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Can component colors be changed?

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Message 1 of 9
Julie_7
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Can component colors be changed?

Fusion 360 provides helpful coloring of components in the browser and the timeline. This is a useful aid when finding things.

 

However, in the image below, the first pink features are part of a previously created component, and the pink features after the new component icon are part of that component. I think you will agree that they are a bit hard to differentiate.

Julie_7_0-1684115068538.png

 

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Message 2 of 9
jhackney1972
in reply to: Julie_7

The video will show how to cycle the color of components.  I have no idea if it will be maintain for the life of the model but you can cycle it.


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Message 3 of 9
jhackney1972
in reply to: Julie_7

If my Forum post solved your question, please select the "Accept Solution" icon to do three things. First it allows others to find a solution to a similar question, two, it closes the Forum post and last, it acknowledges that you accept the solution given. If you need further help, please ask.


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Message 4 of 9
Julie_7
in reply to: Julie_7

Is it possible that this is a feature not in the free version?
Here is my context menu:

 

Julie_7_0-1684718209356.png

I tried multiple designs, multiple component and none of them had the cycle colors option.

Message 5 of 9
jeff_strater
in reply to: Julie_7

Pretty sure this is part of the Personal version.  A couple of things:

  • You have to have a Component selected (can't tell from the image, as it is behind the menu)
  • Component Color Cycling has to be on for this menu item

Screenshot 2023-05-21 at 7.10.26 PM.png


Jeff Strater
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Message 6 of 9
jhackney1972
in reply to: Julie_7

The Cycling of Component Color is available in the Fusion 360 Personal License as well as the Subscription License.  Since you did not show a full screen capture showing what you were Right Mouse button clicking on, I cannot tell what you were doing.  Here is proof, from my Personal License, that the Component Color Cycling is available.

 

Component Cycling.png


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Message 7 of 9
Julie_7
in reply to: Julie_7

I would think that I am loosing my mind if I had not posted the screen capture above that shows the cycle component color option missing. Like I said I checked multiple designs, multiple components and never saw it. I only posted part of the context menu, with the part where the option showed in your post, because I was just trying to keep the post shorted without such a large image.

 

I just checked today, and here it is.

Julie_7_0-1684879999719.png

Again, I check multiple designs, some read-only and other editable and multiple components active and not and the option is there in every case.

 

Back to the design the I used for the image of the timeline in my original post.

Julie_7_1-1684880113825.png

and after cycling the color

Julie_7_2-1684880146101.png

 

Thanks for sticking with me through the "twilight zone".

Message 8 of 9
Julie_7
in reply to: jhackney1972

Another thanks John. It is so much easier to work with the timeline now that I do not have components that look like the same color to me.
Message 9 of 9
c_vogelaar
in reply to: jhackney1972

On my macbook this doesn't seem to work. I see the color changing next to the little eye logo next to the component. But not the component itself.. I can not figure out why it doesn't work, seems like a bug on my Macbook? Anyone else with the same issue?

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