Inventor General Discussion

Inventor General Discussion

Reply
Distinguished Contributor
Orest_iy
Posts: 317
Registered: ‎03-22-2008
Message 1 of 14 (855 Views)
Accepted Solution

I cannot delete the unused Material in the Material Editor

855 Views, 13 Replies
11-02-2013 07:44 AM

I can delete every unused material except one in the Material Editor.

I am trying to make the custom Material library and somehow

I have got the Material I cannot delete.

http://screencast.com/t/DgJBgZvLVSuw

Please advise something wrong with this material?

Orest_iy,

 

You need to set the part to something like generic with a default appearance.

Save your file.

Then go to the manage tab and use purge to remove then from your document.

You may still then need to remove a leftover appearnace.

 

Please try this and let me know if this does or does not work.

 

 

*Expert Elite*
blair
Posts: 4,316
Registered: ‎11-13-2006
Message 2 of 14 (839 Views)

Re: I cannot delete the unused Material in the Material Editor

11-02-2013 10:25 AM in reply to: Orest_iy

Is the "Appearance" being using in the current open document? You can't delete a item that is being used in the current opened document.

Did you find this reply helpful ? If so please use the Accept as Solution or Kudos button below.

IV2015 SP1 PDSU / Sim Mech 2015 r1 /
Win7-64
EVGA X79 - Classified, iCore7 3930k 32Gb Quad-Channel
950Gb (2 x 500Gb Sata III SSD RAID0 Adaptec 6805E Controller)
Nvidia GTX-690 Classified - 344.60
SpacePilot Pro 3.06.109
Delta Tau Chi ΔΤΧ
Distinguished Contributor
Orest_iy
Posts: 317
Registered: ‎03-22-2008
Message 3 of 14 (832 Views)

Re: I cannot delete the unused Material in the Material Editor

11-02-2013 12:13 PM in reply to: blair

No, this not deleteable part uses different appearance.

Current part uses another Material with different appereance and physical properties.

As you can see from video I can delete not used Material.

I even cannot assign this problematic Material to the part.

http://screencast.com/t/Av5OAnx7gM

*Expert Elite*
blair
Posts: 4,316
Registered: ‎11-13-2006
Message 4 of 14 (816 Views)

Re: I cannot delete the unused Material in the Material Editor

11-02-2013 05:00 PM in reply to: Orest_iy

Try using the "Clear Appearance Overrides" and see it that helps to delete the "Appearance" item. If it's not used it should be able to be deleted from the "Current" folder.

 

You may need to close the assembly and re-open it.

Did you find this reply helpful ? If so please use the Accept as Solution or Kudos button below.

IV2015 SP1 PDSU / Sim Mech 2015 r1 /
Win7-64
EVGA X79 - Classified, iCore7 3930k 32Gb Quad-Channel
950Gb (2 x 500Gb Sata III SSD RAID0 Adaptec 6805E Controller)
Nvidia GTX-690 Classified - 344.60
SpacePilot Pro 3.06.109
Delta Tau Chi ΔΤΧ
Distinguished Contributor
Orest_iy
Posts: 317
Registered: ‎03-22-2008
Message 5 of 14 (808 Views)

Re: I cannot delete the unused Material in the Material Editor

11-03-2013 01:22 AM in reply to: blair

This parts has no any overrides.

This material has a copy in the Material list but no chance to delete it, see picture attached.

I did all possible ways except probably a spell exile dancing but seems like it a permanent problem.

 

 

*Expert Elite*
blair
Posts: 4,316
Registered: ‎11-13-2006
Message 6 of 14 (795 Views)

Re: I cannot delete the unused Material in the Material Editor

11-03-2013 08:10 AM in reply to: Orest_iy

Can you delete other items in your Library?

 

Could somehow been corrupt when it was created.

Did you find this reply helpful ? If so please use the Accept as Solution or Kudos button below.

IV2015 SP1 PDSU / Sim Mech 2015 r1 /
Win7-64
EVGA X79 - Classified, iCore7 3930k 32Gb Quad-Channel
950Gb (2 x 500Gb Sata III SSD RAID0 Adaptec 6805E Controller)
Nvidia GTX-690 Classified - 344.60
SpacePilot Pro 3.06.109
Delta Tau Chi ΔΤΧ
Distinguished Contributor
Orest_iy
Posts: 317
Registered: ‎03-22-2008
Message 7 of 14 (787 Views)

Re: I cannot delete the unused Material in the Material Editor

11-03-2013 09:41 AM in reply to: blair

Yes I can add others and delete when not used. Seems it some sort of corruption.

It is just one file and so far not repeated problem nevertheless I am creating the own library. Inventor had crashed just three times so far but compare to 2013 it going much and much better. I could not make own library in 2013 at all due to enormous amount of crashes and errors and jumped to 2014 from 2012.

*Expert Elite*
blair
Posts: 4,316
Registered: ‎11-13-2006
Message 8 of 14 (777 Views)

Re: I cannot delete the unused Material in the Material Editor

11-03-2013 08:14 PM in reply to: Orest_iy

Make sure you have installed all the SP's and Fixes

Did you find this reply helpful ? If so please use the Accept as Solution or Kudos button below.

IV2015 SP1 PDSU / Sim Mech 2015 r1 /
Win7-64
EVGA X79 - Classified, iCore7 3930k 32Gb Quad-Channel
950Gb (2 x 500Gb Sata III SSD RAID0 Adaptec 6805E Controller)
Nvidia GTX-690 Classified - 344.60
SpacePilot Pro 3.06.109
Delta Tau Chi ΔΤΧ
Distinguished Contributor
Orest_iy
Posts: 317
Registered: ‎03-22-2008
Message 9 of 14 (769 Views)

Re: I cannot delete the unused Material in the Material Editor

11-04-2013 12:57 AM in reply to: blair

I started 2014 just because the SP was issued. I have toooo sad experience with 2013 I started right I receive it. Of course I have SP and several more updates installed.

Product Support
bob.holland
Posts: 385
Registered: ‎02-15-2013
Message 10 of 14 (755 Views)

Re: I cannot delete the unused Material in the Material Editor

11-04-2013 03:48 PM in reply to: Orest_iy

Orest_iy,

 

Can you please post your file or private message me with it so that I can take a look at it.

 

Thank you.



Bob Holland


Post to the Community

Have questions about Autodesk products? Ask the community.

New Post
Announcements
Are You Going To Be @ AU 2014? Feel free to drop by our AU topic post and share your plans, plug a class that you're teaching, or simply check out who else from the community might be in attendance. Ohh and don't forgot to stop by the Autodesk Help | Learn | Collaborate booths in the Exhibit Hall and meet our community team if you get a chance!