That makes two of us. I don't know what else to tell you.
If I was sitting at your station I might be able to figure something out, but from this end
it is a little challenging beyond what I have already suggested.
What OS do you have?
On more question
Do you have any other Inventor loaded old versions?
And if not was the folders for them in C drive deleted?
I am not the one having the issue. I like you am trying to help the originator of this thread.
Hopefully he will respond to your questions.
We are runnign Windows 7 Pro
yes I have multiple versions running, I have 2011 on my machine for bringing files out of an old 2011 vault we have archived
I can try on a Machine with only 2012 on...
See if that works
I think what your running up against is a bit of hidden functionality that is not very discoverable.
Here's how it works: If you don't have a file called Standard.ipt in the root of your template directory and you use the drop down list, then Inventor defaults to a template that is hardcoded within in the program (if I recall correctly). So typically the best solution is to place a copy of your template in the root of your template directory and name it Standard.ipt, or just rename your existing template Standard.ipt. This way when a user uses the drop down, you know which file they will be hitting.
This is true for all of the file extensions found in the list (.ipt, .iam, .idw or .dwg, and .ipn)
There is a reason that it works this way, but it's a bit academic.
I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
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Thats a real shame......I cant put the standard.ipt back in the root and use that as we use two diferent kinds of templates depending on which user is creating a file, as they go into different deparmental life cycles....
I guess the only way round it is to make these standrd.i* templates have a different iproperty field matched with another file category in lifecycle which will be flagged up when checking into the vault as a non lifecyle category or a locked file....
whats annoying is that the standard.idw shows up as missing...its the iam and ipt that still work from this hard coded thing that you mention.
Its one of them pointless Inventor things that should be disabled but wont for some unbeknown reason
thnaks for the information though
If you didn't set anything on the project, the template folder location is default. Cadmanto has talked.
Then when you create new file using the quick access button, the template folder will be showed.
If you change the template foler to another, it will be updated at create new file dialog box.