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aheiselberg
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Changing multiple face colors

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10-01-2012 06:22 AM

Hi folks,

 

I'm working with Autodesk Inventor 2009.

 

I have several parts colored in gray, black and red.

 

  • The grey color is the basic part color/material.
  • The black color is feature color styles.
  • The red color is face color styles.

I need to change all the face color styles (red) to the original part color/material (gray/default). I can do this by right-clicking on a surface > properties > face properties.

 

My problem is that I have a lot of surfaces (mostly due to fillets). I can choose multiple ones wth ctrl + click, but even that would take forever.

 

Is there an easier way to change all the face colors at once?

 

Best regards

A. Heiselberg

Hi! If you were on R2010, it would be fairly simple to do. Just right-click on the solid body node in the browser -> Properties -> Strip color overrides. However, you are on R2009.

On top of my head, there are three ways to do this without actually selecting the faces manually.

Option1: You can simply rename the document color style from Red to something else. Then change the color to be like gray.

 

Option2: You can find a planar face or any face on the part. Create a zero-offset surface on the face. Then use Delete Face command to delete the selected face. Next, create another zero-offset surface using Qulit option. Use Delete Face command to remove the original quilt. Lastly, use Sculpt or Stitch to turn them into a solid again. This workflow is a bit confusing. Please see attached part for more information.

 

Option3: If you are familiar with VBA, you might be able to create a small program marching over the faces and resetting the face color to something else.

Thanks!

 

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johnsonshiue
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Re: Changing multiple face colors

10-01-2012 03:42 PM in reply to: aheiselberg

Hi! If you were on R2010, it would be fairly simple to do. Just right-click on the solid body node in the browser -> Properties -> Strip color overrides. However, you are on R2009.

On top of my head, there are three ways to do this without actually selecting the faces manually.

Option1: You can simply rename the document color style from Red to something else. Then change the color to be like gray.

 

Option2: You can find a planar face or any face on the part. Create a zero-offset surface on the face. Then use Delete Face command to delete the selected face. Next, create another zero-offset surface using Qulit option. Use Delete Face command to remove the original quilt. Lastly, use Sculpt or Stitch to turn them into a solid again. This workflow is a bit confusing. Please see attached part for more information.

 

Option3: If you are familiar with VBA, you might be able to create a small program marching over the faces and resetting the face color to something else.

Thanks!

 



Johnson Shiue (johnson.shiue@autodesk.com)
Senior Principal SQA Engineer, Inventor
Mechanical Design
Autodesk, Inc.

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aheiselberg
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Re: Changing multiple face colors

10-02-2012 12:14 AM in reply to: johnsonshiue

Thank you for your help. I managed to get it done in a way similar to your 1st solution.

 

Thanks again!

 

BR

A. Heiselberg

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