Inventor General Discussion

Inventor General Discussion

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Registered: ‎06-02-2008
Message 1 of 4 (505 Views)
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pre-highlight functionality

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09-21-2011 11:23 PM



Is it possible to change the pre-highlight function to not highlight the entire part but just the edges or something/ In the 2012 release it lights up so bright that you can barely make out any details or other components. I know i can turn it off compeltely, but then it's very hard to make out what you're actually selecting. How about only highlighting the edges of a part instead?




IVsuite 2012 SP1 + Vault

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Message 2 of 4 (497 Views)

Re: pre-highlight functionality

09-22-2011 01:06 AM in reply to: ASCO-engineering

Hi Misha,


Try to uncheck the box "Enable Enhanced Highlighting" in menu Tools > Options > Application Options > Colors tab.




I hope it helps.


Kind regards,


Alessandro Gasso
Product Support Technical Lead
MFG - Inventor
Autodesk, Inc.
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Re: pre-highlight functionality

09-22-2011 01:22 AM in reply to: alessandro.gasso


Thank you! :smileyhappy:

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Message 4 of 4 (385 Views)

Re: pre-highlight functionality

04-04-2012 08:19 AM in reply to: alessandro.gasso

Hi Alessandro,


It has obviously been a little over 6 months since this post was resolved. I have another issue at the moment concerning Highlighting.


One of the changes I prefer in the Application Options is to un-select both of the Highlight options you illustrated for Misha. I get better performance with my SpaceNavigator in large assemblies with them disabled.


My problem is that since I upgraded from IV-2011 to IV-2012 (both Product Design Suite Premium), parts and assemblies still highlight when I pass over them, even when disabled in the AO. Other changes (like reverse zoom for the wheel mouse, because I am still so AutoCAD oriented) work fine. It seems to be only this Highlight issue.


Maybe something buggy happened during my upgrade/install, which seems likely since apparently nobody else has rasied this question. It is probably related to the fact that I also cannot save these changes between sessions, and have to re-set them every time I start Inventor.

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