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Toolbox overrides custom component colors

Question asked by Quentin Torgerson on Aug 8, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 8, 2017 by Quentin Torgerson

Hi everyone,


I'm working with SolidWorks 2016 and a custom Toolbox folder


I have created a few custom toolbox components that use configurations, and have no material assigned.  When I create them I set their appearances to a custom appearance, and I apply the same appearance to all configurations of the toolbox component.  The problem I'm running into is that SolidWorks applies 'satin finish stainless steel' appearance to my components after I add them to the toolbox.  I have even gone into the toolbox and edited the component to change the appearance back to what I had set it to. This works until I go to add it to the assembly again or until I edit an existing version of it in my assembly.  At that point it changes back to satin finish stainless steel.


Is there some global toolbox color setting that I can change to prevent this override?  Am I missing some step in the process to maintain my colors?  Is this a bug?


Thanks in advance for the help,