I am trying to adjust the tint for the Polished Nickle..... is this shader like wood thus not allowing you to really edit it's default colour?
if Yes then does the 2010 version do that, and am I able to download the beta somewhere?
I can't answer the colour shading question but, providing you have current subscription support, SW2010-SP3 is available via the SW Customer Portals "Downloads" section.
On second thought, maybe I can answer the shading question.
Just set the material and colours to suit, and save the document as a material specific template (.prtdot).
The Scene also plays a large part in the colour and brightness of the on-screen image.
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