Pretty self explanatory title. Just noticed Solidworks doesn't have bricks, rocks and cements etc in material database. Are they downloadable?
It is possible to create your own materials. You would just need to find the material properties to fill in. You can even link an appearance to that material.
Do you really mean as "materials"? They are probably available from 3rd party sources, but there would be very many depending on the type/density etc.
They are available as appearances, but that only helps with the visuals.
Its got several types of steels and aluminums, why not rocks? They could add some standard types of cements and rocks like granite, limestone, sadstone etc. Anyways, the wall is not critical to my product so appearance would be enough for now. Thanks for the response. If the need be, I'll make my custom material, like you said.
SolidWorks was originally thought of as a tool for mechanical engineers and it still has that as the primary focus. They include materials commonly used in tool and product design, not architectural materials. People have been stretching the limits ever since it was introduced.
I realize now. Like I said before, its not a critical part of my project either so appearance would suffice for me too. Apperance would suffice for most mechanicaal engineers. Sorry for making inappropriate demands...lol
I assume from the smiley face that you didn't take offense from my comments and that "inappropriate demands" was meant in a humorous way. I certainly did not mean to imply that your wanting bricks as a material was inappropriate. I was just trying to explain a bit of the history of the software. Users stretching the limits has been one of the main driving forces in the improvement of SolidWorks. The surfacing tools that exist now are worlds better than when I started using SolidWorks.
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