Inventor 2022 New UI Tools

April 13, 2021 Hal Carruthers

Reset UI for Inventor 2022

One of the challenges of working with Inventor while using a laptop and multiple monitors is losing the various panels or dialog boxes when you go to single monitor. If you have ever lost an Inventor dialog window, you understand the frustration that many of us have experienced. With Inventor 2021 and earlier releases you need to press “Alt-Space” and then press “M” and use the keyboard arrow keys to move the lost window back.  The next challenge then becomes which direction do I move the hidden dialog?

A new feature in Inventor 2022 that needs to be shared is the “Reset UI”.  This new feature is hidden in an inconspicuous location under Tools and the Options well under the View Tab. Unless you read the What’s New in 2022 section in Help, you most likely would not be aware of this subtle, but very welcome feature.

Format Text for Inventor 2022

Another subtle change is with the Format Text dialog box. In Inventor 2021 and earlier releases there are two source options for adding Properties and Parameters to a note:

In Inventor 2022 the options have been merged into one:

File Tabs in Inventor 2022

When working with multiple files open it can be tedious to close files at the end of your Inventor session. New in Inventor 2022 is the ability to Right Mouse Click on a tab and select Close All.



About the Author

Hal Carruthers

Manufacturing Applications Expert<br><br>Hal has been working closely with clients since 1997 to develop and deliver integrated solutions utilizing Autodesk products including AutoCAD, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Mechanical, Inventor and Vault. His qualifications range from mechanical design engineering to pre-sales and post-sales consulting for the integration of mechanical software solutions. Hal has over 15 years of mechanical design experience in a variety of industry disciplines. He has worked as a Product Design Engineer to design, develop, fabricate and test new surgical instruments for use in Endoscopic and Open Surgery, specific applications for product use include: vessel ligation, wound closure, endoscopic instrumentation and specialty surgical devices. Hal has been awarded two U.S. Patents for medical devices he developed. Additionally during his tenure, Hal developed and maintained Engineering Documentation and CAD Standards and provided CAD product training and support for all users and new hires.

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