Subject: Working with materials

Materials are images or textures that enhance the visual appearance of entities when they are rendered. From CADdirect’s Explorer, you can use the Materials element to load materials from a material library to your drawing so your drawing contains only those materials you need, which helps reduce the drawing file size. You can also cut, copy, and paste materials from one drawing to another.

Once you import materials to the drawing in the Explorer, you can then assign them to entities and layers, include them in packages created with the eTransmit command, and render them with visual styles directly in CADdirect.

For more details about working with visual styles, see Using dynamic visual styles for hiding, shading, and rendering.

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Displaying information about materials in the Explorer

Importing materials to the drawing

Assigning materials to entities and layers

Copying materials

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