How to make/edit Material Database in SW08 or lower version

1) Start a new part. Right click on the Material and select Edit material from the pop up menu.

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2) Select any material from the list and click on Create/Edit Material.

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3) Click on arrow next to Solidworks material and select new material database.

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4) Save you database a name and at a specified location or Solidworks default Location. I have used My_mat07 as my database/library name.

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5) Add material classification and name. I have used My_Mat as material classification and XYZ as material name.

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6) Add visual properties.

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7) Start editing / filling in the properties by double clicking in the value cell. You can get these properties from various website over internet or material handbooks.

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8 ) Set the cross hatch for the material and click on OK when you are done.

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9) Great you just have made you own material database. You can see you new material in the list.

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I'll be happy to know your views and opinions as this will help me to improve. You can share them as comments below.

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