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SetMaterialProperty Method (IBody2)

Sets the material for this body.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function SetMaterialProperty( _
   ByVal ConfigName As System.String, _
   ByVal Database As System.String, _
   ByVal MaterialName As System.String _
) As System.Integer
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IBody2
Dim ConfigName As System.String
Dim Database As System.String
Dim MaterialName As System.String
Dim value As System.Integer
value = instance.SetMaterialProperty(ConfigName, Database, MaterialName)
System.int SetMaterialProperty( 
   System.string ConfigName,
   System.string Database,
   System.string MaterialName
System.int SetMaterialProperty( 
&   System.String^ ConfigName,
&   System.String^ Database,
&   System.String^ MaterialName


Name of configuration 
"solidworks material.sldmat" or "" or "custom materials.sldmat" (see Remarks)
Name of the SOLIDWORKS material to apply to the body (see Remarks)

Return Value

Return status as defined by swBodyMaterialApplicationError_e



You can only use materials from a valid SOLIDWORKS materials database. You can specify either "solidworks materials.sldmat" or "" for the SOLIDWORKS Materials database or "custom materials.sldmat" for the Custom Materials database. To find out the names of the materials in the materials database:

  • Open the database as an XML stream and work with the XML API to get the data.

- or -

  • Click the Edit Material button on the Standard toolbar and examine the names of the materials listed beneath SOLIDWORKS Materials or Custom Materials.

See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2010 FCS, Revision Number 18.0

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