Several file formats can be imported into SolidWorks but some are more effective than others. When you have the choice between multiple formats, you should pick the best one: the one which contains the most information. One should not just simply import a model into SolidWorks, there are good importation practices to follow.
Tag Archives: Material
Shared Material Database
When you open a part created by someone else using a custom material that is not in the default library, there is no easy way to copy that material to save it in your own Material Database to edit it or reuse it. I have been told that this enhancement request has been made a while ago but it is still pending…
The only workaround I found is to use a Shared Material Database. It is actually a good practice to have the whole team using the same database for standardization and consistency reasons anyway.