I am working with marketing to provide photorealistic renderings of our machine products, typically made up of several thousand parts.
We have assemblies that were created in various software versions and imported parts. I need to update them all to current 2011 appearances. Switching to the assembly display manager and sorting by alphabetical groups all of the divverent appearances together and I can select them, but any attempt to replace all of them together with a new appearance results in only one of them changing. It is a very tedius process to do it one at a time.
Is there any way to mulitple replace perform a global appearance replacement and have it occour at the part level?