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Importing material libraries from matweb

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by bill.baker on ‎06-13-2014 06:51 AM

I would like to see Inventor accept material libraries directly from external sources like MatWeb.  Their website indicates they exports for Autodesk Simulation products but not Inventor.  There are a whole lot more Inventor users out there.  A direct export would save the potential of hand-typing in each new material that a user wants to add to their custom library.  See clip from their website below:


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Solidworks users converting to Inventor look for this feature if they have used it in the past.  Many thanks for your consideration!

by *Expert Elite* on ‎06-25-2014 09:33 AM

I am all over this one.  Except I am not sure this is exclusively Autodesk Inventors problem.  MatWeb shares some of this as well.  I called MatWeb about 3 years ago and they said there were not any plans to make there materials convertible into Inventor.  Having been a former SW user, I would down load materials from here all the time.  Now, I just find the material and print out the spec sheet and create it.  Either way, I remember in SW even if the material was downloaded into SW format, there was still some cutting and pasting to get the new material into the existing SW material file.  So, not sure if there would be a faster way then what I described above I currently do, but I am open to listening.  :smileyhappy:

by Distinguished Contributor Generic on ‎09-15-2014 09:47 AM

This could be a huge selling point for Inventor if Autodesk would collaborate with the governing bodies out there.


How many of us re-invent the wheel by populating a custom material library with well documented industry standard materials?


I want an ASME Section II-D library, an ASTM libarary, and a werkstoff library for my European counterparts.

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