At times you may have a file the keeps indicating to you that you need to save it. What can be confusing is there are situations when it is not obvious as to the reason. Understanding the reason can help determine if the save is truly a requirement of something that can safely be ignored.
There can be a variety of reasons that an Inventor file will be flagged to be saved. Some of the most common reasons are migration, property updates, or a direct edit.
You can find the reasons that a file needs to be saved by using a little-known shortcut to provide diagnostic information about the active file within Inventor. You do this by bringing up the “Help” dropdown as shown below.
Then choose the “About Autodesk Inventor Professional”.
Once the “About” information is displayed, Press “CTRL+D”. Once you do, the diagnostic window will be displayed and will indicate what the software recognizes as a reason the file needs to be saved. Please note that the information displayed is for diagnostic purposes only and cannot be modified via any interaction with the model through the dialog.
Hopefully this method will provide you with the information you need to better understand your models and modeling processes.
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