Trouble importing IGES


#1

Hello,

I am having troubles importing IGES into my rhino file. Basically the geometry loses the colors. I used to import all kind of geometry and the color will be the same one i exported from the authoring software . however starting from today all the iges import are by defaults black ! or ( Layer color ) which make it black. Can you please help me resolve this issue ?

I can’t find any iges options during import or during open !

Thanks

Eyad


(Pascal Golay) #2

Hi Eyad - as far as I can see in a quick test, colored objects make the round trip from and to Rhino and retain the object color. Do you have an example file you can post or send to tech@mcneel.com?

-Pascal


#3

thank you for your quick answer.

Yes i will prepare a file for you. I export iges from catia and import them into rhino . everytimes i used to do that, the color comes with it . however , one time I changed to color of the object in the properties to match the layer color. since then every time i import an object , it by default comes in the layer (IGES level 0) and the properties of the object is (Color By Layer) which is black .
The IGES level 0 layer was always black , but the objects in it used to be colored as custom color. but not any more
i reinstalled the software , same thing .
i will prepare an example real quick


#4

Sorry my bad,
after so many hours trying to figure out it end up being my mistake
before exporting from catia you have to put the geometry into design mode , not CGR
so my iges didn’t actually have color. Rhino is innocent


(Pascal Golay) #5

Awesome. Thanks for the update!

-Pascal