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how to configure color of part in assembly

Is it possible to have two instances of the same part with different colors in an assembly?

Best Answer


  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,811 PRO
    edited December 2019
    Yes, you will need to add the appearance property in the config pannel

  • mike_gibson022mike_gibson022 Member Posts: 3
    edited December 2019
    Thanks for the answer John, but I was able to get that far earlier.  That just seems to allow me to set the part color to only one color - all parts are colored the same.  I want two different colors on two different instances of the same part in an assembly.  In the assembly, I cant find anything that allows me to do this.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,811 PRO
    edited December 2019
    After reading this again I notice you only say instace of a part.

    Instances of the same part cannot have unique metadata.

    If you have at least 1 configuration parameter, then each configuration is concidered a unique part. Then you can change the metadata for that part (config)

    For instace, add a checkbox config and call it transparent.

    Insert your part twice. Change the second instance to be checked.

    In the bom, add the appearance column and change the value of one of them to be transparent.
  • mike_gibson022mike_gibson022 Member Posts: 3
    Thanks John.  The BOM column did the trick.
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