long as VS is open.
I am not able to get a connection to VS using the approach above. I am able to run the solution from VS to launch a new instance of Inventor, but the debugging cycle time of that approach is too long (waiting on Inventor to start).
Are there some settings in VS that I need?
I had trouble throughout the weekend trying to use ETO Studio R2. I have done the following already:
i7-2820QM @ 2.3GHz Quad Core
16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Quadro 2000M
Windows 7 x64, SP1
Inventor 2013 - Build 138
ETO 6.1 - Build 140
I want to make sure you know that you can't debug Intent code even if you do get a connection this way. The only way to debug Intent code is to start Inventor from Visual Studio.
Do you have any Visual Studio add-ins or extensions loaded? Can you post the About dialog from your install of Visual Studio?
I learned that from the team here this morning. That is a bummer. I will be logging ADN issues with our discoveries on projects that depend on reference project libraries relative to performance when we run Inventor from VS for debugging.
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