Inventor-Insert Frame dialog box suddenly doesn't open anymore

May 11, 2020 Joanna Gryszka

The Frame Generator 'Insert Frame' command isn't opening a dialog box anymore in Inventor.

Insert_Frame

It used to work but now it doesn't seem to invoke the command at all.

In the Status Bar it stays at 'Ready' but should update to show the command prompt 'Select a line or drag a window':

Insert Frame-status bar

If the command seems to be working( with 'Select a line or drag a window' in the Status bar) but you don't see the dialog box, try this to get the dialog box back from off screen:

Inventor dialog box off screen

If the dialog box still can't be found try the Inventor Reset Utility:

Inventor Reset Utility

If the command doesn't start check that the Content Center Libraries are all available and set the correct location.

In Application Options > Content Center tab > Access Options, select Vault Server or Desktop Content:

Access Options

Verify that the Project is configured to use all the available Content Center Libraries:

Configure CC libraries

If none of the previous steps help, perform a clean uninstall to fix it:

Inventor clean uninstall

About the Author

Joanna Gryszka

Manufacturing Technical Support Specialist<br><br>Joanna has over eight years of experience working with Autodesk products. She started supporting core AutoCAD and network installations of all Autodesk products. She now has five years of experience with Inventor. <br> She graduated from Mechanical Engineering and has been providing solutions to clients and dedicating her knowledge to the Solution Center since then.

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