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dherman469
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Apply a Material change to all storyboards at once? Publisher 2013

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05-09-2012 09:09 AM

Hello,

     I have a file with several storyboards created.  I would like to change the material appearance for a component that is seen in all three storyboards.  However, I seem to only be able to change the component in one storyboard at a time.  In other words, changing the material of a component in one storyboard does not change it in the others.  Is there a way for me to modify the material appearance of a component in all storyboards at once? 

 

Daniel Hermanson

Spraying Systems Co.

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Re: Apply a Material change to all storyboards at once? Publisher 2013

05-10-2012 03:26 AM in reply to: dherman469

Have you tried the following:

 

Ctrl/Shift and selct the snapshots to be affected

 

Right-click on one of the selcted snapshots > Set Affected Snapshots > Select Snapshots 

 

Make your changes.

 

Don't forget to unselct the snapshots :smileywink: 

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Re: Apply a Material change to all storyboards at once? Publisher 2013

05-10-2012 05:39 AM in reply to: bowen192

Hello,

     I tried what you suggested.  However, that still seems to only affect all the snapshots in that one storyboard.  I can't seem to "activate" two storyboards at the same time to change materials in both in one shot. 

 

Daniel Hermanson

Spraying Systems Co.

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Re: Apply a Material change to all storyboards at once? Publisher 2013

05-10-2012 06:23 AM in reply to: dherman469

The same should be true but by selecting the Storyboards instead.

 

The illustration inside the Snapshot/Storyboard isn't always live btw.  Have you actually checked inside the Storyboard? 

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Re: Apply a Material change to all storyboards at once? Publisher 2013

05-10-2012 06:38 AM in reply to: bowen192

I think I finally got what you were saying.  I simply wasn't reading the entire screen window.  When I was setting the affected snapshots to All Snapshots or Following Snapshots, I stopped reading when I got to those choices in the Within Storyboard box.  I never continued reading down to see that I could affect the snapshots in the entire document.  Once I click on All Snapshots within Document, all my storyboards could be updated to the material change at once.  I feel really dumb now.  Ha, ha. :smileywink:  

 

For those of you like me that don't read everything completely, I attached a picture showing. 

 

Daniel Hermanson

Spraying Systems Co.

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jahed.ali
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Re: Apply a Material change to all storyboards at once? Publisher 2013

07-09-2012 07:17 AM in reply to: dherman469

It is not working for me!

when do you select your object to change the material?

before ctrl/shift selecting snapshots or after?

Can you please instruct me step by step?

 

Cheers

 

Ali

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dherman469
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Re: Apply a Material change to all storyboards at once? Publisher 2013

07-09-2012 08:23 AM in reply to: jahed.ali

Hello Ali,

     These steps have worked for me.  I have attached pictures to help show the steps better.

 

1)  Right click on the current active snapshot and choose: Set Affected Snapshots---Within Document---All Snapshots.

If you only wanted the change to affect a single storyboard, then you would choose that option instead.

 

2)  You can now right click on the particular component that you want to change, and choose: Material.  This brings up the color chart and material choices.  For my example, I will simply change the part to be Red in color.

 

3)  Now you have to go to each storyboard in your document, and you will see a bunch of lightning bolts in the snapshots.  Right click on the name of the storyboard and choose: Update Thumbnails.  This will update the color change to all the snapshots in that storyboard.  You will need to do the update in each storyboard. 

 

I hope that this helps. 

 

Daniel Hermanson

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jahed.ali
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Re: Apply a Material change to all storyboards at once? Publisher 2013

07-09-2012 11:53 PM in reply to: dherman469

Thanks mate,

 

It didn't work at first I closed the file and re-opened then it worked.

Again and again I have to say this software has seriouse problems.

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Re: Apply a Material change to all storyboards at once? Publisher 2013

07-10-2012 05:02 AM in reply to: jahed.ali

Hello,

     It does have some bugs, but I try to remember that this is only the third release of the program.  I remember when I tried using the first couple releases of Inventor.  That was pretty bad, but over time it improved tremendously, and I love using it.  I'm pretty sure that Publisher will get where it needs to be.  It will just take time. 

 

Daniel Hermanson

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TimeraAutodesk
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Re: Apply a Material change to all storyboards at once? Publisher 2013

07-11-2012 10:38 AM in reply to: dherman469

Great point, Daniel - while we do our very best to deliver a superb experience, it is important to keep in mind that bugs are a natural part of the "maturing" process for any piece of software. We are pleased with how much Publisher has matured in the short 3 years we've been around, and are looking forward to some exciting improvements to come as well :smileyhappy:

 

Timera

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