Regarding Solidworks 2014 (SP2)...
In an assembly I have three identical copies of a single transparent acrylic component.
How may I give them different colours? When I change the colour of the first one to green (material...edit) they all become green even though only the first one is selected.
Clearly this change is getting pushed all the way back to the .sldprt file, but I only want this to happen at the assembly:component instance level.
I have tried to do this using a design table in the .sldprt file but I cannot figure out how to configure the columns. Also I couldn't persuade the appearance manager to understand what I want as the "copy/paste Appearance" features seem to overwrite the Appearance rather than adding new ones.