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Missing Pattern Dialogue In Mould Design

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11-04-2012 01:34 PM

Inventor Pro 2013 SP 1.1

 

Hi, I’m suing the Mould Design feature of Inventor Professional and need to have four cavities for this mould. When I try to use the pattern function nothing happens. I look at the Wiki help and it says that I have to enter values for X direction X distance etc, but this dialogue box does not appear.

 

How can I get the box to appear?

 

Thanks in Advance.

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Re: Missing Pattern Dialogue In Mould Design

11-04-2012 05:54 PM in reply to: cmharb

Does it work when you do the Tutorial?

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Re: Missing Pattern Dialogue In Mould Design

11-04-2012 06:22 PM in reply to: cmharb

Can you see Pattern command from the attached picture?  I also installed 2013 SP1.1 and have this command.

 

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11-06-2012 12:57 PM in reply to: MingweiGao

i do not see the Pattern box like that.

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11-06-2012 12:59 PM in reply to: JDMather

no have not done the Tutorial , I'Il do them now and see if it makes a differnace.

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Re: Missing Pattern Dialogue In Mould Design

11-06-2012 01:42 PM in reply to: JDMather

no,  i get to

 

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Inventor/enu/2013/Help/0126-Tutorial126/0807-Tooling_807/0826-Family_M8...

 

in the tutorial and there is not Pattern box, it might be off the screen.

 

Anyone know how to get it back?

 

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11-06-2012 01:50 PM in reply to: cmharb

cmharb wrote:

... there is not Pattern box, it might be off the screen.

 

 


You don't see the dialog box... ... but do you see the tool on your screen?

 

Pattern.png

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Re: Missing Pattern Dialogue In Mould Design

11-06-2012 02:02 PM in reply to: JDMather

yes the mouse is a selector and i can sellect a plastic part. But the box for editing the pattern details is missing.

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Re: Missing Pattern Dialogue In Mould Design

11-06-2012 02:37 PM in reply to: cmharb

Hi cmharb,

 

How to get a missing dialog box back:

 

  • start the tool that exhibits the problem
  • press ALT + Space-bar on the keyboard 
  • then press the M key (M for move)
This is what happens off screen

 

  • then Immediately press any of the arrow keys on the keyboard
  • finally, move your mouse around and the dialog box will now be attached to your cursor allowing you to drag it back on screen, just click to drop it in place.

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2011/01/missing-dialog-box.html

 

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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11-06-2012 03:02 PM in reply to: cmharb

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