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Technical discussions => Plugins => PTC Creo => Topic started by: phatty70 on September 07, 2016, 11:53:14 am

Title: Use Assembly Level Appearances
Post by: phatty70 on September 07, 2016, 11:53:14 am
Hello!

Its seems that "use assembly level appearances" is no longer an option when exporting from the "latest" (keyshot6_creo1_plugin.dll) plug in.  Images from the Keyshot 6 and Keyshot 5 interface below.

This was a terrific feature when using assembly cuts to show a complete cross section of a product.  Will this feature return?

Title: Re: Use Assembly Level Appearances
Post by: Chad Holton on September 08, 2016, 05:19:50 am
Hi Phatty,

This is on by default now and no option to turn off (would need to suppress before sending over to KeyShot). Just to confirm, I did a quick test and assembly cuts are coming through for me.

Chad
Title: Re: Use Assembly Level Appearances
Post by: phatty70 on September 08, 2016, 06:24:03 am
Hi Chad,

Cuts come through - but colors applied to surfaces (of those cuts) do not.  I thought for certain this worked before but after a quick test using the old plugin it seems that colors don't come through (I would have wagered 5 bucks that this worked!).

Are colors applied at the assembly level "supposed" to come into keyshot?
Title: Re: Use Assembly Level Appearances
Post by: Chad Holton on September 08, 2016, 06:31:26 am
I'll do some investigating but I was thinking that assembly colors (including coloring the cuts) will work with Creo 3 but not Creo 2 and earlier. I'll let you know what I find out. Are you using Creo 1 or 2?
Title: Re: Use Assembly Level Appearances
Post by: Chad Holton on September 08, 2016, 06:47:56 am
Okay - did some digging around and confirmed that we only support assembly colors with Creo 3.
Title: Re: Use Assembly Level Appearances
Post by: phatty70 on September 08, 2016, 06:56:38 am
Currently on Creo2 - looking forward to getting my paws on Creo3 for this feature alone!

Thanks Chad!
Title: Re: Use Assembly Level Appearances
Post by: guest84672 on September 08, 2016, 08:29:15 am
Or wait for Creo 4 which will be released in November.
Title: Re: Use Assembly Level Appearances
Post by: phatty70 on September 08, 2016, 08:33:06 am
That would be even better - but we're ALWAYS at least one release behind.  Too many integrated system to test before rollout !
Title: Re: Use Assembly Level Appearances
Post by: timeless on September 15, 2016, 07:14:34 am
With Keyshot 5 and the Keyshot 5 Plugin for Creo 2.0 the option Use Assembly Level Appearances supported assembly colors.
Only the new Keyshot 6 Plugin for Creo 2.0 doesn't support assembly colors.
Can you reactivate the support for assembly colors in an future release of the Keyshot 6 Plugin for Creo 2.0?
Title: Re: Use Assembly Level Appearances
Post by: guest84672 on September 15, 2016, 07:48:25 am
We are looking into an update for the plugins. The API for Creo 1&2 doesn't support assembly colors. With the Creo 3 plugin it will use assembly colors when they are present. We will expose this as an option again.
Title: Re: Use Assembly Level Appearances
Post by: timeless on September 19, 2016, 06:55:50 am
Sounds great, thank your for your reply.
When will the update be available?
Title: Re: Use Assembly Level Appearances
Post by: guest84672 on September 19, 2016, 11:40:07 am
Within a couple of weeks I hope.
Title: Re: Use Assembly Level Appearances
Post by: guest84672 on December 09, 2016, 06:26:03 am
A new plugin for Creo 3 has been made available. Please download it here: www.keyshot.com/plugins