Many of our engineers came out of Creo and don't comprehend that every assembly doesn't have to look like a kaleidoscope. Therefore, our part templates have the "Apply appearance" box unchecked in the materials dialog.
Is there a way to toggle this with a macro?
Right click the part's material
Select "Manage Favorites"
Pick a material
Activate the "Appearance" tab
Select the "Apply appearance of:" box
Is there a quick way to toggle it quickly without a macro?