We have been working on inventor professional for a while.Now it is 2012 version have large tube and pipe assemblies created.Yesterday we noticed that ,when user wanted to create a Pipe Run/Edit existing pipe run..All Tube and Pipe Styles (including default and custom created ) are lost.I followed one of the procedure in the link below but lost half day of work (as I have to take a clean tube and pipe runs assembly file from previous evening to switch with the corrupted).
our users cannot be lucky everytime this happens,because sometimes they probably worked on something other than tube and pipe before the file gets corrupted.so switch over doesn't lose any of the work.But what if they have done a sizeable amount of tube and pipe design before the file gets corrupted?
Please please,if anyone have /found any reason /fix for this issue,please let me know.
If I understand correctly you lost your tube and pipe style? Was the dialog box blank or where they available and not responding?
The physical components come from your content center the styles themselves are xml files that collect the data. Are you saving/exporting your custom tube & pipe styles? If not, it maybe one recommendation to consider going forward.
What kind of CC (content center) are you using Desktop local, Desktop on server or Vaulted CC?
Are you using a common Design Data folder and if so where is it stored?
Lastly are you using Vault or any other Data management system for your Inventor files? If not where are the Inventor files stored and worked on?
All of the above can have a influences on not just Tube & Pipe styles but any Inventor file.