Is there a way to get the appearance of perforation on a sheet metal tube without
having to create each and every hole? Looking for an appearance to drag onto the surface.
Kind of like when you make a part look like it is made of brick. It being just an image on the model surface.
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If you look in colors list you will find a Perforated Metal 01 style... thats it?
Ding, Ding, Ding.....
That is it!!! Thank you. I did look there but my eyes didn't catch that.
Where can i send the bill? Joke
I have one more question. While this perferation looks great in the model
how do you get it to show up in the drawing short of changing the view to shaded?
Is there a way?
That's the big disadvantage of using the image rather than model features. I think that is not possible see in the image without being shaded view.
Autodesk folk, some trick???
Yes, this is an issue. But since my company is tranisioning to Vault this
may not be as much of an issue anymore. The only reason is we have to save these
Inventor drawings out as .dwg so the checker can check various things in ACAD.
He does not have Inventor nor knows how to use it.
I did shade it for the Inventor drawing. Looks great that way.
Thanks again for your reply.
Do any of you know how to scale the holes to appear smaller in the perf appearance?
Manage>Stlyes Editor. Find the Color you want to alter. Change the settings on either the Texture tab or the Bump Map tab (can't remember which one).