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Example: Using a Default Scale

You can set appearance textures, surface finishes, and decals to use a default scale or to scale to the model size. The default scale of SolidWorks textures, surface finishes, and decals mimics the real-life scale.

For example, in the following image, the textured appearance is scaled to the model size, creating a different texture scale on each body it is applied to:

However, in the following image, the same appearance uses a default scale:

To use a default scale instead of scaling appearances to the model size:
  • Click Tools > Options > Document Properties > Model Display and clear Automatically scale textures, surface finishes, and decals to the model size.

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