Femap Tips and Tricks

Set Random Property Colors

To aid model visualization it is sometimes useful to be able to clearly distinguish the various properties of the model. How can you assign individual colors for each property randomly in Femap?

First of all, to view the model by property color, we have to switch that on in View | Options  , by selecting 3..Property Colors under Element in the Labels, Entities and Color category.

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Then select Apply.

Now in the menus we can select Modify | Color | Property and we get the selection dialog. Alternatively in the Model Info tree we can expand the Model, right click on Properties and select Color.

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In the Color Palette dialog click the Random… button and the Color Assignment dialog will appear.

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At this stage we can assign the colors by ID (including separation of bands of IDs), entity type, or group to help distinguish model components and help model identification and verification. Click OK and Femap assigns random colors to all the individual properties.

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