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.
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.
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.
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.
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 stop working:
My workaround has been to leave it open all the time as annoying as it is.
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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Inventor Professional 2013 SP1.1 Update 1
Windows XP Pro 32-bit, SP3
HP EliteBook 8730w; 4 GB RAM; Core™ 2 Duo T9400 2.53 GHz; Quadro FX2700M
SpaceExplorer/SpaceNavigator NB, driver 3.7.18
still waiting for a foreshortened radius dimensioning tool in Drawing Manager
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.
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.
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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