|The Pro/E Color.map
Part colors are assigned from the Appearances dialog box (View > Model Setup >
Color Appearances ...). The colors shown in the Palette are the color map. They can be
assigned individually using the Add and Modify buttons ... or ... the palette can be assigned
at startup using a color.map file.
You can create your own color.map using the GUI from the Appearances dialog
box. Use the Save button to save the file to use it again.
TIP: Save the color.map file in your
Pro/E startup directory (the same place as the config.pro) so it can be read
automatically at the beginning of each session.
The table at the right is an example palette with 40 colors. A Pro/E color.map
file with these colors is available for you to download here if you would like a copy.
(You may need to use the right mouse button and "Save Link As ..." command.)
TIP: Pro/E used to have limitations on the number of colors allowed
in the map. As a carry over from those days the number of colors appears to be limited. If you would like
to see more colors in your palette, simply change the config.pro setting
NUMBER_USER_COLORS to a value that suits you. If you use the map above,
the number must be greater than or equal to 40.
TIP: To see the above colors with their corresponding RGB, HEX and 0-1
Pro/E color.map formats, Click here. The
conversion can be helpful when using images on web pages or when manipulating images in other graphics software.
Enjoy. See you next month.