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Override Mold System Colors

M.Shuler
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Override Mold System Colors

After designing my mold cavity and extracting the mold components they are assigned a color based on my system color settings. My company will take those mold components and reassemble them in a standalone assembly to be inserted into a mold base, I will usually changed the color and maybe add transparency to each individual component at this time. My issue is if I ever need to make a geometry change in the manufacturing assembly, all the components are reassigned back to the default system colors again.

 

Does anyone know of a way to stop the system colors overriding my user defined appearances? I know I can change the system color to something else but I generally don't want all the mold components the same color, different colors makes it easier for the toolmakers to differentiate parts and shutoff locations.

 

Thanks.

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Sorry, I didn't mention that it's a hidden option.  You will have to enter it manually in your config.pro using a text editor.coloring.jpg

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Try setting the config.pro option, enable_mold_extract_coloring to NO.  By default, it is set to yes.  This worked for my company.

 

This may not work on existing mold splits, but should work on new ones.  I wonder if PTC internally tags those surfaces during the split creation, which cannot be over-road by the config.pro setting.

M.Shuler
6-Contributor
(To:rzukowski)

I cannot find that option in my config editor. I am currently using Creo 4, maybe this is an option in later versions. I will check this option after my company updates our version.

Sorry, I didn't mention that it's a hidden option.  You will have to enter it manually in your config.pro using a text editor.coloring.jpg

M.Shuler
6-Contributor
(To:rzukowski)

Well I have added this option to my config file. I will update this post soon if this turns out to be what I am looking for.

 

Thanks for the help!

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