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Offline kukk_0

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Partial plating is available?
« on: May 18, 2010, 04:37:48 am »
I have a pin with base material Tin needs plating Gold at the end of it. What can I do just is add Tin material to the pin. How can I plating? Can I attach material to one surface?
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(My PC is XP system, KS version is V1)

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Re: Partial plating is available?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010, 05:52:31 am »
Hi kukk_0,
Change the color on the one surface of the pin before exporting.

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Re: Partial plating is available?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010, 06:24:58 am »
Hi kukk_o;
I know what you are describing- I do it all the time on electronics components.  You need to create a descrete surface on the pin(s) to define the areas that will be TINN plated.  In SolidWorks I use the "split line" tool, then color the resulting surface something different than the pin to "map" the surface for KeyShot materials.  I don't know how to "split" in other modelling apps, but I know you can do it.  Perhaps an offest surface of about .0001"?  Hope this helps!
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Re: Partial plating is available?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010, 07:54:50 am »
Hi kukk_0,
Change the color on the one surface of the pin before exporting.
The model came from PRO/E WF4 .igs or .stp fromat. Could KS define material by surface? How? I just know define material by component.

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Re: Partial plating is available?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010, 08:04:07 am »
Hi kukk_o;
I know what you are describing- I do it all the time on electronics components.  You need to create a descrete surface on the pin(s) to define the areas that will be TINN plated.  In SolidWorks I use the "split line" tool, then color the resulting surface something different than the pin to "map" the surface for KeyShot materials.  I don't know how to "split" in other modelling apps, but I know you can do it.  Perhaps an offest surface of about .0001"?  Hope this helps!
Bill G
Thanks for your reply. You mean create another surface cover for each pin and define it as part in KS. It's a large work to do for me.

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Re: Partial plating is available?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2010, 08:50:28 am »
Apply a color to an individual surface on the part level inside Pro/E.

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Re: Partial plating is available?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2010, 12:27:00 pm »
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Apply a color to an individual surface on the part level inside Pro/E

That's how it's done, except on these pins the plating does not cover the entire pin, only a long portion of it, so the pin(s) requires an additional descrete surface (offset surface or split-line) in the CAD model to apply KS material to.  If the pins are patterned, it should be easy to just create this surface on one pin...
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Re: Partial plating is available?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2010, 01:11:10 pm »
You might be able to pull this off with a texture... I've created a similar effect by accident before. It may save you a little time and wouldn't have to import it again.

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Re: Partial plating is available?
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2010, 06:48:28 pm »
Thank you all.
An additional descrete surface (offset surface or split-line) in the CAD model and attach color in CAD model could resolve to issues.

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Re: Partial plating is available?
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2010, 06:53:41 pm »
You might be able to pull this off with a texture... I've created a similar effect by accident before. It may save you a little time and wouldn't have to import it again.
Thanks Cholton. You mean pull off with a texture in KS directly? But how to translate plating material to texture? Or download texture from some one?

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Re: Partial plating is available?
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2010, 04:48:08 am »
Right, you can pull it off with KS directly. I whipped this up in a few minutes this morning so it will get you an idea of what I mean.

The first one is a png file with a transparent half. The other is a pin model using the png and the settings I had used. The pin was all one color when exporting out of ProE.