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Favorites in file explorer window

Favorites in file explorer window

Favorites in file explorer window

This may seem like a dumb question, but I have searched for this but have found no answer. How do you add favorites to the Inventor file explorer?

RE: Favorites in file explorer window

Add the paths to the "Frequently Used Subfolders" section in your project file..

RE: Favorites in file explorer window

Thanks, is that under the manage projects tab? If right click on frequently used sub folders the option for creating file paths is greyed out.

RE: Favorites in file explorer window

yes.. manage...projects
Note: you must have all open files closed to be able to modify the project file..

RE: Favorites in file explorer window

We were able to add folders to the project file, so that was very helpful. Thanks for your help. Those favorites are global to all users. Is there a way to save my personal folders so the file explorer is unique to me?

RE: Favorites in file explorer window

If using a shared project file then all settings in there are applied to anyone using that project file..
If your company is ok with it you could each have your own project file thus allowing personalized folders,etc...

RE: Favorites in file explorer window

No, the fellow who is the lead engineer here has some very definite ideas as to how we use Inventor. For instance we are not allowed to use the frame generator or tube and pipe (we make many support frames and process piping) because he does not like the file structure. He only wants one project folder and it contains all the machines that we design.
Thanks again for your help.

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