1. you can vote for enhancement SPR 1009635: SOLIDWORKS Visualize - support Mold Tech and Pantone appearances in Visualize library.
This can be done from your SOLIDWORKS customer portal account, under the enhancement request section.
2. There is a quick short cut to copy paste appearances. With the appearances selection tool active, Shift + left click on the appearance you want to copy, shit + right click on the parts where you want to assign the copied appearance. This should save you some time
3. We do not have a measure tool like the one in SOLIDWORKS
4. I should see an example to correctly interpret the question.
5. You can group parts in the models tree.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for all the info! Here is more on the preview vs. rendering. In my Visualize work space, some of my plastic appearances come through as just flakes with high contrast:
Basically anytime I want to see how the texture of a new appearance will come out, I have to do a full render, because a preview shows the same thing as my work space.
Hi Jeffrey ,
to elaborate on Mattias' comment
1. there is no pantone library but you can use the colour dropper inside of visualize and drag and drop it outside of the visualize environment. this means if you have a digital pantone library or you google the pantone number you should be able to capture the correct colour, I have found this to be a pretty accurate way of representing pantone in visualize.
2. beyond the quick copy and paste of appearance you can copy an appearance that you want to add to many parts , then you can pre select all the parts you would like to apply the apperance, RMB and select "Assign Appearance"
3. not entirely sure what you mean with this but further to mattias' comment although there is no measure tool the default coordinate lines in visualize are 1m x 1m x 1m to help with correct scaling if required.
4. I would suggest not using preview mode too much especially for appearance accuracy , I generally keep settings at fast "Quality" or Fast "speed" settings for more accurate appearances while still maintaining performance.