So we switched to Inventor 2013 last month and everything is OK (crashes a lot) except for our Content Center. If we place a Content Center component that has been placed before, it places it with a "default" material. If it is a Content Center component that has never been placed before, it has material set as "hardware" as it should. I followed the directions when I imported my 2012 custom library into 2013, but it appears I went wrong somewhere. This whole appearances thing is really getting on my nerves...
Another related problem: when generating parts lists in an IDW, the Content Center parts that are "default" material end up having a 100-ish charicter long gibberish in the material field.
If I attempt to Refresh out-of-date standard parts, the pop-up window shows "failed" on all parts. Looking in the log file, it shows "unable to set material" as the reason. (see picture)
Any help here would be great. I NEED all content center files to have material set as "Hardware".