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?
There are 2 materials libraries
Autodesk: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Materials\2013
Inventor: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk\Inventor 2013\Design Data\Materials
MFG Support - Inventor
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Unfortunately not, you will have to add your custom adsklib file to each project file that needs access to it.
Inventor Quality Assurance Team