Creating a Material Library
A material library is a database containing information about each material. SolidWorks provides a read-only library, SolidWorks Materials, and a library in which you can create custom materials, Custom Materials. You can create additional libraries to store custom materials.
- In a part document, right-click Material in the FeatureManager design tree and select Edit Material.
- In the Material dialog box, right-click any item in the material tree and select New Library.
- In the Save As dialog box, provide a file name in which to store the library.
Use a meaningful name. The name you provide becomes the display name for the library. You cannot rename it later.
- Right-click the new library in the material tree, select New Category, and type a name for the category.
You can now copy materials from other libraries in the material tree, paste them into the category, and customize them.