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How to color selected surface of part?

peter_ksenicpeter_ksenic Member Posts: 2
edited November 2016 in Community Support
OK, here is the problem, I will create 3D model by using ONSHAPE. It is solid part. But how can I change the color of selected surface? I know how to change part color. I do not need to change part color. I need top change the color of selected surface. Thank you for any advice. 

Answers

  • peter_ksenicpeter_ksenic Member Posts: 2
    Thank you ... so I need to try another CAD. Quite sad, ONSHAPE is not looking bad. 

  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,948 PRO
    I have voted and keenly awaiting this improvement . As a workaround if needed just for visual representation, you can build with 2 parts with different colours and combine in an assembly using a group mate. Not ideal but worked for 1 of my projects. 
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  • andrew_troupandrew_troup Member, Mentor Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2015
    Another workaround is to copy the part to a new part studio and then edit it so it becomes a surface model. (Each of the fundamental solid-creating features is also capable of creating surfaces)

    Onshape does permit the colouring of individual surfaces. If there are only a few surfaces needing colouring, you could create a hybrid model, part solid and part surface. 
  • james_wetzeljames_wetzel OS Professional Posts: 4 PRO
    * Bump * - I definitely still want this!
  • aaron_clarkaaron_clark Member Posts: 2
    Has there been any progress made on this? Changing the color on individual faces on a part is absolutely vital for me. 
  • TimRiceTimRice Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 229
    We cant comment on the progress of specific improvement requests but I can assure you that we are constantly working on improving Onshape. If you havent already, please submit this request through the feedback tool and we will notify you if an improvement is released!
    Tim Rice | User Experience | Support 
    Onshape, Inc.
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,948 PRO
     aaron_clark said:
    Has there been any progress made on this? Changing the color on individual faces on a part is absolutely vital for me. 
    This is a sadly missed feature for adding texture to models especially combined with split faces which we already have. I have worked around by having multi-bodies or different coloured surfaces but not ideal. Look forward to this improvement @timrice 
    Engineer ı Product Designer ı Onshape Consulting Partner
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  • ignas_savickasignas_savickas Member Posts: 1
    It looks like nearly 3 years have passed since this question was initially asked. Has any progress been made?
  • tim_snell803tim_snell803 Member Posts: 3 PRO
    BUMP - this feature would make colouring surfaces and quick presentable scenes a lot easier!
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,618
    @tim_snell803 - thanks for the reminder :smile: . This is one of the most asked for improvements and we are making progress. Turns out, it's a lot harder than you would think. Stay tuned.

  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,431 PRO
    Just marked next update to my calendar  ;)

    @NeilCooke 
    It's only coloring faces, what could go wrong =)
    //rami
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,495 PRO
    If it doesn't work the developers will have red faces...
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,948 PRO
    Just doing another un-needed subassembly here, to put some black bits on a silver part. No pun, it's just what I am doing and wish I could just split face and change colour.
    Engineer ı Product Designer ı Onshape Consulting Partner
    Twitter: @onshapetricks  & @babart1977   
  • GpivovarovGpivovarov Member Posts: 3 PRO
    Any development been made here? 
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,618
    Not yet. 
  • GpivovarovGpivovarov Member Posts: 3 PRO
    Please keep us posted, thanks for the quick reply! 
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