Inventor General Discussion

Inventor General Discussion

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Inventor 2012 file open dialog

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08-30-2011 07:13 PM

In Inventor, when I go to open a file, Inventor remembers the previous fileaname and path (thats good) but I still have to drag the vertical scroll bar to get to the file. If the number of files in the directory is small, then this is a non-issue (you dont have a vert scroll bar), but if it is a large directory, then it becomes a problem.


Watch this video.... 


In this video, I first open the -19 part, then next I open the -23 part.  I have to pull the scroll bar down to get to this part.


It should remember the filename, path AND highlight the filename in the window.  Here is a thread about the same issue in 2011...


Will we E-V-E-R get this to function correctly?


This is in Inventor 2012, sp1.  Running on Win7x64.

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Re: Inventor 2012 file open dialog

08-31-2011 03:24 AM in reply to: karthur1

This seems to be a Win7 issue, I could not reproduce this in Inventor x32 nor x64 on WinXP.

I've found similar issue in our database and I will ask Product Design to prioritize it.


Thanks for reporting!


Martin Bernat



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Re: Inventor 2012 file open dialog

09-01-2011 11:35 AM in reply to: MartinBernat


For what its worth,  When I do a Open>Open from Vault, the last filename that I opened from vault is highlighted in the window (the way that its supposed to work).



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Re: Inventor 2012 file open dialog

12-22-2011 02:30 PM in reply to: karthur1

Does anyone have a solution to this yet?  From my experience it is definately a Windows 7 issue, but I don't know how to fix it.

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Re: Inventor 2012 file open dialog

12-18-2012 12:02 PM in reply to: shastu
This was working for me up until a couple of weeks ago from a workstation reformat. I vaguely remember there being a registry fix for this issue but can not find what it was. Is this fixed for 2013?
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Re: Inventor 2012 file open dialog

12-18-2012 08:12 PM in reply to: karthur1

Not a fix but handy. I often click on the Name column to do a reverse sort. It gets me to the bottom. Obviously doesn't help with anything in the middle of the list but resizing the wondow can help also.







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