Installing Autodesk Material Libraries

The Autodesk material libraries are shared libraries installed with Autodesk products such as Inventor, AutoCAD, Revit and 3ds Max.

NoteIf you uninstall or remove a library, the library is no longer available for any product. Uninstalling also means you will be unable to view or display drawings that have materials currently in them.

The Autodesk material libraries include the following:

If you uninstall the Base Image Library, and do not have the Medium Image Library installed, the lowest resolution library (Material Library) is used.

Reinstall Autodesk Material Libraries

If you uninstall or delete material libraries, you can reinstall them to regain visual style and color style functionality. You must reinstall the Material Library (CM) before the Base (ILL) and Medium (ILM) Libraries. The Windows installer log will be inaccessible if the libraries are not reinstalled in the recommended order.

To reinstall Autodesk Material Library 2011

To reinstall Autodesk Material Library 2011 Base Image Library

To reinstall the Autodesk Material Library 2011 Medium Image Library

  1. Insert the media. Select Install Products from the installation wizard.
  2. On the Select the Products to Install page, select Autodesk Material Library 2011 Medium Image Library, and then click Next.
  3. Review the Autodesk software license agreement. Click I Accept, and then click Next.
  4. On the User and Product Information page, enter your user information, serial number, and product key. Click Next.
  5. On the Begin Installation page, click Install.
  6. On the Installation Complete page, click Finish.