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DRudaz
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Style library migration 2012 to 2013

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05-05-2012 04:18 PM

Hi,

 

I have installed the 2013 version of Inventor Professional 2013 in French version.

 

I can't migrate the style library. When I open it on the utility to migrate the button migrate is grayed.

And in Inventor i can not activate this library. Inventor tell me that styles are missing.

 

any idea ? Bug or not

 

Regards

 

Dom

Hi All,

 

Try to rename Lighting.xml so it  is not available anymore, and restart the Migration manager.

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Carl_mgfx
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Re: Style library migration 2012 to 2013

05-07-2012 06:31 AM in reply to: DRudaz

Hi Dom

 

I am having this problem as well as some of my customers.  Hopefully someone can clear up if there is another way to do this, as it seems the normal way by using the Style Library Manager is not working.  Is there something we are missing?

Kind Regards
Carl van Rooyen
Application Engineer

Gigabyte Q1542, Win 7 Pro 64Bit, i5 - 3230M, 8 GB Ram
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pierre.masson
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Registered: ‎05-27-2010
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Re: Style library migration 2012 to 2013

05-08-2012 09:07 AM in reply to: Carl_mgfx

Hi All,

 

Try to rename Lighting.xml so it  is not available anymore, and restart the Migration manager.

Pierre Masson Product Support Specialist PS MFG EMEA Autodesk, Inc.
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DRudaz
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Re: Style library migration 2012 to 2013

05-08-2012 02:41 PM in reply to: pierre.masson

Hi Pierre,

 

All is ok. Thank's for your help.

 

Regards

 

Dom

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Carl_mgfx
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Re: Style library migration 2012 to 2013

05-10-2012 06:39 AM in reply to: DRudaz

Hi Pierre

 

Thanks for the fix.

 

I am however having problems bringing through Materials and colours.  I have used the "Migrate Inventor Styles" option in both the Material Browser and Appearance Browser.  This worked to create a new Library in each instance.  Although when I start a new part or close inventor and reopen a part, this Library is no longer available.  I have to open it every time.

 

Is there another way to Migrate the Material and Appearance styles to have them available in all existing and new parts?  Have I gone wrong somewhere?

Kind Regards
Carl van Rooyen
Application Engineer

Gigabyte Q1542, Win 7 Pro 64Bit, i5 - 3230M, 8 GB Ram
Intel HD Graphics with Nvidia GeForce 640M / 2GB and Optimus
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sbixler
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Re: Style library migration 2012 to 2013

05-11-2012 04:15 AM in reply to: Carl_mgfx

You will have to add the newly created libraries to the project you're using, I think.

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Carl_mgfx
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Re: Style library migration 2012 to 2013

05-11-2012 05:52 AM in reply to: sbixler

Hi Sam

 

Thanks for the reply.  Yes adding it to the active libraries for that project worked.  Although this is not the best workflow for a large firm with many designers and projects.

 

A work around we've found is to import the 2012 Material Library into the Material and Appearance Libraries of 2013 and then add the required or custom materials to the default Inventor 2013 library.  This may take a long time to do, but once done the libraries will not have to be linked to each project. 

 

 

Kind Regards
Carl van Rooyen
Application Engineer

Gigabyte Q1542, Win 7 Pro 64Bit, i5 - 3230M, 8 GB Ram
Intel HD Graphics with Nvidia GeForce 640M / 2GB and Optimus
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