AutoCAD Inventor :: Storing Custom Material Image?
Aug 27, 2012
Where the proper location to store custom images for new custom materials? We do not use vault and I currently store everything locally. I found where Inventor stores all of the material library images in C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesAutodesk SharedMaterialsTextures. In that "Textures" folder there are Inventor material images stored in folders named "1","2 "and "3". Should I paste my custom image in all three folders, or a completely different location? I need Inventor to find this material and image for every new project so I save it to my library but I do not know where to store the image.
When inserting a content center part for which we have to choose a material, we would like to have a custom material as a default (material with name: "No material selected"). So when selecting no material for this part (for example when the user forgets to select a specific material), the default material (in this case material "No material selected") will be active. In this way, we can see in one view across the BOM which parts have no material assigned yet.
How can this be achieved in the content center (editor)?
Product Design Suite 2014 Inventor 2014, Vault 2014 HP Workstation Z220 Intel Xeon 3.4GHz 16GB RAM Nvidia Quadro 4000 Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
I have gone thru what appears to be the correct steps in creating a custom material library a total of 3 times.
Once I finish customizing the library while in Inventor, I add it to my project file and make it the "active" library. I test it with each of my part & assembly templates on my local machine without an issue. When I log into another work station, locate and add the new library to their project file Inventor gives me a "no materials found". So I go back to my machine to check and the library is no longer valid for me either.
I can see the library on the server, the file size is 3.6MB so it has substance. I cannot figure out what I am doing that is causing the library from locking up completely when I try to use it with another work station. Also, if any way to make my library usable again that would save me about 8 hours of work.
all of our stations use the "generic.ipj" project file.
I've made my own material library containing a short list of materials from the Inventor default library. And I have set my Project ipj to use it as the default library. All works OK. But, every time I make a new project ipj I have to go find my custom library adsklib file to add it to the project. Is there a certain folder the adsklib file need to live in so that new projects will pick it up automatically?
I am looking for ways to add actual custom materials - not (just) in appearance, but in actual material properties (elasticity, etc). I have looked at wiki and searched this forum (and others) but I haven't been able to find anything of the sort... but the properties of the few aluminium alloys available are not those that we use... besides that we need them at specific temperature ranges (and honestly, I haven't been able to find any temperature controls in the FEA yet either.) And.. is there a more direct, faster, way to assign materials then [big I Pro button] > iPropperties > Physical? Right click on the solid and selecting "material" seems so much more ideal.
When I implemented Inventor Pro 2013 I added all our custom materials to the Inventor Material Library. This library is not local but on a shared network drive that everyone in my company can access.You can clearly see that it is not locked and is write enabled. I dragged the local material to the library and I shows up in the library. When I close and exit Inventor and re-open, it is no longer available.
You can clearly see by my screen capture that the new material was added to the library. Why isn't is updating the library?
I have managed our Inventor styles and libraries for Inventor since 2003 (R5) and I never had as much problems getting my mind to wrap around this new appearances change that Autodesk has made. I have wasted 4 hours this morning trying to add a simple custom material to my library and I cannot.
I need to create and maintain a library of hole features of varying shapes and sizes (there will only be around 10 variations). The goal is to be able to programmatically retrieve a feature and then place it in the current part. Ideally I would like to be able to assign each an ID to each feature that I can use to programmatically retrieve it.
My first thought on how to achieve this is to have one master part file that contains all of the features. When I need one I can open that file and somehow copy the appropriate feature and then place it in the target file.
Or maybe it would be better to save each feature in its own part file? I'm not so much looking for code as much as general guidance on whether either of these approaches sound reasonable. Maybe there is a better way to programmatically store and retrieve features from a library?
Im trying to load up custom textures in the material library in revit 13..And Im having a hell of a time trying to load them into the editor. What are the required steps in order to load and edit custom textures in the material editor in Revit 13.
I am trying to throw a screen shot up onto a TV model to make my rendering more fun and I can't get it to work right!!!
I duplicated one of the standard plastic materials in Revit's lib and replaced the color with a cutom image (first tried jpg then png). I had to tweak the transforms to get it to fit the screen. Looks great in the camera view but when I render the transforms are off.
I am trying to take a custom counter I created as a family and have it show a material in my project. It seems that no matter how I apply the material parameter to the family type object, type or instanced, the material does not change in the project when I apply any new material. I have opened up other countertops I have used from the Revit Default Casework Family and I can't seem to find a difference in the setup between mine and Revit. I wanted to use an instanced parameter so I can change the material per room where the object is used.
When using Inventor with Vault, we have a problem when categorizing custom content center parts in Vault. In short, custom content center parts are incorrectly categorized as "Content Center" and automatically released - as there is no property that we can use to identify these files.
I need iLogic code to trigger when custom content center files are created/saved, wich adds the following custom iproperty "IsCustomContentCenter=True".
I am trying to create custom Materials in Inventor 2013. I have been able to create the custom appearances I want use on the materials and store them in the Inventor Materials Library.
After creating the custom appearance, Ive created new materials. When I try to change to new material appearance from default to my custom appearance, upon hitting the 'apply' button I get an error message which reads, 'failed to updated style'.
What are 3 types of paths that can be used for storing an xref? when inserting an xref, how does the Overlay option differ from the Attach option? can xref drawings be scaled, rotated, or positioned at any desired location?
While in my AutoCad drawing, I need to be able to select cells in an Excel database and use them as variables to create a drawing. I've looked on the Internet and have found some bits and pieces of code for particular uses, but what I'm looking for is the methodology, or some training/examples on working with Excel and AutoCad using VB.net.
I'm rendering an equipment shelter that sits atop a gravel pad. I've picked the "Gravel Crushed" material, and it looks OK, but I'd like to be able to scale the material so it isn't so "fine". I'd like it to be more coarse.
Any example code of creating material from image file including the setting of parameters like seen in the materials dialog. I need to set the rotation angle along with the U/V tile and U/V offsets at the same time. This example shows part but does not do rotation.
I am trying to make the image fit a rotated face that is usually of the same proportions as the image.
Well this is not strictly an InDesign issue, but I'm counting on the aggregated knowledge and experience of all you typesetters here.So, what would be the best way of storing manuscripts? Text files, perhaps? What about formatting; markup language? How publishers archive them?