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Altering the color of a feature's faces but not the feature itself.

Solution Partner Experimenter Solution Partner Experimenter
Solution Partner Experimenter

Hi, 

 

Is there a possibility to quickly select a feature's faces and change the color only of those faces and not the feature itself? Not right-clicking the feature and choosing Assign Feature Color that would show up in the color column in part navigator. (I also wish to select all the faces of the feature as fast and easy as possible). 

 

Thank you, 

B.R.

 

George

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Re: Altering the color of a feature's faces but not the feature itself.

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom
if you use edit object you are not able to select quick only the feature faces.

You can use the selection filter and set this on faces so you can only select faces.

Ruud van den Brand
Pre-sales NX CAD
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Re: Altering the color of a feature's faces but not the feature itself.

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

"Assign feature color" is made specifically to change the color of the faces created by the feature; I'm curious why you do not want to use it.

 

Back to the problem at hand, CNSZU posted some code in an eng-tips thread that may be useful to you.

Re: Altering the color of a feature's faces but not the feature itself.

Solution Partner Experimenter Solution Partner Experimenter
Solution Partner Experimenter

Hi,

 

Thanks for the response, In my case I couldn't use Asign feature color, because I needed to only change the color of the faces of the feature. (particualrly for CAM filtering purposes). 

 

What I've found instead is using Group Faces from Synchronous Modeling to quickly select and create a feature for the particular faces I am interested in. 

 

 

Re: Altering the color of a feature's faces but not the feature itself.

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

Are you working with a "dumb" body? (i.e. one that does not have the feature history to work with)

Re: Altering the color of a feature's faces but not the feature itself.

Solution Partner Experimenter Solution Partner Experimenter
Solution Partner Experimenter

No, I'm mostly working with parts that have features (history), which helps with feature based machining.