AutoDesk Inventor Tutorials (Inventor Studio) – How to Migrate Material / Appearance Data (part 3)
Welcome back to our AutoDesk Inventor Tutorials (Inventor Studio) series on how to migrate material / appearance data from previous versions of AutoDesk Inventor. Once you get busy and proficient with designing, you’ll definitely want to save your custom materials and appearance settings and keep them once you upgrade to the next annual version of AutoDesk Inventor.
In my last post, I’d just finished discussing how to create a new library to which you’ll import your old design data. We’ve got Create New Library selected in the lower pane of the Material Styles Migration window. Then, we clicked on the Browse button and we get the Create Library window shown below:
Type in a file name for the library; it doesn’t have to already exist; Inventor will create this file for you. Then click Save. You’re taken back to the Material Styles Migration window where you click OK. If the following warning message appears, just click Accept. Inventor is just letting you know it had to change some of your file names.
So, the Material Browser remains open; if you expand the 2012ML node, you’ll see your library has indeed been successfully imported, hurray!
Now let’s do the same thing for the Appearance library. Get yourself back to the Quick Access toolbar at the top of the page, and click the Appearance Browser button. It’s easily recognizable as the rainbow-colored pie wheel, shown below:
Here’s the Appearance Browser, shown below. It looks just like the Material Browser. Click the downward-facing arrow beside the first button at the bottom left, and scroll down and select Migrate Inventor Styles.
We are taken back to the Material Styles Migration window. Under Migrate From click the Browse button. In the Browse for Folder window, browse for Inventor 2012 > Design Data. Then, click OK.
Now, let’s go to the bottom pane of the Material Styles Migration window, select Create New Library, and then click the Browse button. The Create Library window opens, as shown below. Type in the file name and click Save.
This concludes part 3 of our AutoDesk Inventor Tutorials (Inventor Studio) series; we’ll see you back in a day or two for part 4 of this tutorial. Thanks! Rosanna D www.video-tutorials.net
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