AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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serverius
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materials gone...?!? between version 2011 and 2012

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06-22-2011 12:53 AM

Hey Everybody,

 

I have a problem in autocad 2012 with my materials.

We just switched from 2011 to version 2012 (64bit on win7) and when i open files that contain materials they just dont show up. If i open the file under autocad 2011 it works fine, and under version 2012 they are gone.

For some strange reason the texture still exists in my material library and even the thumbnail is perfect, it just forgets the location of the texture file and the mapping for this file. This really is bit of a problem for me since every drawing we have contains several of these blocks with materials. The texture map search path is also ok, i defined it in the options like in version 2011 still it will not work.

 

Any help regarding this problem would be very nice.

 

Kind regards,

 

Jimmy

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luconceicao
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Re: materials gone...?!? between version 2011 and 2012

06-22-2011 09:10 AM in reply to: serverius

Hi Jimmy,

 

Can you see any materials in the Material Browser (MATERIALS command)?

Did you use custom materials or the ones that come with AutoCAD?

Did you have a beta version of AutoCAD 2012 installed?

Did you install any material library in AutoCAD 2012?

 

Cheers,

Luciane

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serverius
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Re: materials gone...?!? between version 2011 and 2012

06-23-2011 02:27 AM in reply to: luconceicao

Hi Luciane,

 

Can you see any materials in the Material Browser (MATERIALS command)?

- Yes, when i open a file with my custom materials, they show up under the materials browser, even the small thumbnail is ok, only i need to redefine the location and mapping of the texture file.

Did you use custom materials or the ones that come with AutoCAD?

- These are custom materials

Did you have a beta version of AutoCAD 2012 installed?

- No it's the full version (64bit, installed on windows 7 pro)

Did you install any material library in AutoCAD 2012?

- Yes, i downloaded and installed the materials library under 2012

 

Kind regards,

Jimmy

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luconceicao
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Registered: ‎11-07-2007
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Re: materials gone...?!? between version 2011 and 2012

06-23-2011 09:07 AM in reply to: serverius

Hi Jimmy,

 

I think it is a good idea to make a copy of your custom material library as I just read in the readme:

 

"User libraries created in AutoCAD 2011 and edited in AutoCAD 2012 are not supported in AutoCAD 2011. The materials from the modified user libraries can only be used in AutoCAD 2012."

 

Try copying the textures to a different folder and add it to the Support path and the Texture Maps paths in Options.

 

If this does not help, I'd try creating a new Windows user with administrator rights (local), log into this new account, run AutoCAD 2012 and do not migrate any settings from previous version (click Cancel), then start the program.

Check where the materials are (the Texture Maps path in Options) and add your custom materials and textures to a subfolder, perhaps.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Cheers,

Luciane

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