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Physical properties notation

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10-17-2012 06:40 AM

I have some issues with the notation for physical properties in the Inventor 2013 material editor.

 

Instead of displaying the obvious first choice metric SI notation kg/m^3 or something similar it display a self made? and awkward N*s^2/mm^4. I don't want this notation. How can I change to something more user friendly? It can be a bit hard to distinguish if a material have 0.00000000001 N*s^2/mm^4 or 0.0000000001 N*s^2/mm^4.

 

The document properties "units" folder have mm, seconds, degree and kilogram as default. 

 

Running Inventor suite SP1.1 on 64bit vista.

 

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ChrisMitchell01
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Re: Physical properties notation

10-17-2012 05:42 PM in reply to: Bpom

Down at the bottom left of the material or appearance browser/editor there is an option to set the units of display for physical properties. The units of display for materials/appearances are now unrelated to your document settings.


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Chris



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Bpom
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Re: Physical properties notation

10-17-2012 11:13 PM in reply to: ChrisMitchell01

Thanks, that did do the trick  :smileyhappy:

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tommy-z
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Re: Physical properties notation

01-24-2013 04:22 AM in reply to: Bpom

Anyone who knows how to get the previous Materials Editor back?

 

Tried, unsuccessfully, to add a new material.

 

The functionality of the new and 'improved' materials handling is totally beyond me, I simply do not get it :-(

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Re: Physical properties notation

01-24-2013 04:25 AM in reply to: tommy-z

And, the button (or whatever it's called) which Chris Mitchell speaks about, allowing change of the units of the Materials Editor, does not appear to be part of my installation.

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LT.Rusty
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Re: Physical properties notation

01-24-2013 07:37 AM in reply to: tommy-z

It's in a REALLY counterintuitive location.  It's on the material browser window, not the material editor.  Click the pulldown that looks like a little gear, then you'll find what you're looking for.

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Physical properties notation

01-25-2013 12:34 AM in reply to: LT.Rusty

Thanks, I found it, in the - like you said - counterintuitive location.

 

The whole new materials thing is extremely counterintuitive, I find.

 

Another 'funny' observation: When entering the density of an insulation material, which is: 80 kg/m³ the wonderful application 'corrects' that to: 8,000E+01 kg/m³!?

 

Talk about counterintuitive :-)

 

 

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