AutoSave (Paid)

AutoSave (Paid)

Win64, English

Flying Garden Gnome Studios
Automatically save versions of your Autodesk® Inventor® projects to restore in the event of a program crash or power outage.

General Usage Instructions

To open the AutoSave settings, click the icon under the "Get Started" tab.

1. Select the type of documents you wish to save.

2. Choose the interval at which you wish to run the save command.

3. Choose a location where the files will be saved. (Using document location will create the folder "AutoSave" in the location of the original part).

4. Select how many saves you wish to retain or how long you wish to keep the old versions.

5. Select whether you would like to remove the saved copies when you manually save the original part.




The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.

You can unload the plugin without uninstalling it by unchecking the "Loaded/Unloaded" check box associated with the plugin in the Autodesk Inventor Add-In Manager. You may have to restart Inventor to completely unload the application.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, you can uninstall it from 'Control Panel/Programs and Features' (Windows 7/8.1/10/11), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

When operating in the "Tube and Pipe" environment and an autosave event occurs, the assembly may revert to an invisible state. If this happens the assembly will need to be opened again. There have not been any reports of data loss.

When running Inventor 2024 and earlier in conjunction with another .net core addin, only the first add-in will load. The add-ins must be built in .net framework in order to load more than one in earlier versions of Inventor. If needed, install version from Copy the contents to the C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\FlyingGarden_AutoSave.bundle\Contents folder overwriting the contents.


Company Name: Flying Garden Gnome Studios

Author/Company Information

Flying Garden Gnome Studios

Support Information

Contact support by emailing your concerns to:

Version History

Version Number Version Description

Ported project to .net 8.0 Resolved DWG autosave causing conflict errors Locked size of restore window

- Resolved autosave not loading for pre-2023 Inventor when Inventor 2023 is not installed - Resolved time-based saves not firing for Inventor 2023 - Resolved false-positive "No user logged in" warning for Inventor 2023


- Moved settings button to "Tools" menu for 2023 compatibility.


-Resolved issue #6 (program crash when placing CC parts) -Added extra check for mousedown event during autosave operation which may cause crashes


- Resolved issue where saving multi-sheet DWG files created separate documents - Corrected app link to appstore - Fixed bug where Inventor would crash when "operations" interval coincided with the placement of a content center part


- Patched bug where save would skip if "Documentation Location" was selected and "Remove older than" was checked


- Added ability to restore files saved in LOD format - Added action trigger for save interval


- Created separate working threads to minimize crashes. - Added automatic updates - Added issue tracking - Fixed undo history being cleared after autosave - Resolve Issue #1


Fixed an issue with purchased apps not being recognized More log data recorded


Added retry process for failed save Fixed issue where save would not initialize on some machines


Initial Release


Added intermediate dirty flag to insulate the standard flag from improper overwrites Moved writing of save data to non-active document (previous method may have caused crashes) Added extra check to confirm idle state before initiating autosave
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