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kroschi
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Inventor 2013 content center window does not open

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01-07-2013 01:50 AM

I am currently using the Inventor 2013 Students version on Windows 8, but the problem I want to get solved did occur under Windows 7 in exactly the same way and has never changed in any way.
When I want to place a part from the content center in an assembly, and click on the button saying
“place from content center” the window simply does not open. It does not happen anything. The
Setup says everything is installed correctly and I have all *.idcl files on my computer. In the
project dialog box the "configure content center" button also does nothing. I have searched the
help pages, discussion forums and knowledge bases, and found solutions for Inventor versions before
2012. But of course they do not work. Are there any solutions for Inventor 2013? I would be
grateful for any help so that I can use my content center.

I have solved the problem. It is avery simple solution, but I just don't understand it. I only had to run the program NOT as administrator, so just remove the check mark from the box in the properties. I had to set the check mark when I first installed it under Windows 7 on my new laptop. Before, it always crashed with every click I did. But now everything works fine und each window opens as it is supposed to do, even under Windows 8 and without compatibility mode.

 

So I thank you for your help, I really appreciate it.

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sbixler
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Re: Inventor 2013 content center window does not open

01-07-2013 03:53 AM in reply to: kroschi

- Does the Location of Libraries (Application Options > Content Center tab) match where your .idcl libraries are stored?

 

- In the Add-In Manager, is Content Center shown as Automatic/Loaded?

 

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LT.Rusty
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Re: Inventor 2013 content center window does not open

01-07-2013 09:29 AM in reply to: kroschi

Are you now, or have you in the past, used multiple monitors?

 

I had this problem occur at one point a couple years back when I'd been using an external monitor with my laptop, and then when I went back to just using the built-in screen I couldn't find the content center window.  It was opening up alright, but it was just trying to find its position on the second monitor ... which wasn't there any more.  I don't remember exactly how I did it, but I had to reset Windows' cache of window positions.  I think CCleaner can do it, but I'm not 100% positive.


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Re: Inventor 2013 content center window does not open

01-07-2013 09:34 AM in reply to: LT.Rusty

Much easier than CCleaner or reseting Windows' cache-- when the Content Center window is active, type Alt-Space, M.  This invokes the window move command, and you can use the arrow keys to steer a missing window back on the screen, then hit Enter or take over with the mouse.

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kroschi
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Re: Inventor 2013 content center window does not open

01-07-2013 01:37 PM in reply to: sbixler

sbixler wrote:

- Does the Location of Libraries (Application Options > Content Center tab) match where your .idcl libraries are stored?

 

- In the Add-In Manager, is Content Center shown as Automatic/Loaded?

 


Yes the location matches and it is shown as Automatic/Loaded. Furthermore, the named File CCAddIn.dll exists in the Location given at the bottom of the Add-In Manager.
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kroschi
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Re: Inventor 2013 content center window does not open

01-07-2013 01:38 PM in reply to: sbixler

sbixler wrote:

Much easier than CCleaner or reseting Windows' cache-- when the Content Center window is active, type Alt-Space, M.  This invokes the window move command, and you can use the arrow keys to steer a missing window back on the screen, then hit Enter or take over with the mouse.


I tried this before I posted my problem. That is why I could say, that the window does not open. And besides I have never used two monitors.

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Re: Inventor 2013 content center window does not open

01-07-2013 06:06 PM in reply to: kroschi

I'm out of ideas.  You mention that this happened with Windows 7 also-- same computer or different computers?  Is there any other weird stuff happening on this computer, or just Content Center?  Can you open the Content Center editor?

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Re: Inventor 2013 content center window does not open

01-07-2013 09:22 PM in reply to: kroschi

The CC edit button within the Project Editor is a little funny in it's operation. When you select it, you get a icon below it with a down icon. You need to select it with the down button (almost a click hold and click function).

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Re: Inventor 2013 content center window does not open

01-08-2013 04:13 AM in reply to: blair

Right, it's a pull-down menu with only one item in it!  See image below.  Apologies if you have already figured this out, but we're grasping at straws...

Configure CC Libraries.PNG

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kroschi
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Re: Inventor 2013 content center window does not open

01-08-2013 07:20 AM in reply to: sbixler

By trying to use the Content Center Editor, I've just now recognized, that no add-in seems to work. I didn't try itbefore , but now I've seen, that the shaft generator and all other generators on the design tab do not work as well.

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