I have asked this question before... Am I the only person that has used the modo appearances for solidworks?
I have used some of the modo material appearances on parts that I have rendered in solidworks/photoview 360 2013. The appearances were editable using the mapping tool regards scale, angle, etc. You were able to see the changes in the solidworks window before rendering and the render would follow suit.
I have opened the same parts using the same modo appearances in 2014 and now 2015 and they can be edited using the mapping tool, with the changes showing up in the solidworks window. When you click to render though the rendered appearance doesn't follow suit.
I have tried a variety of the appearances and none render as they do in PV360 2013.
The first image is how it appears in PV360 2013, the second is the same part in PV360 2014
I can edit the size and angle of the mesh in 2013 but no matter what I change the size and angle of the appearance to in 2014 and 2015 it appears as it does in the second image.