How to change edges' material in one time?

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How to change edges' material in one time?

Unread post by developing » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:34 am

Hello, everyone!
I couldn’t change the edges’ material by “Define multiple parts”, even though I have defined the materials in edge’s cat-file. So, how to change the edges’ material in one time.Image
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Re: How to change edges' material in one time?

Unread post by Todd » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:18 pm

What version are you using?
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Re: How to change edges' material in one time?

Unread post by developing » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:42 am

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Re: How to change edges' material in one time?

Unread post by Todd » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:22 pm

So to change material on your edge you must use the panel or edge function and as you stated the material must be in the catalog. because even if you change the material with define part or multiple the catalog will force that code back to the material defined in the catalog. They have improved this function in 6.18 2017 to be generic and not have to use the catalog but its a very rigged function in 6.17 and below. because of that I wont use it for our company.
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Re: How to change edges' material in one time?

Unread post by developing » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:22 am

So, is there another way to manage the edges' material ? Could you teach me, or send me by mail (4803293@qq.com) with any vedios, thank U very much!

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Re: How to change edges' material in one time?

Unread post by Todd » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:39 pm

So first ask yourself what do you want out the edge function in terms of data/information on your drawings or paper work
  • do you want it to graphically show different edge textures?
    do you want it to remove the material from the part because your edge bander does not have a pre-mill?
    do you want it to auto label the edges when drafting parts?
    do you want to use the edge shapes to calculation qty of material needed?
I asked my self these questions and came to the solution that the amount of time it takes to use the edge or panel function on every part that needs it was not worth the data output. I didn't need the edges to show different textures because we don't render for our customers just black and white and we have a pre-mill on our edgebander so I did not need it to cut the part down for me. so I just used reference and supplier in part characteristics for my edge material and edge code on each part to put in my bill of material and I use that and the part dimensions to calculate my edge material qty.
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Re: How to change edges' material in one time?

Unread post by developing » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:51 am

Thank U for your idea, I have solution for my problem. As you said I will use reference to export the data I want.

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