5 years on, another way of doing this is to change the color style for the weld, but leave the weld bitmap so it still looks like weld metal, but painted.
The welds do not take the color set in the View -> Appearance -> Color listbox when the view actually renders.
For the welds to be the desired color in the rendered view, do this:
- Open the assembly containing the welds. Find the material used for the welds by right-clicking
the Welds entry in the browser and selecting iProperties.
- Then open the Manage -> Styles Editor and find the material.
- Change the color style used in the listbox.
- Choose yes to save edits.
(If you have an assembly welded into another assembly with welds already made - make sure to change both.)
(PS: For some assemblies with only one part and welds, I have found it necessary to change the color of the weldment material in the PART also - even if no welds are done in the part - only changing it for the assembly does not work)