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Color changes Inventor 2013

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06-28-2012 06:36 AM

I’ve installed Autodesk 2013 last Friday.

It looks great, but Inventor changed the Colors and Materials and that’s not fun.

 

This is a rendering with inventor 2013.

The profile right is designed in Inventor 2012

The profile left is designed in Inventot 2013

 

They have the same colors.

Entire profile is Aluminum flat and the tops are Aluminium polished.

 

 

Color_problem.png

 

Does anyone know what I can change?

Thanks

 

Regards

Pieter

 
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Re: Color changes Inventor 2013

06-28-2012 09:57 AM in reply to: pieterhuyck8342

Select the faces you want to change, then right-click and select properties.

You can then set the face appearance.

Or you can select the faces and then change the appearance in the appearance drop down list.

John Retzlaff
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Re: Color changes Inventor 2013

06-28-2012 11:15 PM in reply to: pieterhuyck8342

Did you update the color styles in your 2012 file?

(function is on the manage tab > styles and standards block > update)

 

Inventor 2013 ask if you want to update to the new manner of color management, but doesn't necessarily update the existing colors afaik.

 

Nice looking profiles btw. :smileyhappy:


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Re: Color changes Inventor 2013

06-28-2012 11:54 PM in reply to: pieterhuyck8342

Dear John,

 

The top-faces already were in the Aluminium Polished appearance.

Thanks anyway.

 

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Re: Color changes Inventor 2013

06-28-2012 11:56 PM in reply to: -niels-

Dear Niels,

 

The styles were up to date.

Thanks anyway.

 

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Re: Color changes Inventor 2013

06-29-2012 10:47 AM in reply to: pieterhuyck8342

2013 doesn't migrate the colors right. Just clear any overrides and redo them as needed. It's a PITA, I know, but that's all I've been able to figure out myself.

Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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Re: Color changes Inventor 2013

07-11-2012 02:14 PM in reply to: mrattray

Can we get a small data set please?

 

You mention "render". Is it because you only see this in Studio Render?

You also did not mention if you use Shaded view style or Realistic view style.

I also hope you are at the 2013 Update1 level.

 

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Re: Color changes Inventor 2013

07-11-2012 03:05 PM in reply to: mrattray

mrattray wrote:

2013 doesn't migrate the colors right. Just clear any overrides and redo them as needed. It's a PITA, I know, but that's all I've been able to figure out myself.



This is actually something that I think we need to do at our office.  We've got a style library that I think we need to recreate from scratch.  Any suggestions on the best way to tackle this task?

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Re: Color changes Inventor 2013

07-13-2012 09:14 AM in reply to: pieterhuyck8342

We've created some expanded documentation to provide more guidance on the new materials and appearances tools.  I've attached it here, and am in the process of getting it uploaded to Autodesk.com.  It should clear up several of the questions that have been raised on this board around this enhanced functionality.

 

Thanks to Chris Mitchell and Bill Bogan for writing and reviewing the content.  Please take a look and provide feedback on the documentation usefulness.

 

In addition, we've updated the wikihelp files with this information as well.

 

FAQ Part 1

FAQ Part II

Data Migration > What’s Changed in R2013

Data Migration > Inventor 2013

Data Migration > Migrate Color Styles to Appearances and Migrate Material Styles to Materials

Data Migration > Migrating Content Center custom materials and appearances

Manage Materials and Appearances

2013 Library Management Methods

Migration Mapping – Materials

Migration Mapping - Appearances

 

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Re: Color changes Inventor 2013

07-19-2012 05:45 AM in reply to: prestonlord59

Thanks for some further clearance here, Pete.

I've searched the German Wikihelp for similar stuff, but I think, it still needs to be translated. I couldn't find anything until now.

 

Some kind of help for me is the comparison list between color styles and appearances. But it's not enough for localized Inventor versions.

 

I'd appreciate a comparison list in Excel as follows:

 

Color style name (engl.) - Color style name (localized) - Color look in 2012 (taken as screenshot) - Appearance name (engl.) - Appearance name (localized) - Color look in 2013 (as screenshot). I can sort that list in Excel to my personal needs.

 

Greatly important are those screenshots for me. Looking at your list, I can suppose, that old Yellow (dark) is looking the same as 2013 Yellow. But it isn't. And there are several others with a complete new look.

 

Walter

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