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How to create a custom material in SOLIDWORKS

Tips and Tricks Naqibullah M 27 May 2020

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Have you ever wanted to assign a material to a part that you were not able to find the existing SOLIDWORKS Material database?

If the answer to that is yes, then this blog shows you how to create such material by duplicating existing material.

1. Create a new part or open existing part:

2. Edit the material:

How to create a custom material in solidworks

3. Copy an existing material, preferably use a similar material (to have to skip setting the colors):

How to create a custom material in solidworks

4. Create a new category for the new material:

How to create a custom material in solidworks

5. Paste the copied material into the new category (right-click on the new category):

How to create a custom material in solidworks

6. Change the material name and its properties:

How to create a custom material in solidworks

7. Optional: set the appearance:

How to create a custom material in solidworks

Naqibullah M
Applications Engineer
Central Innovation, QLD

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