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dylan.rogers
Posts: 52
Registered: ‎12-02-2005
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Materials Library Migration for 2012 to 2013

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09-26-2012 04:22 AM

Could you tell me or give me a link to the proceedure to migrate the materials library.  I have a materials library that I created in 2012 and I would like to migrate it to 2013.

 

Dylan T. Rogers

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knowga
Posts: 64
Registered: ‎03-02-2006
Message 2 of 5 (747 Views)

Re: Materials Library Migration for 2012 to 2013

09-26-2012 05:09 AM in reply to: dylan.rogers

I need the same information too...

I normally used the style manager to copy across materials but there's no option for this now and I can't find anything anywhere that allows me to do a similar thing.

and Help...doesn't help...

 

regards


Gary 

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knowga
Posts: 64
Registered: ‎03-02-2006
Message 3 of 5 (742 Views)

Re: Materials Library Migration for 2012 to 2013

09-26-2012 05:36 AM in reply to: dylan.rogers

I found out how to do it...

 

Open a part in inventor 2013...

click on tools...

click on Material...

a pop-up window comes up...

bottom left hand corner click on the "creates opens and edits" icon...and select "migrate inventor styles"

this opens up another pop-up window where you select the existing (in my case 2011 design data/materials folder) location & destination folder (default as user/public).

I maintained the migrated info into the inventor library not the autodesk library...i'll soon find out if this is right or wrong.

 

this procedure was found here...

 

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Inventor/enu/2013/Help/1310-Autodesk1310/1364-Fundamen1364/1443-Materia...

 

look under style library migration

 

think this solves this post

 

regards

 

Gary 

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streharg
Posts: 69
Registered: ‎09-24-2012
Message 4 of 5 (737 Views)

Re: Materials Library Migration for 2012 to 2013

09-26-2012 05:46 AM in reply to: knowga

Just make sure you have sp1 installed before doing that!

SP1 fixes some issues with materials and apperiances.

Best thing is to copy library to design data/materials. And if you check your library file in windows as read only, it will be read only also in inventor.

 

Greg

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dave.anderson
Posts: 193
Registered: ‎10-25-2006
Message 5 of 5 (703 Views)

Re: Materials Library Migration for 2012 to 2013

09-28-2012 07:58 AM in reply to: streharg

Here's a link to an article in the Autodesk Inventor Blog on the topic as well: http://beinginventive.typepad.com/being-inventive/2011/05/style-library-migration.html



Dave Anderson
Premium Support Analyst – DLS Mechanical Design
Autodesk, Inc.


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