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Alloy custom properties

Question asked by K. Nezumi on Jan 15, 2021
Latest reply on Jan 18, 2021 by K. Nezumi

Hi

 

I'm new to SW but not to CAD. I'm using SW2021.

 

I would need to create a library of custom materials, each of them defined as alloys with different compositions. While an alloy's compositions will affect its mass and thus all calculations based on mass, which in turn will impact stress analysis and likely other elements, the differences are negligible in regard to the products these materials would be applied on.

 

However, it is very important for each part drawing to contain a section dedicated to the alloy composition. It is not enough for it to contain a material name so that the recipient of the drawing can look up the specific composition in a table. The entire alloy composition has to be displayed on each drawing. (Not my call, but it is a requirement). At the moment, this is accomplished via some sort of table that is (I think) filled out manually, adjusted or copied between files.

 

What I am imagining is something along the lines of a library containing all the alloys we are working with, each containing a complete composition list. After the material is assigned to the part, upon placing the part in the drawing, the specific alloy composition would be updating one or several notes in the drawing's title block.

 

Is this possible? And if yes, how can it be achieved.

 

Please let me know whether or not I have explained this properly.

 

Thank you for your help.

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