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Part color is not updated in the assembly - why?

A - answer You can assign a color (appearance) to an Inventor part either directly in the part (IPT file), or you can override its appearance on the assembly (or subassembly) level (in IAM).

If you subsequently change appearance of a part in its IPT document/file, a part with overridden appearance will not change its color in the given assembly (the change will not propagate to the assembly). To promote the updated part color to the assembly, clear the appearance override for that part.

Select the complaining part and in the "Appearance" rollup in the upper QAT panel, click on the "Clear overrides" - the very first item in the list. The new color should appear immediately and automatically.

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22.8.2014    3867x  
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See also:
Tip 9895:Missing or distorted parts of the ribbon or QAT panel.
Tip 9228:How to create a knurled surface in Inventor?
Tip 8917:How to change multiple face colors in Inventor?

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