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Is there a way to link the solidworks part material to a specific layer in the drawing?

Question asked by Brandon Rausch on Dec 8, 2016
Latest reply on Dec 9, 2016 by Bjorn Hulman

At the company I'm with, we have drawings standards that certain materials get certain colors on a drawing.  This works in general because the average user can glance at a drawing and figure out which parts are which materials.  For example, aluminum is a cyan color, steel is a yellow color, pine is a green color, vinyl is blue, etc.  Is there a way in solidworks (I'm in 2016) to link the material to a layer?  I see the crosshatch is linked to the material.  We're converting some of the drawings into a different cad program, and it is a real pain to have to select every component, and then switch the layer to get the color.  Even if there is a custom way I can do this, I would love to know.  I would then put it in the template so everyone's issues are resolved.  Please help!

 

Thank you,

Brandon

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