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djreesing
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2013 Material physical properties - units

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10-19-2012 12:03 AM

Hi there,

 

I've just noticed that when I view/edit the physical properties of a material, the units are not in metric/iso format. I'm certain that a couple of months ago when I added some materials to the library, they were in metric/iso format. Is this a setting somewhere? or has this changed since SP1.1?

 

physical properties.jpg

 

Can someone confirm this, or am I the only one who has this issue?

 

Best regards,

Daniël Reesing

Inventor 2013 Pro SP1.1

In the lower left corner of the Material browser you will find this menu:

Material Units.PNG

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sbixler
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Re: 2013 Material physical properties - units

10-19-2012 03:46 AM in reply to: djreesing

In the lower left corner of the Material browser you will find this menu:

Material Units.PNG

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djreesing
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Re: 2013 Material physical properties - units

10-19-2012 03:47 AM in reply to: djreesing

Found the solution myself already. At the bottom left corner of the material browser there is an option 'Set Display Units' (see image below).

 

units.jpg

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djreesing
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Re: 2013 Material physical properties - units

10-19-2012 03:48 AM in reply to: sbixler

You were just a second ahead of me :smileywink:

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JohnK_TEDCF
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Re: 2013 Material physical properties - units

10-19-2012 07:21 AM in reply to: djreesing

One thing to remember when changing the Display Units, is that it applies that change to the entire library and not just that material.  This may or may not be an issue for you.  Just a heads up!

John Koop
Software Engineer/ Inventor Specialist
TEDCF Publishing
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