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Inventor Tip: Icon Preview and Context Menus Missing in Windows 10

Posted by Travis Nave on Aug 21, 2020 11:16:26 AM

Issue: We recently ran into a strange issue where Inventor icons were not showing the thumbnail preview of the models and drawings within Windows Explorer. Likewise, options like 'Pack and Go' were missing from the right-click context menus. Reinstalling or re-registering the necessary .DLL files were of no help.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Inventor

Inventor Read Only

Posted by Bonn Rhee on Aug 4, 2020 1:33:49 PM

In the past, if a user didn’t have Inventor installed and wanted to view Inventor files, Inventor view was the solution.  But in 2020, Autodesk released a “new” viewer for Inventor file types (.ipt, .iam, .idw, .dwg, .ipn, .ide) called “Inventor Read-Only Mode".  Non Inventor and non-cad users will have the ability to open and view Inventor files without needing a license. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Inventor

Inventor Tip – How to get a “White” Appearance

Posted by Gary Bergero on May 26, 2020 2:47:31 PM

In the last few years of Autodesk Inventor, it has been difficult to get a “White” appearance in Part Modeling, Assembly Modeling, and Shaded Drawing Views. Many users have complained that choosing the standard white appearances would display gray on their screen.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Inventor