Assigning an appearance to an assembly helps you visualize the finished product. So, what happens when you have appearance variations? With Creo 4.0, now you can assign “appearance states” to those variations. You can even link them to assembly combined views. Here’s how:
Appearance states are saved in the View Manager.
To open this dialog, click View Manager in the graphics toolbar.
You can’t change the Master Appearance; its purpose is to clear appearances. However, you can change the default. Just follow these steps:
The system saves the changes to the active appearance. In this example, the Default Appearance is active, so that’s where the change is saved.
From the Appearance tab in the View Manager dialog, click New to create a new appearance.
A new appearance is created and it becomes the active appearance. Now you can follow the same steps as we did to change Default Appearance.
Right-click Master Appearance in the View Manager and select Activate. The default appearance of the assembly is now used.
You can see a brief demo of these tips in the video below.
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