What do you do when you work on a large assembly, with multiple levels of sub-assemblies, and want to apply the most common material to all the parts?
Opening each part file on its own and applying the material is extremely time-consuming. Instead of that follow this simple 3 step procedure:
- Open the main assembly
- Select all the part components
- Apply the same material to the whole selection
Sounds simple, does it not?
The problem is that even though SolidWorks is renowned for being the most intuitive CAD software available today, some workflows are not yet as straightforward as the users would like.
Case in hand: Step 2 – creating a selection set of only the components that are “parts”, while filtering out the sub-assemblies. It is doable but it is not intuitive.
That being said, once you used the technique shown in this video, the selection process is very fast (2 clicks only). Enjoy!