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kakaboo
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Registered: ‎12-06-2011
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Autodesk Material Library lost...

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01-27-2012 02:46 PM

Suddenly Inventor lost ability to access material library when tryin' to apply materials for realistic view. Basic library is still accessible, but advanced appearance fails with message: "!" Autodesk Material Library is not available. I swear it was available not long time ago...

 

How to guide Inventor again back on track? 

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Re: Autodesk Material Library lost...

02-17-2012 02:59 AM in reply to: kakaboo

had the same problem (with lost pictures/textures 'not available' in style editor); found solution at: 

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/Autodesk-Material-Library-is-not-available/td-p/3002...

 

"Figured it out, in the options under hardware switch from compatibilty to performance and the realistic and bump maps reappear, wierd, oh well it's fixed"

 

for me this worked.

 

andreas

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kakaboo
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Re: Autodesk Material Library lost...

02-17-2012 02:45 PM in reply to: kakaboo

Even more weird, in my case: having absolutely no clue I didn't do anything and the access to material library was miraculously restored later, without any warnings or reasons whatsoever. I can only guess that one of peripheral rendering applications (i.e. Showcase) - supplied in Autodesk Inventor Suite package - is messing with links.

 

Matthew.

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valerie
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Registered: ‎11-22-2011
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Re: Autodesk Material Library lost...

03-26-2012 05:43 AM in reply to: kakaboo

I think you're on to something about Showcase being involved.  My materials library became unavailable in IV just after I'd been using Showcase.  I hope mine mysteriously returns also. :cathappy:

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