Adjust Fiber Color with Datasets

Modified on Sun, 26 Jan 2020 at 09:08 PM

Colors for Fibers in a Dataset

In some implementations, companies may want to adjust the fiber color per row of the datatable.

For instance, you may have “gauge” or “thickness” changing per row of the datatable, something like this:

In this scenario, the column for “color” will adjust the color used when the fiber is created in Creo Parametric, but this has no bearing on how the fiber appears inside of Creo Schematics. 

Since the Fiber itself contains the definition of the color shown inside of Creo Schematics, the parameter “color” field has no bearing on the actual color of the fiber graphically drawn.


If you want the “color” shown in Creo Schematics to change when you select an instance in the datatable, one way to get this to happen would be to define a Layer with an assigned color!

Layers with Color

First, under “View → Layer Control”, you can define layers as a part of your design template. 

From here, define layers as desired, and assign them colors.

From there, in your system settings, you’ll need to turn on the setting to “Apply Layer Color Settings to Elements”  

Once these layers are defined, you can now change add the “LAYER” as a column in your datatable! 

Now, when you assign a dataset to a fiber, the color of the layer will be applied to the fiber! 

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