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Appearance in Assemblies

By default, components that you add to an assembly are displayed using the appearance properties (such as color and transparency) specified in the original part document. This is true for all shaded and wireframe display modes. You can override the part appearance for selected instances, or use the default appearance for the assembly. You can apply the changes to the part document or to the component in the assembly (leaving the part document unchanged).

To change the appearance properties of selected component instances:

Do one of the following:

  1. In the Display Pane, click in the Appearances column for the component and select Appearance.

  2. Make selections in the Appearances PropertyManager.

  3. Click .

- or -

  1. Select a component in the FeatureManager design tree or in the graphics area. To select multiple components, hold Ctrl as you select.

  2. Click Edit, Appearance, Appearance.

  3. Make selections in the Appearances PropertyManager.

  4. Click .

The appearance properties of the selected instances change.

To toggle the wireframe display color of components:

Click View, Display, Use Component Color in HLR/HLV.

  • When this menu item is selected, assembly components appear in the wireframe/HLR color of the component.

  • When this menu item is cleared, assembly components appear in the wireframe/HLR color of the assembly.

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