How does one change the color of a weld bead within an assembly on SolidWorks 2014 SP 2.0? I've done it unintentionally (picture below) and wanted to change it to another color so the welds are more visible.
Did you figure this out? I have the same question. Thanks.
If you get it figured out, I would like to know as well.
So, I have figured that the weld beads colors are usually attached to the color of the first face you select when inserting a weld bead into a part or assembly.
You can see what I mean in this picture bellow, the first face I selected when inserting a new weld bead was the exterior face of the red boss, so all the subsequent beads were red like the one in the left nut.
But it doesn't always work and sometimes when rebuilding the part, the color of the welds beads change to grey or other colors...
Unfortunately, there is no way to change the cosmetic weld color there is a work around where as you manually create the weld bead as a new part thus creating a new solid. The cosmetic weld reflects the color of the first selected face so if you were to create multiple welds at the same time you could get the weld to appear a different color as you have shown. But to change the color is not a property at this time. Some one might be able to create a macro where you can define the color but again if it doesn't exist as a property then I don't believe it would be possible.
I was wondering this exact same thing with SW2014. It appears to be quite buggy. I had a all gray part and in the part file the weld beads show up the same color.
I inserted the weldment part into an assembly and over-rode the grey color to a light orange. Now the welds either display as red or purple based on my zoom level...
Ok... actually they're displaying blue rather than purple as I change the camera angle/zoom:
And the actual part file itself is buggy as hell. It's a 6-body weldment with cosmetic welds. When I switch to another SW window and then back, most of those 6 bodies become hidden and the welds are displayed as dark black "worms" floating in space. Ok this time they stayed gray, but I still have to manually go into the bodies folder and click the little clear cube icons to switch them back to yellow for each body:
Annoying and basically a "WTF?!" moment every couple of minutes. Inconsistency is the name of the game. And don't even get me started with static simulation on this "shell" meshed part... Sigh.
I'm wanting to do this too. On top of that issue, I'm really irritated that Solidworks can identify the length of my selections to place the weld and give me the option to set 'x' amount of equally spaced stitches according to that length. On top of that, not being able to use the measure tool while inside of a tool (such as weld bead) is compounding my annoyance because I'm not allowed to measure the line I'm attaching the weld to. I also can't combine welds which the systems made me create as muliptle welds into one feature as it would actually be done in the shop. Creo lets you do these things, come on Solidworks get with it.... Off my rant now....8 )
Is this solved already?
You have either changed that under document properties or applied color to the body. Check under document properties first and if that is OK then check the body color.
I don't find it.
I think (and I may be wrong) that when you have weldment parts then the choices shown by Deepak wont be available. if you model was all non weldments then they would show up.
Sorry I was referring to colors in the part model.
Any idea.for assemblies?
I use an assembly feature.
we have a mix of parts ( sheet metal, weldment profiles, standard pieces)
Retrieving data ...