I am trying to use the design table to change the material of the part below.
Is it possible to change the models material highlighted below (1 and 2) to two changeable materials by using the design table.
A part can only have one material afaik. Model it as two parts in an assembly, then you can use configurations in each part to cotrol the materials.
Actually you can have multiple materials in multi-body Parts. I do it all the time.
Since you can have different material for bodies in the same part, I'm sure you can control that via DT.
Edit - Just tried it - its absolutely possible :-) Learned something today!
Did not know it was possible to have different materials in one part. still note sure you can configure them though?
Per Engberg wrote: still note sure you can configure them though?
Per Engberg wrote:
still note sure you can configure them though?
You can control the material with a design table but it wont (or I haven't figured out how) let you add the material until the second time you open the design table. The material is available to be selected in the box that appears when to open the design table. Then once the material is in the table it will appear with a drop down menu with your favorites list.
After creating DT change material manually for 1 configuration. After that when you will edit DT it will ask you to add material in DT. After that you can change material in DT.
All the best.
Here is a sample file with two bodies having different material which can be changed/configured via DT.
File Version 2015.
Thank you for the sample file Deepak,
I seem to be getting errors with the naming.
Also when i select the drop down box to change the materials, it does not seem to update the material colors of the models.
NO errors here (check attached video).
What is your SW version and SP?
I will try again.
I am using SW PREMIUM 2016
I have tried again with the same result, please see video attached.
I also have tried to save the file to update it, but had the same result.
Don't open file from zip, extract it first.
BTW works fine in 2016 also
Hello Deepak. I just found this post and am getting the same errors even when loading an extracted file. It appears to be due to the [ ] around the instance name. The documentation I found seems to say it should be <>. I am not sure though.
What is your SW version? Also can you share the link/details from where you read that it should be < > and not [ ]
I am using SW Professional 2016 x64 Edition SP 4.0
Looking back it turns out that is only for assemblies with multiple instances of the same part. My apologies.
Make them two different feature, and separate bodies.
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