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Doug_DuPont
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Message 11 of 34 (588 Views)

Re: Wiki help retiring – Making way for fresh new look

09-20-2013 05:51 AM in reply to: jeanie.wayker

When I'm in Inventor 2013 Pro and hit F1 I still go to WikiHelp? Do I need to do anything to get to the new help site?

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jeanie.wayker
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Message 12 of 34 (585 Views)

Re: Wiki help retiring – Making way for fresh new look

09-20-2013 05:54 AM in reply to: Doug_DuPont

Hello!

The new help site is not yet aviailable - We expect it to go live in October. Please stay tuned!

 

We will send out an announcement when it is Live!

 

We apologize for the issues with the current state of the wiki.

 

Thank you,

Jeanie

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jeanie.wayker
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Message 13 of 34 (583 Views)

Re: Wiki help retiring – Making way for fresh new look

09-20-2013 05:57 AM in reply to: jeanie.wayker

One more note: When the new site is live, you will be directed to the new site from within Inventor. There is nothing you need to configure.

 

Please let me know of any other questions.

 

Thank you,

Jeanie 

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Mason-Paul
Posts: 370
Registered: ‎04-04-2012
Message 14 of 34 (543 Views)

Re: Wiki help retiring – Making way for fresh new look

09-23-2013 08:23 AM in reply to: jeanie.wayker

Come on Autodesk - what do we do NO WIKI-HELP, NO AUTO-REROUTE to the new help

 

How about you just issue a hotfix so were all singing from The same hymn sheet.

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jeanie.wayker
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Message 15 of 34 (522 Views)

Re: Wiki help retiring – Making way for fresh new look

09-23-2013 09:28 AM in reply to: Mason-Paul

Thank you for your post and we apologize for this inconvience. We are doing everything we can to resolve the issues with the wiki AND we are also working to have the  learning enviroment LIVE as soon as possible.

 

We encourage you to download the local help and set the local help as your default until we have transitioned to the new learning environment. As soon as the new learning environment is live, we will make an Announcement.

 

You can download the help for Local use here:

 

R2014 http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=16463987

R2013 http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?siteID=123112&id=21310054

R2012 http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?siteID=123112&id=18715627

 

After installing, If you always want to access the local help from within Inventor, you can modify the helpids.xml file located at:

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2014\Bin:

 

Change the default value  - UseOnline="1" - to - UseOnline="0"

The value '1'  - This will always launch the online help by default

The value '0' - This will always launch the local help by default

 

Again, we sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

Please let me know of any questions/concerns,

Thank you,

Jeanie Wayker

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mcgyvr
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Message 16 of 34 (475 Views)

Re: Wiki help retiring – Making way for fresh new look

09-24-2013 06:09 AM in reply to: jeanie.wayker

:smileymad:

Autodesk needs to learn how to make website improvements without loss of service.

 

 

 

 

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graemev
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Message 17 of 34 (452 Views)

Re: Wiki help retiring – Making way for fresh new look

09-24-2013 08:10 AM in reply to: jeanie.wayker

"...  improved performance and search options, along with a fresh new look."

 

Dear Autodesk,

 

This applies to all of your software, interfaces, and web sites:  Skip the "fresh new look" part.  Entirely.  We don't care about the look.  Seriously, we don't.  Make it work better.

 

Thanks,

Dedicated users everywhere

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mpatchus
Posts: 504
Registered: ‎10-22-2008
Message 18 of 34 (445 Views)

Re: Wiki help retiring – Making way for fresh new look

09-24-2013 08:20 AM in reply to: graemev

I couldn't agree more.

 

Looks are ALWAYS secondary to performance.

Mike Patchus

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dgorsman
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Message 19 of 34 (431 Views)

Re: Wiki help retiring – Making way for fresh new look

09-24-2013 08:42 AM in reply to: mpatchus

Not exactly.  The "look" is always important when you are using a graphical user interface.  If the look is garbage, then the UI is garbage, which makes it difficult to work.  For example if a work process involves clicking three buttons, and they are at the top of screen, bottom of screen, and on a floating palette, the look certainly impacts performance.  Same thing with a help system - how difficult will it be to find things if there is no table of contents?

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mpatchus
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Message 20 of 34 (426 Views)

Re: Wiki help retiring – Making way for fresh new look

09-24-2013 08:52 AM in reply to: dgorsman

Personally I'll take something that is harder to find or navigateover something that flat out doesn't work anyday.

Mike Patchus

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