Inventor IdeaStation
Share your ideas about how to improve Inventor with the Development Team.
49 Kudos

Change error on dimensions and constraints from modal to non-modal

Status: Accepted
by j_denner on ‎12-19-2012 11:57 AM

Orphaned dimensions and broken constraints give you a dialog box that you have to accept or you can not do anything else (modal). It would be nice if the error box stayed open (or you could tell it not to prompt again this session) but allowed you to keep working and fix the problems (non-modal). The list of errors would update as you fixed them.


I know! Stop yelling at me!

Status: Accepted
Accepted idea [US14660]. Thanks!
by *Expert Elite* on ‎12-19-2012 02:13 PM


by ceres12345 ‎01-02-2013 10:36 AM - edited ‎01-02-2013 10:37 AM

I agree with j_denner.

When you accept dialog box with some 'errors' and then fix one of them, dialog box pops up again with the rest of them. So, even if i replaced model reference and need to arrange 15 dimensions, I have to accept it 15 times!!? This process should be a lot less annoying.

The idea with dialog box that stays open while I fix errors and they dissapear from the list is great.


Same goes for errors for other features (ie. constraints in assemblies)

by Distinguished Contributor cadman777 on ‎01-07-2013 08:09 AM

I agree.

Even with the raido button checked in "Application Options" > "Prompts" > "Do not show messages for pre-existing problems", the stupid dialogue keeps popping up for a lot of stuff.

This problem causes RSI and wastes time.

Time to fix it!

by Employee on ‎01-28-2013 11:02 AM
Status changed to: Future Consideration
by Employee on ‎02-27-2013 12:54 PM
Status changed to: Under Review
This project [US14660] is under review by the development team.
by Employee on ‎03-18-2013 08:41 AM
Status changed to: Accepted
Accepted idea [US14660]. Thanks!
Submit Your Ideas

Share and shape product ideas.

New Idea
You are not logged in.

Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register

Inventor Exchange Apps

Created by the community for the community, Autodesk Exchange Apps for Autodesk Inventor helps you achieve greater speed, accuracy, and automation from concept to manufacturing.

Connect with Inventor