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Materials do not seem to apply/show after assigning

MrMad1966MrMad1966 Member Posts: 2
edited July 2020 in Using Onshape
Newbie using Onshape. Can't seem to understand or work out why when assigning materials to parts they do not show on the object. I can assign a new appearance just fine though..
(I should have mentioned I have folowed the instructions "Assigning materials to parts" from Onshapes Customizing Materials: Desktop help menu)
Any ideas please would be appreciated




  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,755 PRO
    Material is just a name set to the material property of the part and a density. Its purpose is for mass calculations and material callout on detail drawings.

    If you are expecting the part to also appear like the material, like glass, or wood; then you will need to set the appearance separately. Also there are no textures in Onshape, so wood grain will need to be added with a custom feature (https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/12844/wood-grain-texture-custom-feature), or by using a rendering app from the app store.
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