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Linking Toolbox Custom Property to SOLIDWORKS Materials

A Toolbox custom property can be linked to SolidWorks materials library using the list option.  The material selected in the Toolbox configurator gets applied to the Toolbox part and the custom property can be displayed in the BOM.  Only one Toolbox property can be linked to…

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SolidWorks Tutorial – Apply Material to All Parts of an Assembly [VIDEO]

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…

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How to link a drawing note to the material property of a body

Jason Rackley was asking this question in the Solidworks Forum: Is it possible to link a note to the material of a body in a drawing (note)? I have a multi-body part with different materials assigned to each body.  In my drawing of the part I would like to attach a note to each body and link the note to the material of that body so that the note will automatically change when the material changes. The answer is YES, but with a twist, taking advantage of the weldments functionality, weldcuts tables and ballons – as you can see in this video (note there is no audio in the video):

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