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Template Help! for Inventor IDW

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12-30-2013 08:18 AM

I have a IDW Template and want to change it so that when I bring in a IPT the lines of the drawing are in blue color

1. Open the template file.

2. Manage > Styles Editor, expand the Layers Node.  Assuming you are talking about the "Visible Edges".... pick "Visible Edges" in the left pane. Now in the right pane, find the " Visible Edges" layer and change the color to what you want it to be. Click "Done" to exit the Styles Editor.

3. Now you have to write this to your Styles Library. On the Manage tab, Styles and Standards panel, click "Save".  If your library is read/write, this will write your changes to the library.

4. Save the template and exit.

 

Start  a new idw using this template and see if it works when you bring in a part.

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IDW template

12-30-2013 08:26 AM in reply to: rnewcomb

I have a IDW Template and want to change it so that when I bring in a IPT the lines of the drawing are in blue color

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Re: Template Help! for Inventor IDW

12-30-2013 08:28 AM in reply to: rnewcomb

Open your template file, then go to the manage tab and select "Styles Editor". Click the + symbol next to layers, and select "Visible" lines. Click the colored block under "appearance" and change it to the color you wish. Make sure and resave as a template.

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Re: IDW template

12-30-2013 08:30 AM in reply to: rnewcomb

Open your template file, then go to the manage tab and select "Styles Editor". Click the + symbol next to layers, and select "Visible" lines. Click the colored block under "appearance" and change it to the color you wish. Make sure and resave as a template.

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Re: Template Help! for Inventor IDW

12-30-2013 08:39 AM in reply to: rnewcomb

1. Open the template file.

2. Manage > Styles Editor, expand the Layers Node.  Assuming you are talking about the "Visible Edges".... pick "Visible Edges" in the left pane. Now in the right pane, find the " Visible Edges" layer and change the color to what you want it to be. Click "Done" to exit the Styles Editor.

3. Now you have to write this to your Styles Library. On the Manage tab, Styles and Standards panel, click "Save".  If your library is read/write, this will write your changes to the library.

4. Save the template and exit.

 

Start  a new idw using this template and see if it works when you bring in a part.

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Re: IDW template

12-30-2013 08:40 AM in reply to: chad38

I did do that but it still isn't coming in blue

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Re: IDW template

12-30-2013 08:42 AM in reply to: rnewcomb

You must save the style into the style library, otherwise it will replace the template file styles with the style from the library. So after you finish editing the style, you have to click to save the style into the style library.

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Re: Template Help! for Inventor IDW

12-30-2013 08:44 AM in reply to: karthur1

ok, mine says read only, how do I change that to read/ write

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Re: Template Help! for Inventor IDW

12-30-2013 08:48 AM in reply to: rnewcomb

Go into projects, in the bottom pane, right click on "Used Style Library" and select Read-Write.

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Re: Template Help! for Inventor IDW

12-30-2013 09:02 AM in reply to: chad38

Thank you for the help, I got it to say read/write but it still isn't coming in the color I want, any more ideas?

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