Thursday, May 20, 2010

Solid Works Material Application and Catalogs

Have you been asking yourself these two questions:

How do you apply material in Solid Works?

How do you create a Solid Works Material Catalog?

Today, I will be sharing the solution with you. Here is how you apply material to a specific part in Solid Works:

  1. Open part to add material.
  2. Right Click – Material <not specified>
  3. Select – Edit material
  4. Select – SolidWorks Material dropdown
  5. Select – Material Library
  6. Select material that applies.
  7. Select – Green Check Mark

That's how you do it. Pretty simple, huh? But what if you don't have a Material Library or catalog to choose from? You need to create your own. Here's how:

  1. Right click- Material / Edit Material
  2. Select Material Library
  3. Select a similar material (2024-T3 Aluminum)
  4. Select – Create/Edit Material
  5. Fill in Material Name.
  6. Fill in Physical Properties.
  7. Select OK. The material will be added to the top of the list.

There you have it. Was that explanation sufficient?

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