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Using a Custom Material

If the material you want to assign to the part is not in the SolidWorks Material library, you can create a custom material. When you create a custom material, start with an existing material similar to the material you want to create.

To create a material:

  1. In the Material dialog box, in the material tree, select the material on which to base the custom material.
    1. Right-click and select Copy or press Ctrl + C.
    2. In the material tree, select a category in a custom library. You can use the Custom Materials library or a library you created.
    3. Right-click and select Paste or press Ctrl + V.
    4. To rename the material, right-click the material and select Rename.
  2. Edit properties of the material and click Save.
  3. Click Apply.

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