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change colors

baribari Member Posts: 9 EDU
Hi there. is there any way to change colors of parts of the model from inside the assemblies? what is the right way to change colors in the assembly?
thank you!

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    Pattabi_KakumanuPattabi_Kakumanu Member Posts: 39 PRO
    edited July 2023 Answer ✓
    @bari Currently, It's not possible to change the colour of a Part in the Assembly Tab.

    But it can be achieved by Workaround create the in-context part in the assembly and then copy the assembly to in-context part studio then you have the possibility to change the colour to parts.

    See the below video for more details.


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    Pattabi_KakumanuPattabi_Kakumanu Member Posts: 39 PRO
    edited July 2023 Answer ✓
    @bari Currently, It's not possible to change the colour of a Part in the Assembly Tab.

    But it can be achieved by Workaround create the in-context part in the assembly and then copy the assembly to in-context part studio then you have the possibility to change the colour to parts.

    See the below video for more details.


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    wayne_sauderwayne_sauder Member, csevp Posts: 511 PRO
    @bari
    Not sure what your workflow is or the exact reason for the question but...
    One idea would be to set up a configuration of the part with appearance configured. Then you can swap configurations at the assembly level. 
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    GregBrownGregBrown Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 134
    If you add the "Appearance" column to the BOM in an assembly, you can double click and edit appearance for each instance. (Remember though that the appearance is a part level property, this is a just a short cut way to edit it rather than going back to each part studio. BTW this is also a nice tip for materials - just add the "Material" column to the assembly BOM and then you can assign/edit...)
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    edwina_johnsonedwina_johnson Member Posts: 2
    ????????

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    MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 1,774 PRO
    edited July 15

    If you are in a Part Studio, just right click the part > change appearance of part.
    If you are in a Part Studio and want to dynamically change the part colors, use @Evan_Reese's    Part Color - Custom Feature
    If you are in an Assembly Studio, follow these steps:

    How to change part appearance at the assembly level:

    • Open up the BOM panel on the right side of the screen. 
    • From there, add the "Appearance" as a column. 
    • Now you should be able to change the appearances directly from the BOM.


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