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Cadmanto
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Perforation in sheet Metal

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01-27-2012 06:52 AM

Is there a way to get the appearance of perforation on a sheet metal tube without

having to create each and every hole?  Looking for an appearance to drag onto the surface.

Kind of like when you make a part look like it is made of brick.  It being just an image on the model surface.

Thanks

Scott

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Scott McFadden
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Hi..

If you look in colors list you will find a Perforated Metal 01 style... thats it?

 

perforated.png

 

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Re: Perforation in sheet Metal

01-27-2012 06:57 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Hi..

If you look in colors list you will find a Perforated Metal 01 style... thats it?

 

perforated.png

 

Maria Manuela Pinho
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Cadmanto
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Re: Perforation in sheet Metal

01-27-2012 07:13 AM in reply to: MariaManuela

Ding, Ding, Ding..... :smileyvery-happy:

 

That is it!!! Thank you.  I did look there but my eyes didn't catch that.

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Scott McFadden
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Re: Perforation in sheet Metal

01-27-2012 07:20 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

hehe

Where can i  send the bill? Joke :smileywink:

Maria Manuela Pinho
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Re: Perforation in sheet Metal

01-27-2012 07:32 AM in reply to: MariaManuela

Funny,

You can send this bill to the same place you sent the last one!!!  :smileywink:

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Scott McFadden
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Re: Perforation in sheet Metal

01-31-2012 06:39 AM in reply to: MariaManuela

Maria,

I have one more question.  While this perferation looks great in the model

how do you get it to show up in the drawing short of changing the view to shaded?

Is there a way?

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Scott McFadden
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Re: Perforation in sheet Metal

02-01-2012 02:57 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Hi Scott,

 

That's the big disadvantage of using the image rather than model features. I think that is not possible see in the image without being shaded view.

 

Autodesk folk, some trick???

 

Thanks,

Maria Manuela Pinho
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Re: Perforation in sheet Metal

02-08-2012 09:10 AM in reply to: MariaManuela

Thanks Maria,

Yes, this is an issue.  But since my company is tranisioning to Vault this

may not be as much of an issue anymore.  The only reason is we have to save these

Inventor drawings out as .dwg so the checker can check various things in ACAD.

He does not have Inventor nor knows how to use it.

I did shade it for the Inventor drawing.  Looks great that way.

Thanks again for your reply.

Scott

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Scott McFadden
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Re: Perforation in sheet Metal

10-14-2012 05:07 PM in reply to: MariaManuela

Hi Guys,

Do any of you know how to scale the holes to appear smaller in the perf appearance?

Thanks

C1

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Re: Perforation in sheet Metal

10-14-2012 05:20 PM in reply to: CAD-One

Manage>Stlyes Editor. Find the Color you want to alter. Change the settings on either the Texture tab or the Bump Map tab (can't remember which one).

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