×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Assign colour to a part when assigning a physical material

Assign colour to a part when assigning a physical material

Assign colour to a part when assigning a physical material

(OP)
Hi NX'ers

I know there has been a few posts around this topic in the past, but would anyone happen to know what to add to the physicalmateriallibrary.xml so that when a material is assigned, a colour is also applied to the part. Please note that I don't mean materials that relate to rendering, I mean the physical materials and the colours would just be assigned by adding the number as detailed in the colour pallet when changing a parts colour using edit > object display. I have seen it done a while ago when I was with a client, but I can't remember what they added to the .xml file. This relates to NX12

Best regards

Si

NX7.5 NX8.5 NX9 NX10 NX11 NX12 NX1847

Technical Manager- Design

www.oneplm.com

RE: Assign colour to a part when assigning a physical material

(OP)
Hi Jerry

I saw that already and it doesn't really give me what I need. I want to be able to go tools> materials > Assign Material and when I assign Steel to a part, it sets it's color to 171 (medium midnight) and when I assign stainless steel to another part, it assigns color 50 (ash grey). I have seen this done by simply adding something to the physicalmateriallibrary.xml file but I never got the details of how to do it.

Many thanks for the reply though.

Best regards

Si

NX7.5 NX8.5 NX9 NX10 NX11 NX12 NX1847

Technical Manager- Design

www.oneplm.com

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Resources

eBook - Integrating the Engineering Ecosystem
Aras Innovator provides multiple options for integrating data between systems, depending on the scenario. Utilizing the right approach to meet specific business requirements is vital. These needs range from authoring tools, federating data from various and dissimilar databases, and triggering processes and workflows. Download Now
Research Report - Simulation-Driven Design for SOLIDWORKS Users
In this engineering.com research report, we discuss the rising role of simulation and the paradigm shift commonly called the democratization of simulation. In particular, we focus on how SOLIDWORKS users can take advantage of simulation-driven design through two analysis tools: SOLIDWORKS Simulation and 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS. Download Now
White Paper - Industry 4.0 and the Future of Engineering Education
With industries becoming more automated, more tech-driven and more complex, engineers need to keep their skills and knowledge up to date in order to stay on top of this wave—and to be prepared for the Industry 4.0 future. The University of Cincinnati offers two online Master of Engineering degree programs designed specifically for practicing engineers. Download Now
eBook - The Design Gridlock Manifesto
In this eBook, you’ll learn 6 ways old CAD technology slows your company down and hear how design teams have put those problems to rest. “The Design Gridlock Manifesto” shares first-hand modern CAD experiences from 15 companies around the world. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close