What type of material gives this appearance?
Do you have Real View Graphics on?.. On this part I selected bodies when I applied the appearance. If you want more pronounced texture you can grab the rectangle and adjust that.
Edit:.. I had cast titanium selected but it works just as well with tungsten.
Make sure your Real View Graphics is turned on. I'm sure you are aware of that..
I am pretty sure that the answer is: Potentially all of them.
This is because appearance for each material can be customized into anything you want. Even the default materials from Solidworks. Edit: Scratch that....It looks like the Default materials can't be modified....can only be copied, then modified.
However, you can still, after applying the material, change the appearance of the part to anything you want, regardless of the material applied.
You are probably asking, which material gives this material appearance by default.
Again, I don't think that anyone can determine this because it could be any number of things.
If I were to guess, I would say some sort of stainless steel.
Maybe something cast??
Edit:.. here is a cast iron finish that has been brightened a bit.
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I agree with Dan, it looks like a cast material.
It is going to be fixed at here.
Well, it looks cast to me, and if that is the case it wouldn't be suited well for that application.
I agree Dustin. Seems like that would be stamped sheet metal (smooth surface). Can't imagine a cast part there.
What about a galvanized part? galvanization leaves a wrinkled surface and that could be a useful salt and moisture protection for that location.
Here is a similar (looking) assembly (based on a Google Image search of your image), this one is made from Aluminum and it is for a bike :
Hmm,,, Maybe black anodized cast alum.
Maha,, Do you think this part has some kind of coating on it? Perhaps powder coat?
I have no idea.
What is the original source of your information (image)?
What makes you think it is correct information (image texture)?
Material and texture (appearance) are two entirely different properties.
Just replicating what was in the video. I have no idea about other things.
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It is cast tungsten. Here is a screenshot of the video.
EDIT: Now I REALLY don't think it is a suitable material for the application.
Before I used cast tungsten but I didn't get the video image. I do not know whether it is linked with video card.
Go to Tools>Addins>Photoview 360 and Render it and you can more clearly see what it looks like.
The browser in that video shows that Material has not been specified.
But in any case, that is a SolidWorks image, not a photograph of an actual part?
In SolidWorks I can make a part Gold material, but I doubt you would pay me for the reported weight in gold.
The part should be some grade of steel given the function of the part.
Curious: Have you modeled anything without following someone else's instructions on a Youtube video?
I recommend that you look around you for a Stapler or some other common office item and attempt to model it and determine the various materials (without using the internet, (other than asking questions here) and without using a book (but I know how you feel about books)).
You can follow tutorials all day, but until you have put into practice what you have learned...
Oops, I didn't follow the video long enough to see where they added Appearance (material?).
Looks like powdercoat to me....
It looks like "Orange Peel" essentially just a bad paint job.
Dennis could be on to something too, I know powdercoated parts can look similar.
Just my 2c worth here.............
I also doubt very much that the part would be anything cast. It is more likely pressed.
I also doubt very much that the part would be anything other than almost smooth (flat) given where this part is to be used.
I'm thinking that what you have shown (first image) is just what the creator wanted rather than what it should (or could) be.
I have no formal qualifications to make these statements other than spending a lifetime stripping down and rebuilding cars and motorbikes as a hobby............
Do you have any idea why I am unable to get this appearance?
I can't get this appearance because my one is not a professional graphic card.
What graphics card do you have Maha?
The reason I ask is that some cards can be 'hacked' so that Solidworks is tricked into believing that the card is okay.
You are probably going to be able to 'hack' that card Maha. (That's a guess)
The reason I say this is because I have a GeForce 820M card in my laptop and hacked that with no issues.
There is plenty of info on google on how to do it, but if you get stuck let me know and I'll see if I've still got the 'walkthrough' (directions) on how it should be done.
Curious... What is your graphics card. Are you using a laptop? I recently did the realview hack on my laptop. I didn't have realview before, but I have it now. The screenshots above were with my desktop using Quadro K4000
If it's a desktop, then you can still do the 'hack' but a better option would be just to update upgrade the card.
Yea,, I agree.. I have a file which I got from the forum that I used that does the hack for you. This worked great for me but I'm hesitant to suggest others use it. It's ok if I screw up my system, but sure would hate to screw up someone else's.
Totally agree with you there Dennis!
If somebody is going to go down that route then the onus is on them though!
I was scared shipless when I did it but soon found out it wasn't hard at all and it was one of the best things I've done!
You've just got to be thorough in reading the hack!
Do you have any idea what type of professional graphic card can fit into the slot that is used by the NVIDA GeForce GTX 745. I sent email to this company but no reply. I am unable to confirm this issue only with the SWX website information.
If the computer (desktop) is not that old then the slot should be a up to date unified standard on the motherboard.
I assume that you mean that even if graphic card does not fit into the motherboard there is way to make changes in the slot to fit the graphic card if the computer is not an old one.
What I mean is that the slot on your motherboard that accepts the graphics card will be okay and ready to accept a newer card providing that your computer is relatively new.
I'm going to let Dave give an answer for this (since I'm not all that computer savvy), but I would imagine you can check to see what type of slot your current card is using.
I do play around a lot on the computer, but to say I was 'savvy' might be a stretch.
If the desktop is not too old it should have a compatible slot, no problems.
Thanks for catching my misspelled word Dave... I hate it when that happens but these days it happens far to frequently.
You're not alone!!!!!!
That's only really telling you the location of the card!
You could always start a new thread just asking "Has anyone successfully 'hacked' a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745 for Realview" and see what responses you get.................
Just occurred to me, have you tried doing a forum search already to see if it can be done?
I wish to know whether it is possible to go following way:
What type of motherboard?
Then what type of slot will be there?
Then finding out professional graphic card fit into the slot.
You're thinking too hard about it Maha,
You already know what kind of slot it is if you know that a GeForce GTX 745 fits in it. Therefore, all you have to ask a card supplier is if the new card will fit in the same slot that your GeForce GTX 745 card was in. Really, I don't think it will be a problem as long as the computer is not too old...................
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It is explaining about compatibility but download link is taking you to accounting software.
It takes me to where it should if I click the link.............
Now that we have context for where/how the part is used it should be a steel stamping or possibly even a powdered metallurgy part. My bet would be on the former.
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