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Autosave suggestion

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01-08-2013 08:53 AM

Ok, so i did a schoolboy error today and lost the mornings work without saving...  I understand the reasons not to have an autoCAD type autosave interupting your workflow every 10 minutes but this might be a good idea...


Instead of a save, how about an input backup, much like a macro that saves your keystrokes and mouse input within inventor and resets everytime you save. I would think the file would be pretty light.  Then simply rerun this input file and watch your model magically rebuild itself upto the crash point or a couple of commands before


Is that beyond the realms of possibility?

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Re: Autosave suggestion

01-08-2013 09:03 AM in reply to: stephengibson76

Hi stephengibson76,


Just a quick reminder that Inventor does have a Save Reminder Timer setting that might /  or might not be helpful:


You might also post your suggestion to the Inventor IdeaStation forum.


I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,


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Re: Autosave suggestion

01-08-2013 12:53 PM in reply to: stephengibson76
CTRL+S already!

Sit with your little finger on CTRL and your fore finger on S. This is now your default position. Return to it after every sequence of moves. Soon you will develop a nervous twitch and you will feel the need to hit CTRL+S after brushing your teeth, reading a book or dreaming...
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Re: Autosave suggestion

01-09-2013 12:44 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

I know about the save reminder, its a bit like an outlook reminder telling you there is a meeting about to start, I just ignoor it :smileywink:


First time I have seen the Inventor Ideas station though, is that a replacment for the wishlist?  looks a lot more useful


Ive come up with a solution anyway... last night I went home and invented a time machine,... tonight im going to be working on the hoverboard, or do I do that last week?

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