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nick.jeuris
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Cutout appearance doesn't work

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09-20-2012 07:03 AM

I have a problem when I want to use a cutout.

My purpose is to get a perforated plate but Inventor doesn't show this.

Only the black color is shown and not the holes.

 

What am I doing wrong?

 

Thanks in advance

Nick

I have found a solution. Instead of using the png-file to cut out the black circles, I made those circles transparant and used the image as image. Inventor makes transparant what is transparant in the image

 

Nick

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Cadmanto
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Re: Cutout appearance doesn't work

09-20-2012 07:09 AM in reply to: nick.jeuris

Make sure the "cut" is selected in the command dialog window.

I can't open your file because I am still on 2012.

cut.JPG

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Scott McFadden
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ampster
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Message 3 of 16 (879 Views)

Re: Cutout appearance doesn't work

09-20-2012 07:26 AM in reply to: nick.jeuris

if you're just using that .png file to similate perforated plate, the cut away won't work.

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nick.jeuris
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Re: Cutout appearance doesn't work

09-20-2012 07:30 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Hi Cadmanto

 

I'm not doing an extrude, but I am using the cutout option in the appearance menu.

See the screenshot in attachment.

 

Nick

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nick.jeuris
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Re: Cutout appearance doesn't work

09-20-2012 07:32 AM in reply to: ampster

What's wrong with the .png file?

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mrattray
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Re: Cutout appearance doesn't work

09-20-2012 07:55 AM in reply to: nick.jeuris

I'm not sure what you did wrong, but after I cleard your overrides and set generic to use your image file it worked fine.

Capture.JPG

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Re: Cutout appearance doesn't work

09-20-2012 07:59 AM in reply to: nick.jeuris

Sorry I misunderstood your issue.

2 thoughts, first maybe the transparency needs to be adjusted on the png file

and second, can you use this appearance in the color portion of the style and standard editor?

perf.JPG

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Scott McFadden
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Re: Cutout appearance doesn't work

09-20-2012 08:01 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

You forgot that there are no longer colors in 2013. He has to work with the appearance editor.

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Message 9 of 16 (841 Views)

Re: Cutout appearance doesn't work

09-20-2012 08:06 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Cadmanto wrote:

Sorry I misunderstood your issue.


..... Styles and Standards, Materials and Colors questions based on 2012 and earlier releases.
It has all changed in 2013.

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Message 10 of 16 (812 Views)

Re: Cutout appearance doesn't work

09-20-2012 09:20 AM in reply to: mrattray

Alrighty then...:smileyfrustrated:

I am still on 2012, so I guess I have something to look into.

Thanks for the heads up guys.

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