screenGrab

screenGrab

Win64, English

COOLORANGE
Simple screen capture utility for Autodesk® Inventor®

General Usage Instructions

When you run the Screenshot command, a dialog will appear. This dialog provides you with the selection options and settings. It also displays a preview of the screenshot.

The screen will be captured according to the selection options and converted to a relevant bitmap.

You have options to save the bitmap to the clipboard to a file or send it directly to a printer.

When choosing the "Application" or "Document" option, the limits of the screenshot will be calculated automatically. When using the "Window" option, the user needs to select a region of the screen.

 

Selection Options

|_Document: capture the active Inventor document window

|_Application: capture the entire Inventor application window

|_Window: select a region to capture using "Window<"

 

Settings:

|_Background

| |_Normal: the current background color is used

| |_White: the background is forced to white

|_Foreground

| |_Normal: the current background color is used

| |_Black: the foreground is forced to white 

|_Grayscale

|_Off: do not convert the image to grayscale

|_On: convert the entire image to grayscale

 

The settings for each option are maintained to allow quick capture of commonly required images.

When settings are changed that require the bitmap to be re-generated a progress dialog will be displayed.

The output location causes the resultant image to be placed on the clipboard, saved to a file or sent to the printer.

"Save Screenshot" will cause the image to be saved to the selected output location(s).

"Exit" will cause the dialog to close.

Screenshots

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

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 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), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system.

Additional Information

IMPORTANT: coolOrange will not further develop the app or provide new versions for newer Inventor versions. screenGrab for Inventor 2020 is the last version, which is published. We reserve the right to remove the App from the Autodesk App Store at any time.

You can find the source code for screenGrab on a public GitHub repository: https://github.com/coolOrangeLabs/inventor-screen-grab

Known Issues

The tool simply captures the graphics via the screen's display buffer: if unwanted application windows are obscuring the image, in some way, then this may need additional handling. The tool will also capture Inventor's navigation aids, such as the ViewCube. These can be turned off manually via the Application settings, if needed, but are not currently hidden automatically by the plugin. If graphics from the Screenshot dialog are included in the capture, it's possible to adjust the delay used by the tool to avoid such a situation. Open the "Screenshot.dll.config" file installed with the plugin into a text editor and adjust the delayTime setting, as appropriate (the default value is 500ms).

Contact

Company Name: COOLORANGE
Company URL: www.coolorange.com
Support Contact: support@coolorange.com

Author/Company Information

COOLORANGE

Support Information

Email us at support@coolorange.com with questions, feedback or requests for enhancements.

More information about the coolOrange screeGrab you will find at: https://coolorange.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/SCREEN/overview

Version History

Version Number Version Description

19.0.5

Support for Inventor 2020 Note: coolOrange will not further develop the app or provide new versions for newer Inventor versions. screenGrab for Inventor 2020 is the last version, which is published here. We reserve the right to remove the App from the Autodesk App Store at any time. You can find the source code for screenGrab on a public GitHub repository: https://github.com/coolOrangeLabs/inventor-screen-grab
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