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c1fowler
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Registered: ‎06-29-2010
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Physical Properties

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06-29-2010 12:56 PM

Two questions.

 

Is there a way to add new materials to physical properties?

 

Is there a cloud feature in Inventor for drawings, or is that something that can only be done in Autocad Mechanical and Mechanical Desktop?

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yuhanzhang
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Re: Physical Properties

06-29-2010 08:00 PM in reply to: c1fowler

For #1 question, when you use the Materials.Add method to add a new material, the new material would be displayed on Physical properties tab.

 

For #2 question, yes we provide a Cloud feature in drawing via an addin(DrawingTools addin), you can get this feature after installing the UserTools.msi in SDK. You can find the UserTools.msi from below directory:

 

    XP:                X:\Program Files\Autodesk\[Inventor version]\SDK

    Vista/Win7:   X:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk\[Inventor version]\SDK\



Rocky Zhang
Inventor API
Manufacturing Solutions
Autodesk, Inc.

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ars7777777
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Re: Physical Properties

03-01-2011 01:33 PM in reply to: c1fowler

I am interested in aslo adding materials and thier properties for simulation purposes. However I can not find the method for adding them. I tried to search based on your reply of "Material.add" and thier were no results.

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yuhanzhang
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Re: Physical Properties

03-01-2011 05:53 PM in reply to: ars7777777

You can either use the Materials.Add or Material.Copy to create a new Material, and then modify its properties with proper values.

 

Hope this helps.



Rocky Zhang
Inventor API
Manufacturing Solutions
Autodesk, Inc.

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gandyo
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Re: Physical Properties

10-14-2011 01:34 PM in reply to: yuhanzhang

can you create a quick tutorial on this. I can't find the add material button. 

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yuhanzhang
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Re: Physical Properties

10-16-2011 07:09 PM in reply to: gandyo

If you mention a button,  I guess you want to add a new material through UI. You could do this as attached picture shows, on the Styles and Standard Editor, right click a material and choose New Style command, this would creae a copy material against the selected material, and you can rename it and modify the physical parameters with proper values.

 

Hope this helps.



Rocky Zhang
Inventor API
Manufacturing Solutions
Autodesk, Inc.

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