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Ambient Light Will Not Delete

Ambient Light Will Not Delete

Ambient Light Will Not Delete

I have an older part file created by a predecessor. It has two ambient lights defined in the lighting tree (see attached image). I only want one per our company standard. There seems to be no way to delete ambient lights, only directional lights, in this part file. Any advice?

RE: Ambient Light Will Not Delete

Thanks. I figured as much. Just hate contacting VAR because everything turns into a drawn out affair where I have to use RX to record it and zip files and email to them.

RE: Ambient Light Will Not Delete

I would just email them the file and explain it the same way you did hear. They should be smart enough to figure it out... but then again there are some support people that make you wonder why they are doing support.

Scott Baugh, CSWP pc2
CAD Systems Manager



"If it's not broke, Don't fix it!"
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RE: Ambient Light Will Not Delete

You have a company policy regarding ambient lights in part models? Wow.

RE: Ambient Light Will Not Delete

Not per se. I am the engineering department, so what I say goes wink I specifically hate older darker lighted files. It seems like everyone who was doing SW parts and assemblies in the mid to late 2000's had their lighting dark and one light was purple in color. I am getting older so cannot see anything in darker files, but I also don't want them brilliant and blinding like I am getting with this one with two ambient light sources defined. I have a macro that automatically fixes the lighting in every legacy part/assembly file I open.

RE: Ambient Light Will Not Delete

"Not per se. I am the engineering department, so what I say goes"
Don't I wish!
I always have to fight with model displays that someone else set up. It can be frustrating.

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