I am trying to define yeild strength to "PC High Viscosity" material so I can run it thru the SimulationXpress Analysis Wizard.
Awesome. I am so glad that you got it to work.
No I never noticed that this thread started back in September.
Good things or results sometimes take some time.
Unfortunately only one can get marked the right answer, or you can just mark the
complete thread as answered with no particular response getting the credit. At the
top of the thread when you open it is a selection to mark this thread as answered.
If i am understanding you correctly, you simply want to define the Yield Strength of a custom material PC High Viscosity.
Firstly, the material must be in the Custom Materials folder, or some other custom material library, you cannot edit the properties of the Solidworks Materials or Solidworks DIN Materials. (So the material must be listed in a Blue folder not a yellow folder in the material manager).
First, go into your part, then right click on the Material in the parts feature tree. This will bring up the Material definition window.
Go through the list of Materials on the left hand side, and once you find the material in the Custom Materials folder click on it. In the Properties tab on the right you can then define the Yield Strength. Left Click Apply and CLOSE when complete.
IF the material is not editable, because it is not in the Custom Materials folder, you can copy the material from the SolidWorks Material folder to the Custom Materials folder. Simply find the material in the SolidWorks Material right click on it and click COPY. Then go to the appropriate folder in Custom Materials and right click paste. You cannot paste it into the top level of Custom Materials, it must be in a Library under that. So if there is no available library's create one by Right Clicking on the Custom Materials folder and clicking New LIbrary.
Let me know if you run into any snags. Once the Yield Strength is defined and you click Apply SolidWorks will apply those materials properties to the part allowing it to be simulated accordingly.
First of all, thank you Jeremiah for your response.
I read and followed your instructions to see if I had missed anything, but I have done all you suggested and achieved the same result as before.
Yes, you understand me correctly; I simply want to define the Yield Strength of a custom material PC High Viscosity, as is required by SimulationXpress Analysis Wizard in order to run the Analysis.
I have inserted PC High Viscosity in the custom materials folder.
From the tree, I right click and edit the PC High Viscosity material. In the properties tab there is no yield strength property available.
Even if I add a custom property and apply it, then attempt to run SimulationXpress Analysis Wizard, in the SimulationXpress Analysis Wizard under the materials tab the message reads, ”Yield strength is not defined for this material.”
This seems to be a simple task, but I have looked all over for an answer and have found none.
Since you are not seeing the yield strength this means you have to edit the matieral through note pad.
If you are not familiar with how to edit the material file this way can you post your main material file
and this custom one? I know how to do it and will do it for you if you want.
Scott thank you for your response.
I appreciate your willingness to help, I am the do it and learn it type.
I had never heard of not pad. Do you mean note pad by chance?
I searched on line for not pad and was unable to find anything appling to file editing.
When I opened the file in note pad, many of the properties were missing. (See Picture)
Sorry Sam. Yes I meant "Note Pad". Lazy pinky on the keyboard
didn't give me an "e". You can do it in MS Word as well.
How can I help you with this?
Sam, It seems as though the material is not being attached to the model. Can you share your model, I would like to take a look at it and see if I can duplicate it. You can directly edit the materials file via notepad as Scott suggests, however incorrect editing in this manner can cause material library corruption... Setting it up as a custom material should allow editing of those variables as long as you are trying to edit them in the custom library and then apply that custom material too the part. Thanks, Jeremiah
Thank you Jeremiah,
The red face is for restriant and the yellow is for load in SimulationXpress Analysis Wizard.
The important part is how you have the new material generated. Check here to know How to make/edit Material Database (pardon me if you have already done this).
BTW I'm able to complete the FEA using SimulationXpress on your file. So can you share the custom material you have made to check that too.
Thank you for your reply,
I executed your instructions with this as the result.
When I attempted to run SimulationXpress Analysis Wizard, in the SimulationXpress Analysis Wizard,
under the materials tab the message reads, ”Yield strength is not defined for this material.”
I continued to run the analysis wizard, ad this was my result. (See Picture)
Seems like there is some issue when you create the new material. Does it happens if you use SW default materials.
And can you attach the custom material you made to test.
SW default material is where it started.
When I created this custom material, I did not change any properties in it.
Well when a new material is created all properties all not filed up automatically, so you need to fill them.
Go to material editor and add the value as required.
Here you go. I edited your material file and added the yeild strength to it.
If you add this file to your material directory, or just edit it and add it to your existing
material file you should be fine. The value I added you will have to adjust with in a Solidworks
session to the value you need. Hope this helps.
Scott thank you for your time on this.
In the file you sent I can see the yeild strength in the property tab.
I am beginning to think something is wrong with my installation, even with the file you modified and sent back, I get the same result. (See Picture)
Make sure you replaced the file properly. Also check if you set the File location for the modified material sent by Scott under Tools > Options > File Location > Material Database.
BTW did you tried editing the material while in the SimulationXpress mode.
Thank you both so much, did you see I originally posted this in September.
Now, how can I give you both credit for answering the question?
I got it to work, but not without alot of help from the two of you.
Thank you again.
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