4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 7, 2017 7:51 AM by Aaron Hayden

    Parts displaying black and white checker

    Aaron Hayden

      I am working on a study and ran into something new. Some of the components are displaying a black and white checkered pattern. They don't display this way in modeling, only in simulation. What is this and how do I make it go away? It's driving my eyes crazy (it's a short trip I know). See attached pic.

        • Re: Parts displaying black and white checker
          Wayne Schafer

          Try editing appearance

           

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          • Re: Parts displaying black and white checker
            Aaron Hayden

            I've tried removing all appearances with no success. The checkered pattern disappears until I save the file then it reappears. Also, this checkered pattern only shows in the study tabs, not the model tab.

            • Re: Parts displaying black and white checker
              Keith Frankie

              Do you have a custom material assigned within the simulation environment?  These can carry their own appearances that won't be shown in the 'model' tab.

               

              Post your CAD file if you can.

               

              • Re: Parts displaying black and white checker
                Aaron Hayden

                The issue was indeed a result of a custom material. If I RMC'ed the material in the study and edited the appearances it was using the checkered jpeg for the texture. Strangely, when I edited the custom material itself the texture was set to wrought iron, not checkered. I changed the default appearance to matte steel and the checkered pattern finally went away. How/why it chose to show that pattern I will never know.

                 

                Previous to this I tried removing all appearances in every possible way I knew of. The checkered pattern would go away, however, after a series of control-q's and saves the pattern would come right back. I also changed the jpeg to something other than checkered, but it also would reset itself after control-q's and saves.

                 

                Currently, in the model tab the children of a patterned cut show a different appearance than the rest of the body. Again, I have tried to remove all appearances in every way possible, but eventually it goes back to displaying different appearances. I would say that appearances/textures are cumbersome, if not buggy. At this point I have declared a stalemate. The model has this weird two tone thing going on, but at least I don't have to look at that terrible checkered pattern anymore.