If applying a range of specific materials to your models is something you have to do regularly then the materials favourites bar is something you need to be using. Whether you use a library of customized materials or just one standard SOLIDWORKS material, making use of the favourites bar can save you a huge amount of time searching for and applying your materials.
To save a custom or standard material as a favourite;
- Go to your Feature Manager Design Tree and right click "Material <not specified>"
- Click "Edit Material"
- Find and right click on your desired material
- Click "Add to Favourites"
By Jon Weston-Stanley
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