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Barbell
09-20-2013, 01:12 PM
Hi,
I need to know how to map existing materials to the same drawing automatically after importing a new drawing into an existing file.

We often have to make changes to drawings in autocad and then re-import into a bunkspeed file. Instead of dragging all the same materials to the parts I would like to know how to have this done automatically to save time.

I usually just delete the existing model in the bunkspeed file and re-import the new drawing. There must be a way in can remember which layers have the materials attached from the previous drawing.

Hope I am clear.

Looking forward to an answer.

Byron

andy
09-20-2013, 06:00 PM
it's called autopaint. It's not really a "production ready" feature yet though.

david.randle
09-23-2013, 07:11 AM
AutoPaint can be enabled in Tools > Options > Import. Autopaint will account for the material getting automatically assigned to any part with the the same name that is re-imported. Textures on the material will have to be remapped however as UV's are a part setting in our tools, not a material setting.

Hope this helps