I downloaded some STEP files and opened them in Inventor, but they're transparent, I can't change the color, and when I put them in a drawing, they don't show up. Does anybody know what happened?
I think the models you've downloaded were made with surfaces not solids.
Right click on the surface and then on 'Translucent'.
Thank you so much! I owe you one!
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There is no "Translucent" option, or anything having to do with it when the HUD pops up, and I can't find any similar options in the toolbars. Any ideas?
By the way, thank you for the suggestions!
I was right, it's not recognized as a solid.
Just use the Stitch feature, click Apply then Done.
You'll have to click on the surface in the feature manager tree to have that option, I don't think it'll show up in the drawing anyway but you can try.
Okay, can you point me to the model you've downloaded first?
I'm still having trouble finding that in Inventor. Do you know which tab to look under, or how to find this feature?
The composite files that come up transparent can be solved pretty easily, just right click the mouse and a list should come up. In this list you should see tranparent right by the visibility button, just click it off. If its transparent that usually means its a surface model though so you will be limited in what you can do with it.