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Lance_White
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Custom Mat Library Size

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10-30-2012 05:23 AM

Is there some reason my 2013 custom material library size is so big. I have a 16 different appearances and 35 different physical properties  with a total of 71 separate materials and then file is nearly 3 megs. 99% of the appearances and physical props are Inventor standard.

 

The default Inventor Library with considerably more information is WAY smaller.

 

So what's going on, am i just building the library wrong?

 

I also have a different library that is over 21 megs, it contains a number of different materials that is comperable to the default Inventor one but again only 16 appearances and 35 phsical props. It's completly unusable.


Lance W.
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Re: Custom Mat Library Size

10-30-2012 06:27 AM in reply to: Lance_White

BTW adding the 71 materials to the Default Inventor Material Library adds less than 100 k to it.


Lance W.
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Xun.Zhang
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Re: Custom Mat Library Size

10-30-2012 11:17 PM in reply to: Lance_White

Hi Lance_White,

 

Could you show more detail for us about your steps for  building up your library? As I know, there are three common workflows for build up a library, I listed below.

1. Migrate xml file to new library?

2. Migrate xml file to exist library?

3. Add assets from other library?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 



Xun Zhang
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Autodesk, Inc.
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Re: Custom Mat Library Size

10-31-2012 04:30 AM in reply to: Xun.Zhang

Migrating the materials to either a new or existing library causes the same issue.

 

I have also tried migrateing the materials and putting them in a file then saving/drag-and dropping them into a new library, same thing.

 

I haven't tried just recreating the materials from scratch, I planned on doing that today.

 

*edit* Just tried recreating them,  after adding 8 materials (3 physical properties and 2 appearances) the file was 428kb. Since that is close to 3 time the size of the Inventor Lib I stopped.


Lance W.
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Re: Custom Mat Library Size

10-31-2012 07:23 AM in reply to: Lance_White

This is ridiculous, I can't create a custom library because the file size makes it unusable and I can't add the the Inventor Library because they lose the material and appearance properties.

 

Oh, and lots of materials/appearances are still adding the (1), etc in SP 1.1.


Lance W.
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Message 6 of 9 (189 Views)

Re: Custom Mat Library Size

10-31-2012 07:27 PM in reply to: Lance_White

Hi Lance_White,

 

I've tried in my side for the three different workflow:

Workflow 1: Migrate xml to a new library, then the size is 96.2 KB,

Workflow 2: Create a new library, then migrate to the new library, and the size is 101KB.

Workflow 3: Create a new library, open workflow 1 library, add all assets to the new library which created for workflow 3, then the size is 211 KB, 2 times bigger then workflow 1 or 2.

 

I think it's a pronlem with the size, thanks for your report and I submit it to our defect system for tracking.

If you have any update, please share with us. thanks again.



Xun Zhang
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Inventor Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.
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Re: Custom Mat Library Size

11-01-2012 06:09 AM in reply to: Lance_White

Thanks.


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Re: Custom Mat Library Size

11-05-2012 10:39 AM in reply to: Xun.Zhang

A quick follow up, when there are no categories the file is is significantly smaller. For instance with two categories and 70 or so materials the file is close to 3 megs. With the exact same materials but no categories the file size is 533 kb. Still a lot bigger but usable.

 


Lance W.
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Re: Custom Mat Library Size

11-05-2012 04:51 PM in reply to: Lance_White

Thanks for your great update, I'll follow up about size increase issue around catagory added.



Xun Zhang
Software QA Engineer
Inventor Quality Assurance Team
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