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Message 21 of 42 (1,553 Views)

Re: Keyboard shortcuts not working in Inventor 2012 - F7

04-27-2012 03:59 PM in reply to: peterbrodt

I use F7 ten times a day both on 2012 and 2013 and don't have the problem.

For any of these keyboard related problems, there is not much guidance I can give you to track down the cause other than keeping your eyes open and trying to remember any particular steps that might lead to the problem.

 

I would also like to know if you used UNDO or ran a stress analyisis prior to the shortcut disappering as I found a defect 1459632 that seems to point in that direction. Furthermore, please work with the latest service pack for your release.

 

You could also try resetting the shortcut keys to their default values in the Customize dialog if you think your keys have a problem. But I don't have a magic formula to reproduce this on my end and as long as we don't have a reproducible case, it is impossible to fix it.

 

 Bob

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Message 22 of 42 (1,545 Views)

Re: Keyboard shortcuts not working in Inventor 2012 - F7

04-28-2012 12:16 PM in reply to: bobvdd

I also experieced CTRL-Z not working for Undo - I don't know if it's related to the F7 thing. It is only in Inventor, that this Windows standard keyboard shortcut does not work. I'll look out and see if I can reproduce it the next time I start up Inventor.

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Message 23 of 42 (1,396 Views)

Re: Keyboard shortcuts not working in Inventor 2012 - F7

09-24-2012 12:44 PM in reply to: peterbrodt

I have the F6 issue. Inventor 2013 64bit

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Message 24 of 42 (1,387 Views)

Re: Keyboard shortcuts not working in Inventor 2012 - F7

09-24-2012 10:13 PM in reply to: bobvdd

Default shortcuts Ctrl-P, Ctrl-X, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V stop working after a certain period of time.

Restarting Inventor fixes it temporarily. A quirky bug.

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Message 25 of 42 (1,061 Views)

Re: Keyboard shortcuts not working in Inventor 2012 - F7

03-01-2013 08:46 AM in reply to: Vlad.Makarov

Just implemented Inventor 2013 on all of the computers in our department. Now we are having this issue on quite a few of the computers. F6, F7, Ctrl +Z. Trying to figure out the steps involved but not really finding a pattern. Very frustating. Will update later if I find out anything. If anybody has a solution let me know.

 

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Message 26 of 42 (1,056 Views)

Re: Keyboard shortcuts not working in Inventor 2012 - F7

03-01-2013 09:57 AM in reply to: jdits7

I've found that if you have the text box for the help search showing then the shortcuts will work. As soon as you minimize the textbox they stop working. Unminimize it and they're back to working.

 

Shortcuts work:

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Shortcuts stop working:

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My workaround has been to leave it open all the time as annoying as it is.

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Message 27 of 42 (1,050 Views)

Re: Keyboard shortcuts not working in Inventor 2012 - F7

03-01-2013 10:56 AM in reply to: DanSingleton

Wow! How did you figure that one out?

 

Unfortunately, this isn't the sole cause of this problem, because I have never touched that control as far as I know.  I haven't lost the keyboard shortcuts for several months, now, so I'm not sure whether anything has changed in the software or whether something else (OS patches?) has changed.  But I'm not declaring victory, yet, especially since your post.

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Message 28 of 42 (1,046 Views)

Re: Keyboard shortcuts not working in Inventor 2012 - F7

03-01-2013 11:18 AM in reply to: sbixler

Way to go Dan, that is exactly what the problem was. Now all we need is for Autodesk to see this and acnowledge that there is a bug so they can get it fixed for next release. Thank you very much.

 

 

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Message 29 of 42 (1,041 Views)

Re: Keyboard shortcuts not working in Inventor 2012 - F7

03-01-2013 11:29 AM in reply to: jdits7

I can't really recall how I came across it mostly by accident and a bit of luck while I was trying to figure out what the heck was going on.

 

Glad it helped some people.

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Re: Keyboard shortcuts not working. Inv. 2011

03-01-2013 12:51 PM in reply to: blaste

Sometimes you have to press enter after you hit the keyboard shortcut, sorta like you did in autocad. Especially if you have autocad archetecture installed as well.

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