I was trying to create a number of pipe templates with a different appearances. For some reason when I change it - it changes the color of inner surface of the pipe.
Any Ideas why?
Now I see what you are talking about. I've had this happen to me before, I think it must be a bug. For some reason there is a gray appearance applied to the outer surface, but that appearance doesn't show up in the list of appearances. Since it is a surface appearance it overrides the green part appearance. If you click on the outer surface and select the appearances drop down you'll see it there.
But it doesn't have the X by it to remove it. So a way to fix it is to apply some other appearance to that surface which will override the gray (I did yellow). That new appearance will have the X by it.
Now you can click the X to remove the face appearance and the entire part will get the part appearance.
Run the SolidWorks Rx > Diagnostics tool to check whether you have an approved graphics card & up to date driver.
Thank you. I`ve got this from the diagnistics:
GeForce 8600 GT/PCIe/SSE2
Do you think this could be a problem as well?
Thank you. I`ve got this from the diagnistics: Card Model: GeForce 8600 GT/PCIe/SSE2Diagnostic Results: There is no information on your configuration in our database. If you are experiencing issues with your system, you may want to visit the website to find recommended cards and drivers.Do you think this could be a problem as well?
Yes. None of the Geforce series cards are approved for SW, however some people have no problems with them, while others have many.
Hopefully you will be one of the lucky ones.
It looks like that is a custom material? Notice how the green square in the color palette is selected, that's probably why the color is green. And I guess you were just applying it to the interior face rather than the entire body.
Click on any other material option in the Appearance tab (like stainless steel knurled, then click back on wrought steel. The color selection above the palette should go back to gray. Then save the appearance (button at the bottom). From now on it should be the default gray.
I created custom material, and was just trying to change the color of the entire part by changing the color in the appearance tab to green, I thought it will aplly green color to the entire part. When I change appearance to anything else it does the same thing. changes only interior color.
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Actually this is wierd behaviour....In the sketch I swapped the circles, made one that was bigger - smaller . And now when I change appearance it changes the outer surface color.....
Sanya Shmidt wrote: Actually this is wierd behaviour....In the sketch I swapped the circles, made one that was bigger - smaller . And now when I change appearance it changes the outer surface color.....
Sanya Shmidt wrote:
That's actually not so weird. Each face is given an ID number by SW and by switching the circle dimensions you simply reversed the inner & outer faces.
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