Materials are always welcome to add to the list. It's free to share with everyone.
Thank you and it's nice job, Chris
it'd save me lot of time filling info for new custom materials
EDIT: what's the source of your material properties? I use all kind of plastic materials for inject moldiling and sometimes have trouble find the mechanical prop for analysis
Here are some from my list of material (plastic)
Sources come from everything: other Engineers, online, other users from different companies, etc.
It's a slow process for me because I don't have a lot of time to look up materials. I also don't have access to SW from home, unless I can borrow a laptop from work.
I check to see if the material is already in the default SW database. If not there, I add to mine.
If you would like to add your list to mine, I would be happy to do that. The more in one database, the easier for everyone.
Like you, I got the material prop. from diff. sources and am not sure if it's 100% accurate. Too bad that most plastic material for inject molding is not available from matweb
I told my engineers to use it as ref. and we always double check the result with actual plastic parts
We have SolidWorks 2018 and I suspect the file structure differs from the version you had. Therefore I can not place the 'custom_matls_091516_sw2016.sldmat' file into C:\ProgramData\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 201x\Custom Materials folder. It just does not exist.
Add the file where you wish.
Within SW go to Tools/Options/System Options/File Locations. Drop down to Material Databases, add the database where you saved to.
Chris Saller wrote: Add the file where you wish.Within SW go to Tools/Options/System Options/File Locations. Drop down to Material Databases, add the database where you saved to.Restart SW.
Chris Saller wrote:
Yep, the really nice thing is that you can have multiple Material Databases in different folders all loaded into SW at one time. This is one area where SW made a good choice.
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