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tycospard
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Defining Surfaces and/or Materials, BOM

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01-24-2013 06:33 PM

NEWBIE

 

I have successfully opened a STEP file from our Engineering group and saved it away as an Inventor Assembly. I would like to define Materials and/or Surface finishes for all parts. Why wouldn't the Surfaces and Materials synchronize between the Styudio's Surface Creator and the BOM Materials Control in the Assembly area?

 

I have found the way to define a new Surface in the "Inventor Studio" Interface and saved it with a unique name. Now, I would like to assign that Surface as a Material to the parts in the assembly ... and of course I would like to define numerous other surfaces and materials for assignment to all the parts throughout the assembly. Finally, I would like these surfaces / materials to follow the model into Showcase for presentation purposes.

 

Can someone PLEASE point out a Tutorial or a well defined instruction set for this process?

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tycospard
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Registered: ‎01-21-2013
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Re: Defining Surfaces and/or Materials, BOM

01-25-2013 10:53 AM in reply to: tycospard

tycospard wrote:

NEWBIE

 

I have successfully opened a STEP file from our Engineering group and saved it away as an Inventor Assembly. I would like to define Materials and/or Surface finishes for all parts. Why wouldn't the Surfaces and Materials synchronize between the Styudio's Surface Creator and the BOM Materials Control in the Assembly area?

 

I have found the way to define a new Surface in the "Inventor Studio" Interface and saved it with a unique name. Now, I would like to assign that Surface as a Material to the parts in the assembly Did this by selecting the part from the Browser HIerarchy and choosing a Color Style in the Color Style Pull Down menu ... and of course I would like to define numerous other surfaces and materials for assignment to all the parts throughout the assembly. Finally, I would like these surfaces / materials to follow the model into Showcase for presentation purposes. This is not happening.

 

Also, when i check the BOM in Inventor - thinking the system's color / material styles and those I created - would be the Material listed for each part ... this is not the case. It remains a "Default" material. When i double-click the material to select a new material the Custom Material I created in the Color / Material Styles Editor IS NOT AVAILABLE. 

 

Can someone PLEASE point out a Tutorial or a well defined instruction set for the process of defining material / color styles that follow the part through the assembly sand BOM in Inventor then on to Showcase?


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