Image on part-disappear in assembly

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Koemi
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Image on part-disappear in assembly

Postby Koemi » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:04 am

Placing an image on a plane of a part is easy using the image WB. Rotating, placing, scaling; it all works fine.

I am creating a 3D housing of an industrial PC and I like to project an image on the front and back of the housing. The images are in fact all possible connections (quite a lot), so I do not have to draw all of them in 3D. Up to this point, everything is going well.

But then... When I try to place this PC in an assembly the images disappear.

In the Part WB using 'Make compound' or 'Make a union of several shapes' create the same issue.

Of course it is possible to place the images in the final assembly, but that is not the solution I would like obviously...

Anyone who knows another workaround maybe? :?:


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openBrain
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Re: Image on part-disappear in assembly

Postby openBrain » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:11 am

If I were you, I'd work with a vector image of the connector and convert it to a Part object so it can be integrated in the model.
If you don't have one, you can get a rough one by vectorizing your bitmap image with eg. Inkscape. ;)
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Re: Image on part-disappear in assembly

Postby chrisb » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:34 pm

Koemi wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:04 am
Version: 0.16.6712 (Git)
Your version is utterly outdated. You should consider upgrading to 0.18 or even 0.19.
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Re: Image on part-disappear in assembly

Postby Koemi » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:48 am

chrisb wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:34 pm
Your version is utterly outdated. You should consider upgrading to 0.18 or even 0.19.
I will in the vey near future. But... will this solve my specific problem?
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Re: Image on part-disappear in assembly

Postby chrisb » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:40 am

Koemi wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:48 am
I will in the vey near future. But... will this solve my specific problem?
Sorry I cannot help you here, I just thought if you have to upgrade anyway you could just try it.

To get better information about your original question you should tell other helpers what kind of assembly you use.
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Re: Image on part-disappear in assembly

Postby Koemi » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:21 am

chrisb wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:40 am
To get better information about your original question you should tell other helpers what kind of assembly you use.
Here it is
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