Well maybe it won't work in MDT-2009. Or in our situation anyway.
It will work when the part is local in the assembly. If the part is an insertion of a component from outside the assembly it doesn't work. Seems no matter what I do to inserted components I cannot make the materials have their effect on the parts.
I guess I can go out back and blow my brains out so I won't still feel so aggravated and angry and frustrated.
Thanks for the help anyway - I'll try just about anything except all those translations in and out.
I have been using Accurender almost since it came out. I didn't try that yet - but will - for MDT-2009.
It is still hard to convince a customer - that I already convinced to dump Pro-E and use MDT - to buy even more stuff. Add to that the fact they are discontinuing MDT.
I am so angry I wish there was really something I could do. I would like to find a way to get them on MDT6. It works, and it is the only one I really use. I only use newer versions to open stuff from customers and vendors.
I've shy'd away from 2009 at this point. I'm still
I use material by layers so,.....
It's a bit of a drag to have to remember to switch
layers for different types of objects. If you don't you have to change them both
in the properties window and in the parts browser to make materials stick. That
way they will render regardless of if an assembly is active or not.
We originally purchased upgrades every other
release but when one of our engineers started using IV we went to a subscription
Bad point is if you read the Autodesk replies is
they will keep up activations for three years. What's going to happen after
that? No more installs even if you own the software. I'm not sure that's even
I have used MDT and Inventor though not for a very long time. However, in using both, I believe that MDT is not superior to Inventor. I have also talked with my colleagues who have used both for a significantly longer time than I have, and they also believe that Inventor is superior to MDT. To create a simple model and drawing in Inventor is far more user friendly and easier in Inventor than MDT.