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dasan.costandi
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Inventor 2014/Windows 8 choppy pan and orbit

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08-13-2013 10:16 PM

Inventor 2014 refuses to pan/orbit using middlemouse. Even when using F2/F4 shortcuts or pan/orbit tools, movement is very delayed and makes Inventor unusable. I'm not getting any crashes, freezes, or errors; just performance issues. (possibly driver problems?)

 

Though my laptop isn't super high-end, it definitely has no problem running games with higher min. requirements than Inventor.

 

Gen. Specs:

Windows 8 (64bit)

i7-4700MQ

Nvidia GTX 765

8Gb Ram

Well, I found the solution :smileyhappy:

Turns out it was a directX issue. Apparently directx 11 isn't backwards compatible and Inventor 2014 absolutely requires directx 9 or 9c to run.

 

I just rolled back to 9c and everything works great :smileyvery-happy:

 

No wonder my slightly older workstation had no problem with 2014.

 

Thanks for the suggestions however!

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Cadmanto
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Re: Inventor 2014/Windows 8 choppy pan and orbit

08-14-2013 06:25 AM in reply to: dasan.costandi

Dasan,

Welcome to the forum.

I would definately check to see if your drivers (specifically video) are up to date.  I would also check your mouse movement settings to see if those are causing this as well.

 

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Re: Inventor 2014/Windows 8 choppy pan and orbit

08-14-2013 08:27 AM in reply to: dasan.costandi

Hi dasan.costandi,

 

If you go to the Tools tab > Application Options > Display tab and make a note of your current settings (in case you want to set them back to what they are) for these two options, does adjusting them help?:

 

  1. View transition time (seconds)
  2. Minimum frame rate (Hz)

I hope this helps.
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dasan.costandi
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Re: Inventor 2014/Windows 8 choppy pan and orbit

08-14-2013 11:21 AM in reply to: dasan.costandi

Thanks Scott,

That was the first thing I checked; all my drivers are up to date and the middle button is definitely set to "middle mouse" mode. The cursor changes into the pan icon when I click middle button, except nothing else happens. Same deal with orbit mode, although scrolling to zoom has no issues.

 

Curtis,

I tried fiddling with the settings you suggested, but I haven't noticed any changes to my problem.

 

I'm not sure what it could be since people with a similar problem seem to change a few mouse settings and it's solved. Thanks for the input however.

 

-Dasan

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mcgyvr
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Re: Inventor 2014/Windows 8 choppy pan and orbit

08-14-2013 11:32 AM in reply to: dasan.costandi

You just forgot to plug in the space navigator/space pilot. :smileytongue:

I thought they removed pan/orbit years ago since we all have 3d controllers.

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dasan.costandi
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Re: Inventor 2014/Windows 8 choppy pan and orbit

08-14-2013 04:19 PM in reply to: dasan.costandi

It'd be nice if I had a 3D mouse, but I'm only using a wireless logitech mouse :smileytongue:

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Re: Inventor 2014/Windows 8 choppy pan and orbit

08-14-2013 08:41 PM in reply to: dasan.costandi

Well, I found the solution :smileyhappy:

Turns out it was a directX issue. Apparently directx 11 isn't backwards compatible and Inventor 2014 absolutely requires directx 9 or 9c to run.

 

I just rolled back to 9c and everything works great :smileyvery-happy:

 

No wonder my slightly older workstation had no problem with 2014.

 

Thanks for the suggestions however!

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Cmihovs
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Registered: ‎11-01-2013
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Re: Inventor 2014/Windows 8 choppy pan and orbit

11-01-2013 10:03 AM in reply to: dasan.costandi

Yes

I am having the same issues, but Windows 7 has DirectX 11 built into it, and there is no way you can downgrade?

And I dont understand why would Autodesk built a software that is not compatible with the latest OS and hardware.

 

Also run into an issue when I went to open subassembly and there was nothing displayed in the model space. I hit zoom all, F2, noothing worked. Then i clicked on a component in the design tree and an item was highlighted.

So I highlighted all the components in the design tree and my whole subassembly was highlighted in the model space. As soon as i click anywhere in the model space the model disappears.

 

Seem that there are major issues with the graphics card drivers.

By the way Im runninf

Quadro K5000M on Dell M 6700 with 16Gb of RAM.

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