How to assign material to different bodies in SOLIDWORKS

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When creating part files in SOLIDWORKS by default the entire part is assigned one material. There is an easy trick when working with a multi body part file to assign each body as a different material designation. With a multi body part file created we can see that the material specified in the feature tree is for the entire part.

Multi material 1

Instead of right clicking on material, right click on the body in the solid bodies folder.

Assign mat

This way each body will have their own material assigned.

Mat 3

Thanks,

Jordan Nardick, Elite AE
Applications Engineer
Computer Aided Technology, Inc.