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Standard Content - Edit Appearance

CAD_Hero_1337CAD_Hero_1337 Member Posts: 12 PRO
edited October 2018 in General
I am adding in standard content...
6-32 x .25 phillips flat head - stainless steel - black

I want the hardware to be black in the model and not just show up in the BOM indicating it should be black.

Support said that i should right click on the part in the list and choose "edit appearance" but that option is not there. Anyone have any advice?


  • Jason_SJason_S Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 191
    edited October 2018
    @David_Harris_420 ,

    You cannot change the color of standard content at this time. They are versioned parts and we do not have a mechanism for you to change colors of versioned parts. We could, in the future, include it as a company defined property much like standard content part number and description. 

    Not everyone wants content to be the color it exists as in real life. Some companies want different sizes or types of fasteners to be different colors to easily identify them on an assembly.

    We will be adding you to an improvement request.
    QA Engineer - Onshape, Inc.
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,660 PRO
    edited October 2018
    Please will you add me to this request also? 
    I too set a Standard Content bolt instance to be "black" as I have stainless and black bolts in an assembly and wanted the build instruction to be clear.  As it stands they're all grey and this isn't helpful.
    Owen S.
    Business Systems and Configuration Controller
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • CAD_Hero_1337CAD_Hero_1337 Member Posts: 12 PRO
    @Jason_S ... That would be great. I mean at least make the black hardware black when you make the selection, version out a black one. Would be best to be able to control it yourself. Also... on the drawing at the bottom of the standard content relating to the screw head... it would be great that the drawing changes from slot, type 1, etc...

    It clarifies the selection and eliminates confusion. Thanks for adding me and your time to write back.
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor, User Group Leader Posts: 2,097 PRO
    edited October 2018
    agreed,  colour of the content is important to me too.  Black (dark grey), Yellow Chromate (off yellow), Chrome silver (light grey), S/S (light grey). These colors can help to determine that finished product is built with consistency. Generally purchase part will vary in part number based on colour so ultimately, chrome silver or yellow chromate part will have a different part number. 
    Engineer ı Product Designer ı Onshape Consulting Partner
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  • CAD_Hero_1337CAD_Hero_1337 Member Posts: 12 PRO
    @brucebartlett I wouldn't be surprised if this is updated soon. They are amazing at quickly creating improvements. Its come a long way in the two years I have been using this.
  • Breanna_HaytonBreanna_Hayton Member Posts: 1 PRO
    @Jason_S Do you know if this enhancement has been released yet? It would be very handy to show the appropriate colour hardware during design reviews. Unfortunately, I am unable to locate the menu option or find any other info on it. Thanks!
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