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sbixler
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Re: Disappearing Views and Text - Inventor 2013

09-10-2012 09:56 AM in reply to: timchr

I don't have anything else to suggest.  We have a couple of FX1800s here on stations that are not in regular use and we haven't yet moved to 2013.  They're pretty old by this time (in computer years!), not capable of DirectX 11, but they still work with Inventor 2012.

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john.retzlaff
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Re: Disappearing Views and Text - Inventor 2013

09-11-2012 08:19 AM in reply to: sbixler

I have a workstation here running FX1800 on IV2013 with no problems.

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trevorauman
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Re: Disappearing Views and Text - Inventor 2013

12-14-2012 09:33 AM in reply to: sbixler

I have the same problem. I have not installed an updates yet, but if it is any help to autodesk to know more about the problem, it only occurs for me when I am scrolling in and out on the drawing and moving my cursor over a view at the same time. If I leave the cursor over a single view or over the blank portions then it does nto occur. Makes me think it is a software issue maybe.

 

I am running:

Base: Lenovo ThinkStation S20

CPU: W3550 @ 3.07 GHz

RAM: 16 GB

GPU: Quadro 2000 1 GB - Driver is 276.42

SSD: SanDisk 120 GB

 

 

By no means is it an "old machine" - and I have the same issue.

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JimSteinmeyer
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Re: Disappearing Views and Text - Inventor 2013

12-14-2012 01:31 PM in reply to: trevorauman

I too am experiancing this issue. My thought was simply that I didn't have enough machine and that I would have to live with it. Not to sound bad but I am happy that someone else is having the issue too. Maybe it isn't my machine. (even though it is a WalMart Black Friday $500 machine that is 4 years old :smileylol:)

Jim

Inventor Premium 2013 SP1.1
Vault 2013- plain vanilla version
HP G71 notebook
celeron cpu w\ 4gb RAM and 64 bit system
Win 7 home premium

Ya, my boss has me running my personal machine at work.
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timchr
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Re: Disappearing Views and Text - Inventor 2013

12-14-2012 01:39 PM in reply to: sbixler

Yep, we are still having the issue here as well on multiple machines. I hoping a new graphics card in a new PC next release will solve the issue. We are going to move to the Nvidia 4000 card.

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Curtis_Waguespack
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Re: Disappearing Views and Text - Inventor 2013

12-14-2012 01:51 PM in reply to: timchr

Hi timchr,

 

This is a bit of a wild guess, but do you have an Nvidia control panel or something similar where you can set the 3D settings to favor performance over quality. I have one older workstation where we see flakey graphics in the drawings and in the model browsers when this is not set to maximum performance.

 

If you make a change such as this, you have to restart Inventor for the changes to take place.

 

It's just something to check.

 

Autodesk Inventor Nvidia Performance.png

 

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
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trevorauman
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Re: Disappearing Views and Text - Inventor 2013

12-14-2012 02:05 PM in reply to: timchr

My IT department is convinced that it is my RAM, so they pulled 8 of the 16 gigs. It has only been a couple of hours, but I have not been able to repeat the problem. The reason we think this might be the issue is becasue I had a Vault error before we upgraded to 2013 that was RAM related. I will keep you posted, but I have my concerns since timchr is having the issue on multiple machines.

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tfuhrmann
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Re: Disappearing Views and Text - Inventor 2013

02-01-2013 07:17 AM in reply to: timchr

Same issues here as well. Tried Nvidia and ATI cards along with various drivers. Been working with Autodesk support for a couple months now. They seem convinced it's a video card/ driver issue, but I feel it's a bug in the software. Seen a few threads now discussing this and it's happening with various cards/drivers. Some "fixes" seem to work in the short term but the disappearing act keeps coming back. Found it's apparently linked to views with breaks in them. Never seen it on an idw without a break and if it does happen I can delete the view or break and problem goes away.

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trevorauman
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Re: Disappearing Views and Text - Inventor 2013

02-01-2013 08:38 AM in reply to: tfuhrmann

As a follow up. Once I pulled my bad RAM I did not have the problem randomly any longer, but it would happen when my computer went to sleep / logon screen. IT did a service pack on VAULT and I think INVENTOR and I no longer have the problem.

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NathanGMartin
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Re: Disappearing Views and Text - Inventor 2013

02-01-2013 08:57 AM in reply to: timchr

I wil second this problem, and offer the only fix that searching through the forums has yielded to me: save, close inventor, & re-open.  

 

I didn't say you'd like the fix, and I don't either.

 

Nearest I can figure after reading through these forums, on a machine with all updates and fresh graphics drivers, the issue persists simply due to Inventor's consumption of system resources on low-to-medium range machines.  This has been happenening to me ever since I started working with Inventor.  

 

Good luck.

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