I have a part I am using for reference that is a 6061-T651 and want to add it to my custom material, yet when I edit its not present on my list, so is there a way to copy form the part file?
Go to edit material from part, then create a category under custom materials and paste it, don't forget to click save
I tried this, but it does not show the proper properties of the material, I know I could simply copy 6061-T6 and it would be close if not close enough for most of the stuff we do with simulations etc, but I would like to just copy what was defined in the part if that is possible or do I need to just add a material and look up all the variables that Solidworks has listed?
Sorry If I am missing your point but material properties have necessary information in them. What property are you missing to work on?
Yeah the reference part I am working with is 6061-T651 and evidently whoever made it had it in their custom materials and it would be nice to just be able to copy it from the part, but as I don't have it in my materials it is blank other than looking up all the information or using something close 6061-T6 and call it good, but I was hoping for a way to save me the trouble of reinventing the wheel so to speak
Check your file locations for material databases in options. It should be like "C:\ProgramData\Solidworks\Solidworks 2016\Custom Materials". Copy .sldmat file and paste attain custom materials
I don't know what the difference is between T6 and T651, but can't you start with the T6 and copy it to make the changes to create the T651?
The "51" in T651 simply means that it has been stress relieved by stretching. It's mechanical/physical properties are identical to 6061-T6.
I did what all 3 of you suggested, but it would seem if there was a material already given to a part that the data would stay with the part file and thus be able to copy to your local material database via it custom database or the standard.
I am assuming (I know bad practice...) that 6061-T6(SS) is the same as 6061-T651 or close enough for most things as we don't do a whole lot of simulations but would be nice to make it correct for the next guy so to speak, I hate furthering bad information.
Thanks for the suggestions, not sure how to make who correct as you all were.
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