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.
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.
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.