Important Updates Required to Avoid Interruption!
Autodesk® recently announced a security vulnerability for current single-user subscribers using 2014 - 2017 versions of certain products, as well as current release versions of some products that have cloud-connected features (such as Revit®.) A full list of products and year releases affected, as well as more information from Autodesk can be found here: Transport Layer Security (TLS): Updates Required to Maintain Software Access
NOTE: Customers using products or year releases NOT listed at the link above, and customers using perpetual licenses OR multi-user subscription licenses will NOT be affected by this issue.
Autodesk identified a vulnerability to man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks in Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0/1.1 that can compromise data exchanges. Because of this issue, Autodesk Identity Services will begin using Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2, effective August 3, 2019. After that time, Autodesk Identity Services will no longer support TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1, resulting in connectivity issues if action is not taken prior to August 3, 2019.
What Should You Do?
To avoid connectivity issues on or after August 3, 2019, you will need to do one of two things:
Which library are you using for the materials of your Autodesk® Inventor® Parts? Are you aware that the Autodesk® Material Library is also installed when Inventor is installed? If you have looked in that material library, you will have noticed it has a pretty exhaustive list of materials for you to use.
For example, where the Inventor® Material Library has just 11 grades of Aluminum, the Autodesk Material Library has 45 grades of aluminum. It also contains a wider variety of grades of Steel. An added benefit is that the Autodesk Material Library is a shared library among Inventor®, AutoCAD®, Revit®, and 3DS Max®, so using these materials will make transitioning between products easier. Here's a screenshot of the Material Library:
We suggest taking a look at the wider variety of materials available in the Autodesk® Material Library. If you like those materials, it is possible to set the Autodesk® Material Library as the active Material and/or Appearance Library in any Autodesk® Inventor® Project.
It is also possible to copy those materials to your Inventor® Material Library, or a custom Library, specific to your company’s standards.