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BurtLand Bronze 96 posts since
Sep 9, 2010
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Sep 10, 2010 3:42 PM

Appearance Mngr surface selection

 

How do you select SOLID SURFACES in WF5 within the Appearance Mngr tool ?  Its not on right button.

 

To do this now you have to do it before using the tool.

  • ptc-1627198 Diamond 203 posts since
    May 11, 2010
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    Sep 15, 2010 9:50 AM (in response to BurtLand)
    Re: Appearance Mngr surface selection

    I think the actual Appearance Manager is only for setting up the colors and appearances.

     

    Here is a screenshot of the AppearanceManager:

    AppearanceManager.jpg

     

     

     

    To apply the colors use the icon on the tool bar Called Appearance Gallery.

     

    appearancegallery.jpg

     

    Select a color from the My Appearances list:

     

    selectcolor.jpg

     

    Then, select the surfaces with the paintbrush, hold the control key to select more than one surface:

    selectsurfaces.jpg

     

    Hit Ok on the Select dialog box:

     

    appliedcolors.jpg

     

    When in the selection mode you can right click to cycle the selection to other surfaces or the whole part.

  • chris PTCEmployee 94 posts since
    Mar 2, 2010
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    Sep 16, 2010 4:02 AM (in response to BurtLand)
    Re: Appearance Mngr surface selection

    Hi

    When you select the appearance and then in the model tree the part you want to change it works perfect for all the surfaces of the selected part.

    Simple and perfect.

    Regards

    Chris

      • ptc-1627198 Diamond 203 posts since
        May 11, 2010
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        Sep 17, 2010 6:49 AM (in response to BurtLand)
        Re: Appearance Mngr surface selection

        OK, I get it now. I guess I always manually colored the cut surfaces. Now, I see that your way is better (much easier and less apt to missing a surface.

        Cool learned a new trick.

      • GregFrankland Diamond 131 posts since
        May 12, 2010
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        Sep 17, 2010 7:47 AM (in response to BurtLand)
        Re: Appearance Mngr surface selection

             I agree that the RMB button probably should be added to select Solid Surfaces. I did get it to work using the search function (binoculars). It was a bit laborious so I created a mapkey so that after you select the color you want you can type `q and then it will automatically select all of the surfaces in the model which seems to do what you are looking for. Please let me know if this helps.

         

        (The mapkey can be found in the attached file.)

         

        Thanks,

        Greg

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  • FrankS.Schiavone Platinum 1,340 posts since
    Sep 8, 2011
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    Nov 2, 2012 1:54 PM (in response to BurtLand)
    Re: Appearance Mngr surface selection

    Where did the "from model" ability go?  Was it deleted as an "enhancement"?

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