Exporting to Excel and Re-importing Material Table in ST6 with MaterialEditor...

Creator
Creator

  Well, I wanted to edit easily our Material.mtl file with Excel,

so I exported the Material file to Excel, made the changes and now

I Re-imported the Material file back into Solid Edge with the same utility.

(I did not remove anything from the original file, I only made

corrected some values that were wrong in the cells.)

 

Before making any changes, the Material.mtl file was 384Kb, and after Re-importing it into Solid Edge, the file size came down to 297Kb!!!

I also lost all the Material that appeared in this file before making the changes (except for 1).

 

I know there was a Patch Issued for the French version of Solid Edge, but I thought

it was inappropriate to patch my already Custom Material.mtl file. (As stated in the readme file)

 

"This patch addresses an issue that is specific to the French version of Solid Edge ST6:
PR 1952312 - Localized Material Table is delivered in English"

 

  So is it wrong to use the MaterialEditor on a French Material.mtl file?

Or should there be a correction for making it easier to edit this file outside SE for the French Version of SE?

Is there another alternative to Edit this file easily without loosing anything?

 

thanks

 

2 REPLIES

Re: Exporting to Excel and Re-importing Material Table in ST6 with MaterialEditor...

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi Denisg, 

 

Can you tell me which material utility you are referring to?

Re: Exporting to Excel and Re-importing Material Table in ST6 with MaterialEditor...

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Hi @Steyn_van_Lent

 

 

 

if You look onto the date of the original psot You will see that this was an older post from 3 years ago.

 

I think until ST7 there was no functionality for saving (export) and reading (import) the material date to or from an excel file.

 

So there was a macro within the Custom folder of SE with a small macro MaterialTableEditor.

This macro saved the MTL to an exel file (into /tmp)  where YOu were able to change values and date and read it back from there too.

 

The problem I remember here was a material with the name "-" (which was for no material or so) and this made problems when importing back.

 

Nowadays You can save and read excel directly.

I think the problem should not be there any more.

 



regards
Wolfgang