I am currently using Autodesk Inventor 2013 Product Design Suite. When I open a new instance of Inventor, I get the "Welcome!" window the pops up along with the blank inventor program. From here if I attempt to create a "new" file, it seems to just freeze. I cannot even get into the window that lets you pick which template you would like to use. I have tried creating from all 4 locations (Welcome!, general toolbar, Get Started, and Inventor's file equiv).
I have no problems opening files that have already been created which leads me to believe that there must be some error in brining up that new template window. This makes converting my 3D models into 2D autoCAD files impossible.
Anyone have any tips for fixing this or even a temporary work around?
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I don't know what may be causing the problem but a temporary work around may be to open your template file manually and do a save as everytime you need to create a new file.
Thanks for the clever idea of a work around by manually using the template file as a starting point. Unfortunately I got the same "hang" effect of the computer trying that. To be a little more descriptive, once you select NEW - standard.ipt - Create 2D Sketch - select one of the work planes (I still select the XY plane) - it is at this point the program starts behaving differently. Instead of meshing the plane surface area it remains clear, then after I orient the screen to plan view I select one of the draw command primitives and move down to the screen. Once I press the mouse button to start the geometry Inventor hangs (screen eventually fades out). You have to use the task manager to clear it.
I am using the Pro version of Inventor (2013) and this new problem occured after one of the automatic Win 7 updates.
My work around on this project will be to create new content in Inventor 2012, then use 2013 to bring it into the project I am currently working on. Once I finish this project I will go back to 2012 until I hear back from AutoDESK about a fix.
Thanks for help
By the way this is another excellent example of why Inventor should be allowed to save one version level down. Just had to get that in the record, a request I have been asking for since the initial release of Inventor.
Are there any other solid modeling softwares out there that offers the ability to save to previous versions? None of the big players do.
I don't see Autodesk changing that behavior.