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chrishutchinson6900
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Inventor 2013 Custom Materials Library Creation

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04-24-2012 12:45 PM

Is there a good source of material mechanical properties on the internet?  I have been creating a custom material library with the materials I normally use and I've just been duplicating a material from the supplied libraries to create mine with a name change only.  I'd like to include the correct mechanical properties if I could find a source of information that has all the properties in the format that the Inventor 2013 materials editor requires.

 

Thanks,

Chris Hutchinson

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Curtis_Waguespack
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Re: Inventor 2013 Custom Materials Library Creation

04-24-2012 12:52 PM in reply to: chrishutchinson6900

Hi chrishutchinson6900,

 

Here is one source:

http://www.matweb.com/

 

I hope this helps.
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Re: Inventor 2013 Custom Materials Library Creation

04-24-2012 01:30 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

matweb is the best I've found.. I use it all the time.. Be prepared to do some annoying math to get the correct units for Inventor.

I wish Inventor had more of a dropdown next to each value allowing you to enter any of the common unit formats and it would do the conversion for you..

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Re: Inventor 2013 Custom Materials Library Creation

04-25-2012 10:25 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

I use convert.exe

http://wscope.com/convert.htm

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mrattray
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Re: Inventor 2013 Custom Materials Library Creation

04-25-2012 10:43 AM in reply to: RayFeiler

I typicaly just use google. It's quite capable for most common math and conversions. I downloaded you converter though, it looks useful.

 

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streharg
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Registered: ‎09-24-2012
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Re: Inventor 2013 Custom Materials Library Creation

09-25-2012 03:13 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

For that purpose, you can change units for whole material library, then edit it, and change units back. You can do that in material library bottom left options.

 

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