Have you ever faced following problem while applying the appearances to the components or assembly?

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Sangeeta Bondre, Engineer – Tech Support Mar 16th, 2021

1. Applied an appearance to the part but at assembly level and when you open the same part in its own window the applied appearances are not visible.

To understand this behaviour, first you must understand the following key points:

1. Hierarchy of the appearances.

2. Meaning of appearance icons in Feature Manager Design Tree.

Hierarchy of the appearances

Here is the hierarchy of the appearances at part level –

  1. Faces
  2. Features
  3. Bodies
  4. Parts

Hierarchy of the appearances

Why is the appearance hierarchy sort order listed in this way, because they are listed by their level. (Refer above attached image)

Hierarchy of the appearances at assembly level –

  1. Component
  2. Faces
  3. Features
  4. Bodies
  5. Parts

Hierarchy of the appearances at assembly level

Meaning of appearance icons in Feature Manager Design Tree
(For this I am using a assembly which contains sub-assembly as well as components)

using a assembly which contains sub-assembly as well as components

ball symbolThis ball symbol indicates that an appearance has been applied
sub assembly at the assembly levelThe appearance has been applied to the sub assembly at the assembly level. (The upper half ball symbol)
The lower half ball symbolThe color/appearance applied at the part level is being used at the assembly level.
(The lower half ball symbol)
Both the half ball symbolAn appearance has been applied at both the level part and assembly. (Both the half ball symbol)

Note : When you apply an appearance at assembly level it overrides all the appearances applied at part level.

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