It happens with Product Deisgn Suite. 2013 has always given us issues so far. We installed it in August and nothing but issues. SP1 was installed and it failed right away and Autodesk took it off the market, then I got an email saying SP1.1 was up and installed it on a top users machine for testing and that failed the moment he turned a surface on it crashes. Its amazing to me because of the specs of the machine. The size of the model is large so I really cant send it.
We have Product Design Suite Ultimate and Premium. The issues occur on both suites.
Completely Agree. This is a prime example of a company becoming to big and being run for the sole purpose of profit. Everything is driven by Marketing. As a matter of fact, I'm really surprised they don't have a moderator censoring posts - I can't believe mine are making it up.
At the last company I worked for we were using Inventor and we got a new Engineering Manager - One who actually worked. He used Inventor for about 2 months and thought it was a complete joke. So he had the company spend $25K+ on new seats of Solidworks and everyone was SO HAPPY! By the way, AutoDesk personel hate the "S" word. Haha - Their eyes glaze over when you say it.
In my experience, anyone who is a big Inventor lover - doesn't know any better. It's not their fault per say, because they probably haven't used anything else - but be open minded and realistic. It's like saying Frozen Dinner GMO Chicken is better than fresh cut Grass Feed, Hormone Free New York Strips - Just because you've never eat steak before. [Not a great analogy, but you get the point]
Anyway - I'm done ranting. Good luck to everyone.
Hi! Could you send me an email (address found in my signature below) so I can set up a secure account for you? I would like to take a look at the files and the workflow.
I rolled out SP1.1 on 10 workstations and have had no reports of any issues since. It appears to be more stable than the original build.
I installed Sp1, now I can't view the texture of my material coulor. The parts are simply colored with uniform color, if I uninstall Sp1, everything works fine.
Take a look at the link below about textures by Chris Mitchell. Maybe this will help lead you to a solution.
Can you elaborate further as to what exactly happens since installing SP1.1 ? Do you mean that you're not seeing textures in parts/assemblies after you installed SP1.1 or is this an issue when looking at the contents of your appearance library ?
Do you have any screenshots with/without the SP ? If you look at the in document appearances, do you see any errors about image files not being found ? Easiest way is to use the large thumbnail view & then you'll see the warning icon immediately.
Please provide additional info so that we can investigate further.
Inventor Pro SP1.1 is running considerably slower than 2012 SP2 in Parts & Assemblies. Has anyone else noticed this or is it just me?
Also, can anyone tell me why my Content Center Parts which were placed in my Assemblies using Inventor Pro 2012 will not link over when those original 2012 Assembly Files are opened in 2013?
Is there a proper way to re-link these Content Center Parts?
Go back to your 2012 project file (File Options > Content Center Files) or Application Options (File > Default Content Center files) and find out where those files were placed. Then you can copy them to the location for 2013. Or, better yet, establish a location that makes sense for the future and put them there. If your work is very much project oriented, then you might want the CC files in your project structure, defined by each project. If you are more product oriented, then a common location on a network drive would be better, with the path set by App Options. In either case, Inventor treats the CC files location as read-only.
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