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New Material

New Material

New Material

Solidworks comes with quite a few materials, but we need to use some that aren't available. Can we create new materials, or is there a library that we can get them from? 2024-T3 is available, but not 2024-T3511.



RE: New Material

From the SolidWorks Help:

Creating a Custom Material
When you create a custom material, start with an existing material similar to the material you want to create.

To customize a material, copy a material to a custom library and change the copy's properties:

In a part document, right-click Material in the FeatureManager design tree and select Edit Material.
In the material tree, select the material on which to base the custom material.
Right-click and select Copy or press Ctrl + C to copy the material to your paste buffer.
In the material tree, select a category in a custom library. You can use the Custom Materials library or a library you created.

You can only add custom materials to categories within the Custom Materials library, not to the Custom Materials folder itself. To create a new category, right-click Custom Materials and click New Category.

Right-click and select Paste or press Ctrl + V.
Optionally, rename the material. Right-click the material and select Rename.
Edit properties of the material, then click Save.
Optionally, click Apply to apply the new material to the current part.

Jeff Mirisola, CSWE
My Blog

RE: New Material

Check out MatWeb.com as well....

Anna Wood
SW2014 SP2, Windows 7 x64

RE: New Material

To the OP: I just have to ask, did you even bother to look at the SW Help files before you posted your question? The process is fully explained there. Lots of stuff there. You should check it out!

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