Inventor General Discussion

Inventor General Discussion

Reply
Employee
bill.bogan
Posts: 211
Registered: ‎03-13-2006
Message 11 of 16 (480 Views)

Re: 2013 Appearances - Bleh. Give me back my 2012 colors!

08-22-2012 12:14 PM in reply to: IsomaAde

Hi IsomaAde,

You are correct about the predicament being compounded by being in 2009. The Realistic style setting had not been instituted at that point in time.

 

I can do some background checking, but may need to ask you to send the dataset so we can determine what is happening. Is that an option, sending the dataset to Autodesk?

 

Thanks,

Bill



Bill Bogan
Principal Content Developer
Design, Lifecycle, and Simulation
Autodesk, Inc.
Employee
bill.bogan
Posts: 211
Registered: ‎03-13-2006
Message 12 of 16 (480 Views)

Betreff: 2013 Appearances - Bleh. Give me back my 2012 colors!

08-22-2012 12:16 PM in reply to: wh

Walter, can you email me the .styxml file so I can attempt to import it?

 

Thanks,

Bill

 

 



Bill Bogan
Principal Content Developer
Design, Lifecycle, and Simulation
Autodesk, Inc.
Valued Mentor
Valued Mentor
wh
Posts: 461
Registered: ‎12-27-2003
Message 13 of 16 (472 Views)

Re: 2013 Appearances - Bleh. Give me back my 2012 colors!

08-22-2012 12:47 PM in reply to: bill.bogan

Good evening, Bill

Perhaps it's too late now, 2 months have passed since my last post.

Which Styxml file do you need? What has to be done for creation?

Thanks for hints

Walter

New Member
C.Geerts6948
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-19-2007
Message 14 of 16 (393 Views)

Re: 2013 Appearances - Bleh. Give me back my 2012 colors!

11-15-2012 04:00 AM in reply to: bill.bogan

Glad that there are more people how want the 2012 colors back. I do not have the time to play arround with colors. I also want to set a yellow red or green etc. Instead of those fancy textures and shiny colors.

If I've got time for that I am going to play with show case.

 

 

Valued Contributor
guido66
Posts: 78
Registered: ‎06-25-2007
Message 15 of 16 (213 Views)

Re: 2013 Appearances - Bleh. Give me back my 2012 colors!

06-13-2013 02:51 AM in reply to: C.Geerts6948

Because I skipped Inventor 2013, I now come across the same issue in 2014.

 

Autodesk, please give us a set of simple, distinctive and plain colors like it used to be.

Employee
ChrisMitchell01
Posts: 384
Registered: ‎09-16-2005
Message 16 of 16 (177 Views)

Re: 2013 Appearances - Bleh. Give me back my 2012 colors!

06-13-2013 01:15 PM in reply to: guido66

If you set InvCM_ForceConvertToGeneric=1 as a system env variable before migrating colors/materials.xml &/or migrating data in Inventor (or with Task Scheduler), then :

 

1. A generic appearance will be created for each color style, instead of using the new categories

2. It will look like the appearance of the old color style in 2012 shaded view.

3. The appearance will keep the same display name that the old color style was migrated from.

 

This is a useful newsgroup thread that you might want to read if you haven’t already done so:

 

Inventor 2013 projects over networks

 

Basically you set the env variable, start Inventor, go to the appearance browser, use the Migrate Inventor Syles command (bottom left corner of Ui), select your legacy location for colors.xml files, specify the name of your new appearance library. This will create a new .adsklib file.

 

Put that file in your Design Data\Materials folder & then edit your project definition & add that library for appearances.

 

Obviously not the answer you're looking for but unfortunately that's how it currently is, (or you use the as-shipped appearances).

 

Hope this helps,

Chris



Chris Mitchell
Inventor Customer Engagement Team
Autodesk, Inc.

Announcements
Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.
Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions or visit the Installation and Licensing Forum to get help installing your software.