Enhancement Details

Select 3D Parts for 2D Contours by Color

Easily create color-coded contour sets that match part colors in the 3D CAD file.

Product Information

Product Author
Product / Module PTC Arbortext IsoDraw
Version 7.3
Product Functional Area 2D Drawings
3D Drawings
User Interface Location  
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices

Benefits and Description

First, select parts (objects) by color in the 3D assembly. Then, add the selected color parts to a contour set with a matching fill color.

To select the colored parts in 3D mode, click Edit  > Select. In the Select elements dialog box, choose Color, and then specify the color selection criteria. Select the Select objects only check box. This limits the selection to elements that have object info, such as parts in an assembly. Click Select.

Add the color-selected parts to a contour set with a matching fill color. Repeat for parts with different colors. When done, project the 3D assembly and all color-matched contour sets to 2D at once.