Change model material in modeling

There is a greater disconnect from the display material now with the animated toolpath simulation.
A “Material” option in modeling would be cool.

The fact that each time you model a component it changes the material back to Cherry is also really not cool!!!


  1. Start with a new file and draw some vectors
  2. Model those vectors into a compound shape
  3. Decide it’s really hard to see the shape with the Cherry material & change it to wood grain…

You have to go to simulation to change the material. But now the material option is buried one level down in the simulation dialog, which you can’t access until you have toolpaths to simulate.
So create a dummy toolpath just so you can change the material.
Go back and add a component. Now it’s changed back to Cherry. Go back to simulation to change it again…