Adding Sustainability Data to a Custom Material

You can perform sustainability analysis with a custom material by linking your custom material to a material with similar characteristics in the default SOLIDWORKS Materials database. The analysis is then performed using the Sustainability characteristics of the SOLIDWORKS material.

If a SOLIDWORKS material does not have Sustainability defined, you can copy the material to the Custom Materials folder to link it to a material in the SOLIDWORKS Materials database.
  1. In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click Material and click Edit Material.
  2. In the Material dialog box, in the left panel, select the custom material.
  3. On the Properties tab, beside Sustainability, click Select.
  4. In the Match Sustainability Information dialog box, select the material that is most similar to your custom material.
    Only materials with a link to the Sustainability database are listed.
  5. Click OK.
    The linked material appears in Sustainability.
  6. Click Apply, then Close.