The part I am detailing is a cast iron part, and I have appropriately changed the material appearance to match. On the IDW, a section view shows in the hatched area the same material as the non-hatched area. BUT, as we know, when we cut a cast iron part in half, the cut section of the part looks different then the outside.
Is there a way I can change the material appearance of the sectioned area of the part on the IDW, so it appears more obvious that it's a cut section?
There is no automatic way to override a texture on a section face (that I know of).
One work around, although a bit tedious and annoying) would be to split the solid where you are going to create the section and apply a color override to the face. Then align your section line with the split.
I wouldn't want to have to do this for every part I make, but in the odd instance it would be okay.