I'm having problem changing the default location for templates in Application Options of Inventor 2013. If I set the location to a folder in my server, the template files aren't showing up. It's like there's nothing there. I've never found this problem before. The templates are shared on the network, so it's the same for everybody. Now it's necessary to everyone copy them locally, which is not the best practice in my opinion. Is there a solution to that problem?
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I have the same issue!!!
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The workaround does seem to hold water pretty well. The most consistent way we've been able to make it work is as follows:
Some of our users were able to skip steps two and three. YMMV.
Check your settings in your project file.
Project File trumps Application Options.
Hi Mark! Thank you for you reply.
Unfortunately it didn't work.
I set my project file to use a template on a network folder, but when I try to create a new file, the window takes like 4/5 seconds and shows me as seen bellow.
I apologize for the inconvenience this problem is causing you. We are able to reproduce this problem and it will be forwarded to development.
As a possible workaround, can you map the network server location to a drive letter on your local machine?
For example, using Windows Explorer's Tools->Map network drive... set Q: to \\networkserver\c$. Then use "Q:\" in the Application Options Default Templates file path.
That workaround enabled me to get the File New dialog to display the templates from a networked location.
Just wanted to bump this thread; we are having the same problem here. The mapping a network drive is a bit of a kludge solution that we would rather not have to implement for the long term.
Thank you Clare for your reply. Unfortunately this solution doesn't work quite right for us as the template folder is not in the root of the drive, so I can't map it. I'd have to change it's location which is not what we want.
I hope Autodesk can make a hotfix for it.
I actually tried mapping from the UNC path today and did not experience this problem. I wonder if it is something environmental...but then again why would it do it in 2013 and not 2012...hmmm
I have the same issue!!!
Wow, I would not have thought to try that. Yes, indeed it does seem to still work after removing the drive mapping. I have not yet tried restarting my computer though; I'll let you know tomorrow.
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