Saving a Customized Appearance

You can customize an appearance by modifying an existing appearance.

  1. Use the Appearances PropertyManager to change an existing appearance or browse to a saved appearance.
    To make the default scale of a texture or surface finish appear on a model, click Tools > Options > Document Properties > Model Display and clear Scale appearance textures, surface finishes, and decals to the model size. Example: Using a Default Scale
  2. On the Color/Image tab, click Save appearance.
  3. Click Save.

    The folder where you saved the file is added to System Options > File Locations > Custom - Appearances .

  4. If a prompt appears asking whether to make the folder visible in the Decals folder of the Task Pane, click Yes.
    The folder appears on the Task Pane. System folders are yellow. Folders containing custom appearances are blue.
    Use one of these techniques to send models with custom appearances, decals, or scenes (including any required lights) to others:
    • Click Document Properties > Model Display , and select Store Appearance, Decal and Scene data in model file.
    • Use Pack and Go.