This setting can be found in Options > Document Properties > Detailing > Use model color for HLR/HLV in drawings. Note that any appearance applied at the assembly level will override a part level appearance. Also, colors assigned using the Layer or Line Format toolbar in the drawing will override the colors coming from the model.
But wait, there’s more! So far, we’ve discussed color in HLR and HLV display styles in the context of drawings only. What about part and assembly files? This can be done as well with a few settings enabled. In the part, enable the setting in Options > Document Properties > Model Display > Apply same color to wireframe, HLR, and shaded.
In the assembly, enable two options in the View menu: Draft Quality HLR/HLV and Use Component Color in HLR/HLV.
The next time you are working in SOLIDWORKS, take advantage of using color to help identify different components in assemblies, save ink on prints, and even match the production color of parts, if desired.
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