I am posting this again due to the fact that the first response I got was not detailed enough for what I am trying to do. I appreciate the help that Sam B offered, but I really need more in depth help. So, if anyone can respond, it would be greatly appreciated.
I am working in inventor 2013. It's been a while since I learned inventor and have not worked with it in a few years. Most of it has come back to me, but there are a few things that I can't figure out. I'm not even sure if the capabilities exist. I've tried searching the internet but I can't seem to find exactly what I'm looking for. So, if someone could answer these questions for me it would be much appreciated.
1. I want to be able to create a new "material" from a picture. Specifically from a piece of fabric that I have that has patterns on it. I'm not sure if I should turn the picture into a material or if is should use shrinkwrap or if there is something that I don't know about that would be a better option.
2. Is there any way to make opposite sides of a piece different colors? Example, if I build a wall, can I make one vertical face black and the opposite vertical face silver?
3. Is there a way to do a "flythrough" or "walkthrough?" I've heard of programs that let you create a path through your model and then have the camera follow the path. Does inventor have a similar capability?
4. Back to materials; what is the best way to change the appearance of multiple surfaces in a model? Is the bill of material the best place to do this? I was hoping that there would be a way to do one thing and have it change multiple pieces of the model. I know that with dimensions you can say that one dimension is always equal to another, but is there a similar function with appearance so that I could change the appearance of one piece instead of having to edit every single piece.
again, any help on any of these issues will be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance.
Much better to 'bump' your original post so that others (me included!) can see what responses have already been made. Or at least provide a link to that thread.
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