How can i create a grating appearance? I have wire mesh appearance now but I need to create a new one that shows grating with see through the holes. SW professional 2017.
If you want to see through the holes you'll need to create actual cuts and pattern them instead of using an appearance.
For example, with "chain link steel" you can see through.
There is an example appearance: chain link steel, which you can find here:
You need to use RealView Graphics to see it.
In the above example I used a cylinder behind it to see the effect better.
You can use a black white image :
Thanks, Eddy. I have already used chain link. I need to use grating image. I don't know how to create the image for it. I created a simple image in Paint, black lines on a white background but it did not work in Solidworks.
The black parts of your image should be the transparant parts.
Did you try the example with Solidworks logo?
Did you set Realview graphics on?
If you attach your image, I can have a try with it.
I did look at the example files you can find in the same folder:
Is your image png? I would try to mimic those image settings.
Not all image formats support transparency.
Please see the attached pdf
Hi Rob ;-)
Rob Edwards wrote: Hi Ghazi Please see the attached pdf
Rob Edwards wrote:
That is great! Thanks Rob!
Hi Rob, Thanks for sending the file. I will go through the steps.
To be realistic, I took a picture of the wire mesh I want and import into SW as appearance
Here what I did with my patio stamp concrete and sitting wall - use my iphone to take picture and create my own appearance in SW
and the real picture
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