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Physical properties

Discussion in 'Using Alibre Design' started by beastro, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. beastro

    beastro Senior Member

    Excellent idea! I have to admit that over the years my project collection has become rather messy and future projects would benefit from that type of organisation.
  2. Lew_Merrick

    Lew_Merrick Alibre Super User

    Hi Berthold -- To be clear, my Spanish is nearly non-existant [Jola, dos litros cervesa por favor.] and, as with most Americans English is my only fluency. However, should it help you, I would be happy to do a GoToMeeting with you and show you my approach. I am located in a GMT-7 time zone (i.e. US Pacific Time Zone). I am typically "awake & human" between 1400 GMT and 0400 GMT. If there is a time & date that would work for you e-mail it to me at tangent@olympus.net and I will set-up an invite for you. -- Lew
  3. beastro

    beastro Senior Member

    Hi Lew,

    That is very kind of you, thank you very much! I am in a middle of a project right now and I'll be grateful to take you up on your offer in case I hit some more walls along the way.
    In the mean time, I will adopt your system of keeping a tight data vault of the recurring parts and fasteners.

    Kind regards
  4. Lew_Merrick

    Lew_Merrick Alibre Super User

    Hi Berthold -- Non-problem. My e-mail is "up" as long as I am. I have done GoToMeeting's with people (pretty much) around the globe and, other than (shall we say) "language issues," I have only has "problems" in areas with poor internet connections. -- Lew
  5. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User Staff Member

    Note to users of Stefan's script to change material.

    Going forward (v22), the material name that is set MUST match a name in the materials libraries. It will no longer be possible to independently set density (that will be taken from the material library). Script doesn't yet have the ability to query the materials library to either offer options, or to check validity of typed entries.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2020 at 6:12 AM
  6. idslk

    idslk Alibre Super User

    Hello David,

    nice warning.
    The script checks the Version of Alibre and the Version of the script engine and will give you an appropiate warning if you will run it on a different version!
    The next is, that the material access is already mentioned in This post...
    So if V22 will be released sometime in the future...i've said, that i'm going to look on it.

  7. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User Staff Member

    Stefan - the warning wasn't meant as a criticism.

    I've tried out your script in v22 - materials assignment does work, as long as the name matches an available library material.
    Yes I saw the warnings about version, there's still useful stuff that I can 'borrow' from the script, and use in v22.

    The density setting attempt gives an error now.
  8. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User Staff Member


    Just had confirmation - Script will be updated to be able to query the materials library - but not for v22.
  9. idslk

    idslk Alibre Super User

    Interesting information.
    Thank you, David.

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