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Inventor 2012 Service Pack 1 verfügbar

Seit gestern ist der SP1 für Inventor 2012 verfügbar.

  1. inventor_2012_sp1_x86.msp (msp - 31201Kb)
  2. inventor_2012_sp1_x64.msp (msp - 61234Kb)
  3. Readme (htm - 51Kb)

Auszug aus der Readme-Datei:

    Autodesk Inventor Professional 2012

      Tube & Pipe

        • CER: A crash occurs when you make a Tube & Pipe Run assembly adaptive on 64-bit systems.
        • A crash occurs in the Tube & Pipe environment when you reset the ribbon.
        • The BOM structure attribute “Phantom” does not persistently save to a Tube & Pipe Run assembly.

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      Cable & Harness

        • When there are many segments in one Harness, automatic route performance slows.

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      Stress Analysis

        • A crash occurs after you change parameters in a certain order in the Animate dialog box.
        • Graphics become inconsistent after using Animate, then Convergence.
        • The Guide search function fails in the Simplified Chinese version of Inventor.
        • Legacy result files and folders are not purged from disk after re-solving and saving.
        • Legacy loads from 2009 or earlier releases are not recognized if results are not present.
        • Meshing fails for a circular fillet weld.
        • Cannot create a probe in specific areas in certain simulations.
        • The warning message "...different number of bodies than base configuration." displays when solving a parametric component instance pattern with a decreasing number of instances.

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      Dynamic Simulation

        • The Browser pane is blank after undo then redo of entering this environment.
        • In Windows 7, a crash occurs when you edit a load location To or From a grounded component.

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        • Inventor crashes when you change the ejector type from anti-rotation, using the check box to turn On to Off.
        • Nothing displays in the graphics area after creating a 2D drawing for a mold assembly on a localized build.
        • Runner Balance Analysis does not work if you install only Autodesk Moldflow Advisor 2012.

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      Frame Analysis

        • Custom Constraint does not allow a degree of freedom with stiffness unless another degree of freedom is fixed.
        • After you generate a report with images, memory is not released.
        • Unable to edit Gravity magnitude.

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    Autodesk Inventor 2012


        • Cannot create a radius dimension on circular drawing curves projected from spline edges.
        • Document.SaveAs does not return an error when the file folder specified to save to is write-protected.
        • Selecting a curve segment from a Drawing Curve results in selection of the wrong segment if the segment originates from a silhouette edge.
        • SurfaceEvaluator.GetParamAtPoint does not work correctly with .Net programs when the GuessParams argument is not initialized with valid values. An uninitialized array usually indicates that there are no guess parameters.
        • OnFileResolution events incorrectly honor the reference relation for iPart/iAssembly factory files.
        • You cannot change specific file metadata related to file paths, which creates problems with the Make Part and Make Component commands.
        • The OnPopulateFileMetadata event does not work correctly for the Make Part, Make Component or Copy Components commands.
        • SketchedSymbols.Add always inserts a symbol in activeSheet.
        • Unable to set the value of a parameter when placing an iFeature through the API.
        • CustomParameterGroup.Delete does not delete Boolean and text parameters.
        • When closing 64-bit Inventor, you are not prompted to save any VBA projects that have been edited.

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      Assembly Modeling

        • Visibility of elements in an assembly pattern is not turned on if the pattern is invisible.
        • Edit of the extrude feature to 'Between' faces fails.
        • iCopy components are not in the expected position after editing iCopy.
        • iCopy uses the wrong components to construct the assembly patterns.
        • In an iAssembly with a pattern of pattern elements, BOM QTY for all members is equal to the active member.
        • A crash occurs after you edit a Mirror Fillet feature and then recreate the Mirror feature.
        • CER: A crash occurs when you open an assembly with an unresolved component.
        • NG: In an assembly pattern, when the total count of the component occurrences becomes too large, the performance is very slow.
        • When Format is set as Fractional in the Custom Property Format dialog box, the wrong drop-down list displays.
        • It is necessary to turn off the visibility twice before it works.

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      Content Center

        • A crash occurs when you set the "Content Center Files" folder to a shared read only folder.

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      Direct Manipulation

        • In the More tab within the Extrude dialog box, when you specify the taper angle with the Asymmetric option, the Shape tab opens.
        • CER: A crash occurs in the Assemble command while using a 3D Connexion space mouse.
        • The Hole command keeps the Through All termination type as the default in the Inventor session.
        • CER: Inventor crashes after you click a manipulator when the Face view activates.
        • When the default chamfer type is Two Distance and you select an edge and then invoke chamfer, the selection disappears.
        • After you apply a fillet, the extended section of the fillet type in the dialog box does not persist.
        • When using Select Other with a mouse scroll wheel, some of the selection choices are skipped.
        • The mini-toolbar disappears after creating a new in-place part.

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      Drawing Manager

        • A bitmap is not visible in the title block if it is not pre-existent in the drawing.
        • Center marks dimension incorrectly to the ends of a slot or the end of a shaft.
        • The tolerance on a retrieved dimension does not update on section views.
        • CER: A crash occurs during View Update in Memory Save mode.
        • Inventor crashes when you close it directly with drawing files open.
        • NG: A drawing symbol is highlighted in Symbols Ribbon panel even when not active.

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      Enhanced Visualization

        • CER: Inventor crashes when you create drawing views.
        • CER: Inventor crashes when editing a sketch after several undo and redo commands.
        • CER: Inventor crashes if D3DX9.dll or D3D10_42.dll is missing.
        • Inventor crashes when you create a new file if the Inventor installation path contains Chinese or Japanese characters.
        • Inventor sometimes crashes when you open a file twice with all shadows and image-based lighting turned on simultaneously.
        • The view changes when you zoom or rotate the model under ray tracing.
        • The transparency of ClientGraphics is incorrect after calling GraphicsNode.RenderStyle.
        • CER: Inventor crashes if you zoom a model in the Shaded with Hidden Edges visual style.
        • CER: Inventor crashes when you project hidden edges.
        • CER: Inventor crashes when you close it directly with some drawing files open.
        • CER: Inventor crashes when you open Application Options with Quality or Performance set in the Hardware settings.
        • Assembly models have transparency problems if you assign native mesh materials to some parts.

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        • The ESKD parts list does not recognize virtual components.

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      Eco Materials Advisor

        • Inventor crashes when you invoke the Eco Materials Adviser on the Windows XP 64-bit operating system. To address this issue the new version can be downloaded from the Autodesk Eco Materials Adviser web site.

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        • A crash occurs when executing the Edit View command from the marking menu to a selected drawing view in an AutoCAD DWG file.
        • A crash occurs when opening a part file with over 2000 iFeature files in the iFeature Catalog.
        • On the ribbon, Symbols panel, a drawing symbol highlights when it is not active.
        • After a deployment installation, only the user who installed the program has access to customized preferences.
        • CER: A crash occurs when you quickly activate the Open Document list two or more times from the Document tabs.
        • Checkmarks are missing for dimension options when they are turned on in the marking menu.
        • iFeature commands do not persist in the User Commands panel when they are added with other Ribbon commands.
        • In the Presentation environment, in the marking menu, a component marked invisible does not become visible when you turn on the Visibility option.
        • The marking menu is not customizable in a new modeling environment by the Inventor API.
        • Non-localized strings display in the Autodesk Material Library dialog box.
        • Route and Hose marking menu are missing in the Tube & Pipe modeling environment.
        • Shortcut keys Ctrl+X/C/V do not work in the InfoCenter search box.
        • Shortcut keys for iFeature and Macro commands do not persist when restarting Inventor.
        • The Factory add-in: Layout/Simulation still loads on Inventor startup despite having disabled the "Load Automatically" option in the Add-In Manager dialog.
        • The Redefine Feature command is exposed to UCS work features in the marking menu.
        • CER: The Inventor license activation dialog crashes after changing the display resolution.
        • Browser flyout menu shows up incorrectly in the main display while Inventor works in the secondary display.
        • Feature dialog box is always docking to top-left position in the graphic view window.
        • CER: Inventor crashes when you open a corrupted or incomplete assembly document.
        • CER: Inventor crashes when you expand the assembly tree in Design Assistant after the referenced assembly is closed in Inventor.

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      Frame Generator

        • If you change a frame member size, constraints are lost.
        • Inventor crashes when you cancel the Miter dialog box on a French operating system.
        • Length does not update to the correct parameters for a Frame member.

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        • CER: After you close a drawing that contains an iLogic form with parameters, Inventor crashes when you use Undo and Redo to edit a dimension.
        • iLogic Design Copy does not work on 64-bit machines.
        • Cannot apply a value to a custom property starting with "_".

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      Part Modeling

        • Inventor crashes if you click a parameter command after you break the link with the base component.
        • When a solid becomes a surface because of a deleted face, the surface body folder is not created.
        • To insert a PDF file as an OLE link with Abode Reader X, first install the Microsoft hotfix for Knowledge Base article 2457836.
        • CER: Inventor crashes if you activate any row of an iAssembly.
        • CER: Inventor sometimes crashes if you edit a Taper Thread hole made with Inventor 11.
        • CER: Inventor crashes when you create a thread hole or thread feature after you edit the thread.xls using Planmaker.
        • Parameters for assembly sketches are not displayed in the parameters dialog box.
        • Features based on sketches do not update when Projection to 3D Sketch is enabled.
        • When multiple version of Fusion are installed on a system, the wrong version is sometimes invoked for Solid Edit.
        • When using Select Other with a mouse scroll wheel, some of the selection choices are skipped.
        • Mini-toolbar disappears after creating a new in-place part.

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        • Assembly visibility control is broken under the marking menu.

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      Repair Environment

        • Boundary Trim does not show a preview of the result.
        • If a sketch is not closed, and the endpoints are off the curve, a general problem exists with including tolerant geometry as the included sketch geometry. The fix is to ensure the start and end control points of a closed loop are coincident.

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        • CER: A crash occurs when you create a sketch block with deleted patterns geometry.
        • Midpoint constraints in 3D sketches are not solving correctly.

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        • CER: Inventor crashes when rendering a large assembly.

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        • A crash occurs when you export to IGS/STP in the Engineer's Notebook environment.
        • CER: Inventor sometimes crashes while exporting to PDF.
        • Inventor is unable to read SolidWorks 2011 files.
        • When reading JT files that contain many disconnected shells within a single body, performance is slow.
        • After importing an MDT file, sketch dimensions and radial dimensions are missing.
        • Publishing a PDF of the current sheet updates all sheets in the drawing.
        • When you save an Inventor Assembly in the CATIA V5 format, and the files contain modeling errors, you cannot export some components.
        • Importing a CATIA V5 file sometimes results in an incorrect face normal.
        • Switching visibility of sub-assemblies or parts in an imported assembly throws a message about design view representation associativity.
        • The options for export face and surface change when you save as DWG/DXF.
        • User-customized iProperties are ignored in JT import and export.
        • Very poor performance occurs when exporting Inventor .dwg as AutoCAD Mechanical .dwg with the option "Parts only" checked.
        • CER: A crash occurs when you open CATIA V5 R20 files that are created with a service pack or hotfix.
        • The image in the drawing is not correctly exported to PDF.
        • Corrupted files are created when generating new DWF files in batch mode.

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        • After Checking in iParts, a missing file warning displays, even though the files were in the correct place when you opened the Assembly.
        • Data Mapping Report does not show Tables inside Reports for some of the Sample Report Templates.
        • During Open from Vault, Inventor crashes when the last used folder is not available in the Vault.
        • In some cases, when you check in the derived parts/assemblies, they show as attachments in the Vault Explorer Uses tab. This service pack does not allow Inventor files to become attachments in the Uses Tab.
        • Inventor crashes during Vault Operations after you log out of the Content Center Server and remain logged into the Vault Server.
        • Inventor crashes when you use Undo twice while editing a sketch by adding notes.
        • When invoking Open from Vault, the default folder is always $.
        • When placing a part in a large assembly while logged in to the vault, performance of Place Component is slow.
        • When the file on the local disk is newer or older, selecting a file for checkout from the Get Revision dialog downloads the latest version but fails to check it out.
        • Inventor crashes when opening iPart members that were renamed in Vault Explorer.
        • Enabling visibility of a part sketch in an Assembly model view does not prompt the user to Check Out the assembly.
        • When non-master LOD is active, working with assemblies displays a flickering Vault Update status dialog.
        • When Inventor DWG is checked in with Defer Update, this option is not regarded during successive open.
        • Inventor crashes when an IDW file is kept open with the Defer Update option, and you use Getting Revision on one of its renamed parts.


iLogic Run on Save Tool:Tipps zur Einrichtung und Anwendung

Curtis Waguespack hat in seinem tollen Inventor Blog From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor einen Beitrag erstellt, der den Einsatz des Inventor FAQ Tools “iLogic Run on Save” erklärt. Klasse Beitrag, schaut mal rein!



Was verkündet Autodesk heute?

Autodesk macht es spannend, wie man auf dieser Facebookseite sehen kann.AutoCAD


Wer ist zur Installation des Vault Servers 2012 berechtigt?

Berechtigt ist, wer eine gültig Lizenz besitzt von:

Qualifizierte Autodesk-Produkte Version
Autodesk 3ds Max 2012
Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2012
Autodesk Inventor 2012
Autodesk Inventor Suite 2012
Autodesk Inventor Professional 2012
Autodesk Inventor Publisher 2012
Autodesk Inventor Simulation 2012
Autodesk Inventor Routed Systems 2012
Autodesk Inventor Tooling 2012
AutoCAD 2012
AutoCAD Mechanical 2012
AutoCAD Electrical 2012
AutoCAD Map 3D 2012
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012
AutoCAD Architecture 2012
AutoCAD MEP 2012
AutoCAD P&ID 2012
AutoCAD Plant 3D 2012
Autodesk Fusion 2012
Autodesk Simulation Multiphysics 2012
Autodesk Simulation Mechanical WS 2012
Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2012
Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2012

Der Vault Server kann, falls nicht auf dem Datenträger enthalten, hier heruntergeladen werden.

Weitere Infos zu Vault:


PDF Dokument zur “Anleitung zur Inventor Add-In Erstellung (Programmieren in VB.NET)”

Daniel Geisbauer hat den Autodesk Web-Workshop “My First Inventor Plug-in Training” in ein PDF Dokument zusammengefasst zum leichteren Ausdrucken. Danke Daniel für die Arbeit und das Dokument.


Zeichnung: Text an Ansicht “anheften”

Ivanka hat mir einen Tipp geschickt, den ich gerne hier poste. Danke für den Tipp, Ivanka! Wer selbst einen Tipp hat, kann mir den gerne schicken! Weitere Infos hier: Den Inventor FAQ Blog unterstützen

Um einen Text an eine Ansicht anzuheften, das er mit der Ansicht verschoben wird, kann folgendes gemacht werden:

Anstelle eines n0rmalen Textes einen Führungslinientext erstellen. (Der kann übrigens auch Modellparameter als Text enthalten. In diesem Bild besteht der Text aus dem festen Wert t= und dem Wert des Parameters “Stärke”.)


Was jetzt noch stört, ist die Führungslinie. Diese über RMT > “Führungslinie löschen” entfernen.


Wer die Einheiten oder Nachkommastellen bearbeiten will, bei einem übernommenen Modellparameter kann das über RMT > “Einheitenattribute bearbeiten” tun.

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Videos und Dokumente zur Einrichtung, Administration und Anwendung von Autodesk Vault

Im Youtube Channel “TheVaultKnowsAll” gibt es Playlisten mit Zusammenstellungen verschiedener Videos zur Einrichtung, Administration und Anwendung von Vault. Schöne Sache!


Und auf dieser Autodeskseite finden sich ein Menge Whitepapers zum Thema Vault.



Thread.xls (Gewindedefinitionstabelle) mit Pg-Gewinde nach DIN 40430 und Rund-Gewinde nach DIN 405

Daniel Geisbauer hat mir seine angepasste thread.xls zur Verfügung gestellt die er um Pg-Gewinde nach DIN 40430 und Rund-Gewinde nach DIN 405 erweitert hat. Download hier: http://db.tt/75untbX


Danke Daniel für die Datei!

Autodesk Digital Prototyping Forum 2011

Das Autodesk Digital Prototyping Forum 2011 (aka Inventor Forum) findet dieses Jahr statt am 22. November 2011, 09.00-18.00 Uhr im Darmstadtium in Darmstadt. Anmeldung und Infos unter www.autodesk.de/forum.

Das DP Forum ist eine kostenlose Veranstaltung und bietet u.a.

  • Sechs parallele Break-out Sessions zu den Themen mechanische Konstruktion, Datenmanagement, Simulation, Kundenvorträge, Tipps und Tricks u.v.m.
  • Zwei Exercise Rooms, in denen Interessierte neue Autodesk-Produkte selber am PC erleben können
  • Eine begleitende Fachausstellung mit Herstellern und Firmen aus CAD/CAM-Umfeld


Übersicht über die Inventor 2012 Tastaturkürzel

In diesem Blogbeitrag gibt es eine Übersicht über die aktuellen Tastaturkürzel.


Links zum Thema

Ansichten in der Zeichnung (nicht) assoziativ zu Ansichtsdarstellungen der Baugruppe

Zuerst mal zu den Baugruppen Ansichtsdarstellungen. Meine Baugruppe hat 3 Ansichten: die Hauptansicht, Ansicht1 und Ansicht 2. Und so sehen diese Ansicht bei mir aus:




Wie man sieht, wurde in der Ansicht1 bei ein paar Bauteile die Farbe geändert und in der Ansicht2 wurden Bauteile unsichtbar geschaltet.

Wenn nun eine Zeichnungsansicht erstellt wird, so kann beim erstellen oder dem anschließenden bearbeiten der Ansicht gewählt werden, auf Basis welcher Baugruppenansicht die Zeichnungsansicht erstellt werden soll.

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Wird der Haken “Assoziativ” nicht gesetzt, besteht keine Verbindung zur Baugruppenansicht, d.h. eine Änderung in der Baugruppenansicht spiegelt sich in der Zeichnung nicht wieder.


Haken “Assoziativ” nicht gesetzt = Keine Verknüpfung zur Baugruppenansicht aber Bauteile können nachträglich in der Zeichnung unsichtbar gemacht werden, wie  man im Bild unten sieht. Die Baugruppenansicht wurde geändert (gelbe Bauteile) aber die Teile in der Zeichnung bleiben blau. Zudem können in der Zeichnung Bauteile separat unsichtbar gemacht werden.


Haken “Assoziativ” gesetzt = Es besteht eine Verknüpfung zur Baugruppenansicht aber Bauteile können nachträglich in der Zeichnung nicht unsichtbar gemacht werden, wie  man im nächsten Bild sieht.


Assoziativ => Es können nicht nachträglich Bauteile in der Ansicht unsichtbar gemacht werden. Der Eintrag “Sichtbarkeit” ist ausgegraut.



Umfrage zur Installation von Vault

Das Autodesk Data Management Team macht eine Umfrage zu den Erfahrungen bei der Vault Installation.

We are conducting a short survey to research the Autodesk Vault user install experience. The survey consists of 17 questions and should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. The results of this survey will help us to improve how Vault is installed in future versions. Your participation in this survey is greatly appreciated.




Inventor 2011 stürzt sofort beim Starten ab

Wenn der Inventor 2011 unter Benutzer A sofort beim Start abstürzt und einen CER abschicken will, nicht aber, wenn sich Benutzer B an Windows anmeldet, dann kann das u.a. an der Registry oder einem Verzeichnis auf der Festplatte liegen.

Registryzweig löschen

regedit starten und die Registryzweige (und nur diese, d.h. unter HKEY_CURRENT_USER!)

  1. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Inventor\Current Version
  2. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Inventor\RegistryVersion15.0

löschen. Vorher am besten sichern.


Geht der Inventor jetzt wieder? Gut, dann die Anwendungsoptionen wieder neu einrichten.

Geht nicht? dann folgendes probieren:

Verzeichnis umbenennen

Das Verzeichnis C:\Users\<Windows-Benutzername>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Inventor 2011 umbenennen.


Geht der Inventor 2011 jetzt wieder? Gut!

Geht immer noch nicht? Dann den Inventor 2011 deinstallieren, alle Inventorpfade und Registryeinträge  löschen und Inventor 2011 neuinstallieren.

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