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trumpy81
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Registered: ‎10-22-2006
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Something new in Inventor?

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06-08-2012 01:01 PM

I was working on a pdf file which required the use of the alt key, but when I flipped back to Inventor I discovered this (see attached picture).

 

How long has this been in Inventor?

 

Have you fellas been holding out on me or something .... lol :smileytongue:

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Andy M
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ampster
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Re: Something new in Inventor?

06-08-2012 01:03 PM in reply to: trumpy81

that feature is in 2011 also, not sure about previous versions...

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Curtis_Waguespack
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Re: Something new in Inventor?

06-08-2012 01:07 PM in reply to: trumpy81

Hi trumpy81,

This originates from the Ribbon interface ( Inventor 2010).

 

So it's actually a MS thing:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/use-the-keyboard-to-work-with-ribbon-programs-HA010091908....

 

It can get in the way of the ALT + Drag workflow as described here:

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2011/01/alt-drag-assembly-constraints.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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trumpy81
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Re: Something new in Inventor?

06-08-2012 05:02 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Thanks Ampster and Curtis.

 

I figured that it was a ribbon thing, but in all the years that I've been using programs with the ribbon interface I have never seen it.

 

I guess it's not too hard to figure out that I rarely use keyboard shortcuts, except in Photoshop .... :smileyvery-happy:

 

Anyhow, I thought it was a cool feature and one that I will have to remember in future, as I seem to be learning new keyboard shortcuts all the time.

Regards
Andy M
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