When the utility “SelectMaterial”  is launched, the interface is activated in the task manager.

Like any use of this task manager, it can be pinned  so that there remains visible.


      


The databases materials are displayed in the part superiors:

  •  indicates a SOLIDWORKS database file that cannot be modified.
  •  indicates a custom database file.

When a material is selected one visualizes all the related information with this material: mechanical properties, appearance, hatching, properties filled in with their description etc.... which allows to target the material to be applied to the part.