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Example - Visualizing Discrete Properties

In this example, you colorize the components based on MakeOrBuy. Each component has a value of either M or B.

To visualize the assembly:

  1. In Assembly Visualization, click the column header to sort the components by the MakeOrBuy property.
  2. On the left side of the panel, click the vertical bar to turn the color spectrum on.

    The vertical bar displays a spectrum of colors from red to blue. In the graphics area, each component changes to its adjacent color in the Assembly Visualization panel.

    In this case, the blend of colors applied in the graphics area does not accurately represent the fact that only two discrete values are possible.

  3. Right-click one of the color sliders and click Group Identical.

    The red and blue sliders disappear, and are replaced by four new sliders. Two of the new sliders are one color, and two are a contrasting color. In the graphics area, all the B parts are one color and all the M parts are another.

    The colors in your model might be different from those shown here. The colors are randomly assigned.

    To change the colors, you can right-click and click Group Identical again. To change to specific colors, you can right-click each slider and select Change Color.

  4. Save the assembly to save the Assembly Visualization settings.

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