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How do I assign material to components in an assembly imported from a .stp file?

sam_quintanarsam_quintanar Member Posts: 10
I imported a .stp file and got this motor reducer assembly:  https://cad.onshape.com/documents/96926fdf99cd2e3de6461ad5/w/1a1dc9a7bf5a2089c598e726/e/af63ce359e5447dcfd65c937

I'd  like to assign material to each part of the assembly so mass properties can be shown. What is the workflow to accomplish this?


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    sam_quintanarsam_quintanar Member Posts: 10
    The answer is:

    1. Select a part from the part list, then  right-click on line selected in part list and click on ‘Edit in context’.

    2. Click on part in part list & right-click on line selected in part list and click on ‘Assign material’ 

    3.  After assigning material click on ‘Go to assembly’ button in top panel showing ‘Name-of-assembly displayed’ to return to assembly document
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