Materials in Configurations

You can configure materials for parts and for bodies of multibody parts.

Manual Methods

In the Material dialog box, when you specify a material, click Config to assign it to This configuration, All configurations, or Specify configurations. Otherwise, the material is applied to all configurations.

You can also configure a part's material in the Modify Configurations dialog box.

Design Table

You can configure materials in a design table. The column header uses this syntax:

For a part: $LIBRARY:MATERIAL@part_name
For a body in a multibody part: $LIBRARY:MATERIAL@body_name@part_name

$LIBRARY is the library name found in the top level of the tree in the Material dialog box. Examples: SOLIDWORKS Materials, SOLIDWORKS DIN Materials, Custom Materials.

MATERIAL is the name of the material as defined in the Material dialog box. Examples: Plain Carbon Steel, AISI 304, 1060 Alloy.

The column header is not case sensitive.

To enter a material, do one of the following:

  • Manually type the information.
  • Click in a cell and select from a drop-down list of material Favorites.

If a cell is left blank, it inherits the current material at the time the configuration is created.