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New and Enhanced Appearances

There are many new appearances in SolidWorks 2013, including liquids, plastics, and organic materials such as waxes and translucent marbles. In addition, brushed metals now show directionally-dependent (anisotropic) reflections to create a more realistic appearance.

It is recommended that you experiment with the new materials in a number of different contexts to get the best results. Factors like lighting, reflections, and the thickness of the model affect the appearance.

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