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.
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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.
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.
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!