Learn how to add Custom Material in SOLIDWORKS

Learn how to add Custom Material in SOLIDWORKS

May 23, 2020 addonix Comments Off

SOLIDWORKS material Library has vast variety of materials to choose from. Still there are some requirements for change in properties of a material. The ability to add custom materials enables users to calculate an accurate mass or simulation of a part or assembly. The following steps show the processes to create a new material in SOLIDWORKS.

Step 1: In a part, materials can be changed by going to the design tree, right clicking Material, and selecting Edit Material.

Step 2: Create a new library

Once the Martial dialogue box is open, scroll to the bottom of the material tree. Right click on custom material and select New Library, then create a New Category within the Library. This example uses a library called Custom Plastics and a category called Non-Linear Plastics. Click Apply.

Step 3: Create a new material.

New materials can be created by copying and pasting a similar material, or entering the material properties manually. Existing SOLIDWORKS materials cannot be edited. To copy a material, simply click on a material in the existing SOLIDWORKS Library, right click and select copy. Right click in the new category and select Paste. Click Apply.

Step 4: Set the new material properties.

Select the model type, and enter the values by double clicking the value box. Click Apply.

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