There are times when I'm working in Autodesk Showcase that I find I need to change the color of a portion of a face, and I'm not able to do so.
For example, here's a model I built in Autodesk Inventor. It has the KETIV logo on it, which I'd like to change it to red. When I select the model, the entire model highlights
|I just want to select the letters!|
Usually this is because the faces were imported as a single color, and Showcase "unified" them.
So what to do? I could open the file in Autodesk Inventor, copy faces or change color there, and update the CAD model. But Showcase has a tool that can do this for us, without having to fall back to a CAD tool.
Extract Patches as New Objects. This tool copies faces and creates new ones that can have Showcase materials applied to them.
|Extract Patches as New Objects will do the trick!|
|Extracting the patches|
|Now the patches can be selected separately|
And if you have a tip on how you might approach this challenge, leave a comment!