Google says plain carbon steel but that has a density of 7850 kg/m3 but in materials section solidworks it has it as 7800 kg/m^3?
..I think that is correct for mild steel but.. you could create your own?
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Thanks very much Paul, some great resources!
Gearoid Egan wrote: Thanks very much Paul, some great resources!
Gearoid Egan wrote:
sure... btw.. I have not done it in a while or if this works anymore (I'll test) but there was a export option here at MatWeb....
Does it make a difference to you? That's a 0.64% variation. Tolerance stackups could change the weight that much on many parts.
FWIW, I use 0.283 lbs./in.^3 which is 7833 kg./m^3. That's 0.4% and I'm not worrying about it.
Thanks Michael, I'm not sure what I was doing earlier. I was getting a 4kg difference on a 20kg object. seems not to be happening now! But this clears it up!
I'll say density is last thing you should worry for structural steel.
Find all mechanical properties and create a new material in a new material library.
It seems it's not possible to edit the material in the trial version of solidworks, am I correct in saying this?
Copy the plain carbon steel and paste in to materials then edit this copied part with the new grade
Carefully read my rely, again.
you can't edit the default material databases.
That's why Frederick Law was mentioning "...new material in a new database..."
Create a new material library. In a folder with your model. So you can keep and copy it wherever you go.
You can then copy material from SW library there and edit. Change name, properties.
Or create new one.
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