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.
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this file might help.
You are not alone-- migrating and updating a custom M & A library has taken me six months, with constant issues as you describe. It seems to be working now, but I don't expect that to last...
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Inventor Professional 2013 SP1.1 Update 1
Windows XP Pro 32-bit, SP3
HP EliteBook 8730w; 4 GB RAM; Core™ 2 Duo T9400 2.53 GHz; Quadro FX2700M
SpaceExplorer/SpaceNavigator NB, driver 3.7.18
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Thanks for your help gentlemen. Apparently you need to have everyone out of Inventor so nobody is accessing the material libraries in order for the change to take place. I waited until everyone went home and added the local material to the Inventor Material Library and now it appear for everyone.
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