How to use Search Browser & Old Versions|AUTODESK Inventor Tips

Recently we posted “How to Configure Default Templates and Mini-Toolbars OFF by Default |AUTODESK Inventor Tips” and now we are sharing two new tips from our “120 Autodesk Inventor Tips” vault.

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120 Autodesk Inventor Tips –

#15 Search Browser

Search Browser
Step 1

Click Magnifying Glass icon on Browser

Step 2

Enter text for search.  Name  or  iProperties

Example: Search for Mate constraints
Example: Search for iProperty
Example: Search for Hole features

#16 Old Versions

Old Versions

You can use the following steps to restore or recover old saved files from the Old Versions files.
(NOTE: Not Compatible With Autodesk Vault)

  • Open file from the OldVersions folder
  • Select Options
    • Open old version (Save not allowed)
    • Restore old version to current version
    • Open Current Version

If you copy the file out of the OldVersions folder, file is treated as its own file

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