Inventor General Discussion

Inventor General Discussion

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Inventor locks up on IDW dimension placement

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05-30-2013 08:52 AM

Inventor 2011, SP2, 64-bit on XP.


I am having an issue where I get an Inventor freeze whenever a dimension is placed in an IDW.  As far as I can tell, that is the only issue.  I can work just fine in parts, assemblies, presentations, etc.  I can even work in IDWs placing views, adding notes, etc.  I can click "Dimension," then select the edge or edges to be dimensioned and drag the dimension to the desired location, but when I click to place the dimension, everything just stops.  Inventor becomes completely unresponsive.  I get the same behavior if I try to modify the tolerance notation on a hole note.


The behavior is the same with all parts and IDW templates that I have tried.  I tried a "Repair Installation," but no good.  I tried a "Reinstall," still no change.


Any ideas what might be causing this?




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Re: Inventor locks up on IDW dimension placement

01-20-2014 10:58 AM in reply to: brownn

Did you already fix the problem? I'm having the same issue and i can't get it fixed...

I'm using Inventor 2013, it only freezes/locks when i'm trying to place a dimension in IDWs.

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Re: Inventor locks up on IDW dimension placement

01-20-2014 01:11 PM in reply to: guidovanhaarlem
Are you on XP? Was this working before or did you update your system. More system information is required.
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