Bob, John - fair comments and I fully understand what you're saying. What I mean when I say clunky, and why I put it in wish list, stems from the following scenario: I have an assembly of approx 450-500 components (possibly more, see pic left), each that I've drawn over about 6 years, using different materials, some that are standard but most are custom made/modified.
When consolidating an assembly of parts from numerous computers or seperate hard drives, I find I end up with 3 versions of chrome, or 8 types of metallic blue etc.
The material pallet is "clunky" if you have many components with different materials and wish to change a material or material category to something else. Even if a component's new material assignment is used elsewhere in the drawing you may still need to scroll through 100's of materials to find it.
Example: That assembly (left) has one component of "ceramic jt2" - I'm blowed if I know which one and I'm not going to click the "Find Material of Selection" for every single part until I find it.
I still think "select by material" or Dave's "In Drawing" option for the material pallet is a must. Can't objects of multiple materials simply be listed as "mixed"?
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