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Daniela_Koloszko
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How to disable reflections and gradients in shaded views

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09-14-2010 01:43 AM

You would like to have an option to disable reflections in the shaded views that you create.
 
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We introduced from Inventor 2010 support for disabling reflections in drawings. In order to do this, users need to add DWORD registry key named "Suppress Specular Color" with value greater than zero under the following registry key.


Note:

 

Prior to creating this registry key, you need to have the following hotfix installed for Inventor 2010:

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/getdoc/id=DL15338178

 

For Inventor 2011, you need to have SP1 installed.
 

Open the system registry and locate the following registry keys listed below (Start > Run > RegEdit):

 

1. Inventor 2010

 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Inventor\RegistryVersion14.0\Applets\DrawingLayout\Preferences\]

 

Create a key with this value:

 

"Suppress Specular Color"=dword:00000001


2. Inventor 2011

 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Inventor\RegistryVersion15.0\Applets\DrawingLayout\Preferences\]

 

Create a key with this value:

 

"Suppress Specular Color"=dword:00000001


If the key is not present or its value is zero or less, then reflections are enabled under drawings (Default behavior).


Note: The key is read only once per Inventor session -  after adding the key or changing its value,  users need to restart the Inventor session.

 

Please find attached as well the registry files for both Inventor versions. By double clicking the appropriate registry file, you can automatically create in your registry the key, as explained above.

 

 

 



Daniela Koloszko

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!

Works perfect on 2011 Sp1...

Just in time too. I'm about to create hundreds of shaded IDW files for all our new products. I hated the reflections.

Thank you Autodesk. (and Daniela)

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mcgyvr
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Message 2 of 23 (5,971 Views)

Re: How to disable reflections and gradients in shaded views

09-14-2010 05:53 AM in reply to: Daniela_Koloszko

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!

Works perfect on 2011 Sp1...

Just in time too. I'm about to create hundreds of shaded IDW files for all our new products. I hated the reflections.

Thank you Autodesk. (and Daniela)

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DRudaz
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Registered: ‎04-19-2010
Message 3 of 23 (5,428 Views)

Re : How to disable reflections and gradients in shaded views

09-07-2011 01:28 AM in reply to: Daniela_Koloszko

Hi,

 

And for the 2012 versions ?

 

Regards

 

Dom

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Daniela_Koloszko
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Re : How to disable reflections and gradients in shaded views

09-07-2011 03:14 AM in reply to: DRudaz

The solution for Inventor 2012 is the same:

 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Inventor\RegistryVersion16.0\Applets\DrawingLayout\Preferences\]

 

Create a key with this value:

 

"Suppress Specular Color"=dword:00000001


If the key is not present or its value is zero or less, then reflections are enabled under drawings (Default behavior).



Daniela Koloszko

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DRudaz
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Message 5 of 23 (5,413 Views)

Re : How to disable reflections and gradients in shaded views

09-07-2011 03:22 AM in reply to: Daniela_Koloszko

Hi Daniela,

 

I'm happy to read you.

 

But I have tried this registry key, but there is no effect.

 

Regards

 

Dom

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DRudaz
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Message 6 of 23 (5,397 Views)

Re : How to disable reflections and gradients in shaded views

09-07-2011 05:37 AM in reply to: DRudaz

Hi,

 

Just a screenshot. I have made test on inventor 2011 SP1 and the result is the same with Inventot 2012 SP1.

 

Regards,

 

Dom

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Daniela_Koloszko
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Message 7 of 23 (5,360 Views)

Re : How to disable reflections and gradients in shaded views

09-07-2011 07:02 AM in reply to: DRudaz

 

I did a test in Inventor 2012 SP1 and it works. Please see attached images and also the registry fix which I have added for your convenience. You just need to double click it in your machine and the registry key will be automatically created for version 2012.



Daniela Koloszko

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DRudaz
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Message 8 of 23 (5,338 Views)

Re : How to disable reflections and gradients in shaded views

09-07-2011 07:41 AM in reply to: Daniela_Koloszko

Maybe is another problem. I send you my part and drawing.

For information I have a French version.

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bscioscia
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Registered: ‎09-08-2011
Message 9 of 23 (4,949 Views)

Re : How to disable reflections and gradients in shaded views

04-27-2012 06:36 AM in reply to: Daniela_Koloszko

Hi,

 

I've tried this several times with no luck on 2012.  I've attached a screen shot of my registry files.

 

 

 

Thanks

Brian

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Daniela_Koloszko
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Message 10 of 23 (4,912 Views)

Re : How to disable reflections and gradients in shaded views

04-27-2012 08:02 AM in reply to: bscioscia

Could you attach an example, a part and drawing with reflection?



Daniela Koloszko

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