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Assigning a Default Appearance

The default appearance is used when all other appearances have been removed.

The name of the default appearance is displayed in parentheses in the Task Pane, on the Appearances tab , next to the Appearances folder. When you click the Appearances folder, an image of the default appearance is displayed with a indicator in the Task Pane.

The color appearance set to the default appearance.

SolidWorks provides two suggested default appearances, color and texture, both of which you can edit.

To assign a new default appearance:

  1. In the Task Pane, on the Appearances tab , navigate to an appearance.
  2. Right-click an appearance and click Set as default appearance.

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