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Garren1013
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"The following style definitions..." issue, please help.

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01-30-2013 07:29 AM

I am outright confused over this entire Material and Appearance library fiasco.  I don't know what's going on or how to fix it but every time I open a template I get and error message saying, "The following style definitions C:\my pathway differ from the definitions in the style library..."  Then it lists things like Color: Aluminum - Flat, Color: Blue - Wall Paint - Glossy, etc etc.

 

I cannot seem to fix this or get it to go away, it's driving me insane and it does it with any and all of my templates.  What do I do to fix this?

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sbixler
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Re: "The following style definitions..." issue, please help.

01-30-2013 09:39 AM in reply to: Garren1013

Open your template, purge materials and appearances that aren't used, then update from the library.  Save.

 

That is, use the Purge Styles tool to get rid of unneeded M&A from the file, then make sure that the ones left in the file match your libraries.

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Re: "The following style definitions..." issue, please help.

01-30-2013 01:53 PM in reply to: sbixler

After purging styles, I hit update but nothing is there to update.  What do I do now?

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Re: "The following style definitions..." issue, please help.

01-30-2013 02:38 PM in reply to: Garren1013

I think you've taken care of it.  Now when you use this template to create a new part, there shouldn't be any mismatch.

 

Sounds as if your template had a bunch of materials and appearances that were not being used, and that didn't match the library.  So, you got rid of the unused ones, and whatever is left matches the library, so you should be ready to use it without the annoying message.

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Re: "The following style definitions..." issue, please help.

01-31-2013 05:46 AM in reply to: sbixler

I am still getting the same message.

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Re: "The following style definitions..." issue, please help.

01-31-2013 05:54 AM in reply to: Garren1013

Are you using the same M&A libraries when you edit the template?  If so, I have no idea how this could happen.

Sam B
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Re: "The following style definitions..." issue, please help.

01-31-2013 06:04 AM in reply to: sbixler

I dunno, how do I find that out?

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pbrooke
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Re: "The following style definitions..." issue, please help.

01-31-2013 07:00 AM in reply to: Garren1013

Check in projects and make sure your style library is set to read-write.

 

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Re: "The following style definitions..." issue, please help.

01-31-2013 07:05 AM in reply to: Garren1013

OK, I just noticed your signature.  Disregard most of what I've written about Materials & Appearances, because that's all new in 2013.

 

In 2012 (and earlier versions), the Materials and Colors are part of the Styles Library.  The SL is what the Design Data file path points to.  So, in your .ipj file, under Folder Options, what is Design Data set to?

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Re: "The following style definitions..." issue, please help.

01-31-2013 07:22 AM in reply to: sbixler

I'm sorry, I do have the 2013 version, just got it recently and I didn't change my sig.

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