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Color transfer through solidify

Jose_Costa
5-Regular Member

Color transfer through solidify

Hi all,

When making a cut solidify, EMX seems to be able to to transfer colors from the parent quilt to the child surfaces:

http://support.ptc.com/appserver/wcms/relnotes/note.jsp?&im_dbkey=163390&icg_dbkey=825

Is it possible to this in regular Creo? Maybe in 3.0 (I have not upgraded yet)?

Jose


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TomU
23-Emerald II
(To:Jose_Costa)

In both Wildfire (1 - 5) and Creo Parametric (1 - 3) color is only transferred from a surface to a solid if that surface has color within the model being cut. Here are three sample scenarios:

Assembly

-- Part A with colored surface

-- Part B

Scenario 1

  1. Active Part B
  2. Select the quilt from Part A
  3. Choose "Solidify" (remove material)

No color is transferred from Part A to Part B

Scenario 2

  1. Active Part B
  2. Select the quilt from Part A
  3. Copy and Paste the quilt into Part B
  4. Open Part B
  5. Select the copied quilt (no color)
  6. Choose "Solidify" (remove material)

No color is transferred from Part A to Part B

Scenario 3

  1. Active Part B
  2. Create Copy Geometry feature. Select Quilt from Part B. Quilt is copied to Part B with color.
  3. Open Part B
  4. Select the copied quilt (with color)
  5. Choose "Solidify" (remove material)

This time the color is transferred from Part A to Part B

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I have seen this in Creo 2 with shrinkwrap.

TomU
23-Emerald II
(To:Jose_Costa)

In both Wildfire (1 - 5) and Creo Parametric (1 - 3) color is only transferred from a surface to a solid if that surface has color within the model being cut. Here are three sample scenarios:

Assembly

-- Part A with colored surface

-- Part B

Scenario 1

  1. Active Part B
  2. Select the quilt from Part A
  3. Choose "Solidify" (remove material)

No color is transferred from Part A to Part B

Scenario 2

  1. Active Part B
  2. Select the quilt from Part A
  3. Copy and Paste the quilt into Part B
  4. Open Part B
  5. Select the copied quilt (no color)
  6. Choose "Solidify" (remove material)

No color is transferred from Part A to Part B

Scenario 3

  1. Active Part B
  2. Create Copy Geometry feature. Select Quilt from Part B. Quilt is copied to Part B with color.
  3. Open Part B
  4. Select the copied quilt (with color)
  5. Choose "Solidify" (remove material)

This time the color is transferred from Part A to Part B

View solution in original post

Jose_Costa
5-Regular Member
(To:Jose_Costa)

Thanks for your explanation.

I checked the feature created by EMX and it's only a simple solidify. They have found a way to transfer the colors through Toollkit code somehow...

However, the scenario 3 you described may be a solution for me.I have to test it.

Thanks for the tip.

Jose.

Good solution

Jose_Costa
5-Regular Member
(To:HugoBarosa)

Indeed, actually we implemented the solution described by Tom on scenario 3 and it´s working great.

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