In our workflow, we use parts in multiple configurations, but almost 100% of the parts are made of the same material. Is there a way to change material properties by default to all configurations?
the setting for material editing applying to various configurations is "sticky". meaning it defaults to what you last used.
Set which way you want while changing material.
This apply to most commands.
All clear. However, the sticky behaviour works in most parts for me, but not for sheet metal parts. If a sheet metal part is assigned a material I do have to go through the extra steps to make it change in all configurations. This causes errors by non-consistent behaviour of SolidWorks. My error, of course.
So no sticky behaviour in sheet metal parts could be intended?
Sheet metal get material from gauge table?
Not from gauge table, just created on the fly.
I just did a quick test on a new sheet metal part, had the material dialog set to al configs, added a material and hit ok. other configs still showed no material.
BUT, I then chose "config material" when I right clicked on the material in one config with no material assigned, and the table showed the material already assigned to all configs. hit OK and the material was shown in the feature tree in each tree.
I would not expect this to be expected behavior - I recommend reporting it to your VAR as a bug.
Material (and other properties) in tree don't update most of the time.
A rebuild might help.
Tried all the types of rebuild in my test sheet metal part. No update of material was done. Currently in between VAR's, so have to wait a bit.
Sorry Frederick, could only mark one answer as correct. Next time it's yours.
That's ok, I was too slow
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