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Old 10-20-2006, 10:39 AM
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Part color cycle

My apologies if the latest version has this enhancement, I am at version 13.20B. As a goodie I appreciated the ability to cycle through my color palette with every newly created part, I've lost the customization through the years. It's a great time saver, so I'd love to have this as a standard feature.

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Old 09-15-2009, 06:56 AM
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Re: Part color cycle

I had forgotten I posted this such a long time ago. I'm configuring a new laptop with Modeling version 16 and wondered if this option is avavilable now as a goodie or better yet as a supported feature.

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Old 09-15-2009, 10:05 AM
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Re: Part color cycle

I remember a utility like that as well but don't know what ever happened to it. I checked the Goodies list in version 16 but didn't see anything like that. I searched around in the settings but couldn't find a standard setting to do this. Maybe there is a secret command line switch that will do it. Have you tried contacting support?
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:18 AM
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Re: Part color cycle

I haven't contacted support yet, I just assumed it was implemented. This is a fantastic enhancement. I'll check with support before requesting this as a permanent enhancement.
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:37 PM
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Re: Part color cycle

As a follow-up, support did send a lisp file. Unfortunately my customization skills are not up to speed, and I was unable to install the file. Any chance this can become an enhancement it would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Part color cycle

A LISP file is one that run as a program in Modeling.

Wow, four years going on this question and almost to the answer.
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:02 PM
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Re: Part color cycle

I believe the basic functionality is already there, as I had this years ago, though it's now been so long the details of the functionality are somewhat fuzzy. But the basic idea would be to start with the basic color palette and then have the ability to add some additional colors, and save them to the color cycle. Each successsive part has the next color. A huge time saver!
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:39 PM
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Re: Part color cycle

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Wow, four years going on this question and almost to the answer.
This functionality has not and probably will not be added to the basic code because it is already available as a training example in the integration kit documentation.

It's been there for many versions.

Help-->Help Topics. Make the Contents tab the active tab.
Select Documentation for advanced users.
Select Integration Kit.
Select Examples
Select Color parts

You can copy the code and paste it into a text editor,(as always, I recommend using notepad++) then save as a lisp file, and load it program from your file browser.
After you load the lisp file, the color parts program will be added to your Toolbox.

You can add a function to input your file into your sd_customize file and it will be there whenever you start Modeling.

(INPUT "C:/<path to customization directory>/color_parts.lsp")

Substitute your own path, but be sure to use the forward slashes, not backslashes in the pathname.
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