8 Replies Latest reply on Dec 9, 2016 10:10 AM by Bjorn Hulman

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

    Brandon Rausch

      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,