Transferring Material Properties from Library Profiles

You can transfer the material properties of a library profile when you use it as a structural member.

You can also transfer the material properties of library profiles that have configuration-specific materials.

Transfer Material from Profile is available and selected by default for new structural member features. Between SOLIDWORKS sessions, the software retains the choice you made to transfer or not transfer materials.

If you choose to transfer the library profile material and no material was previously assigned to the document, the transferred material is assigned as the global document material, as well as the material for the specific cut list items where it applies.

To transfer the material properties from library profiles:

  1. Create a sketch.
  2. Click Structural Member (Weldments toolbar) or Insert > Weldments > Structural Member.
  3. In the PropertyManager, select the Standard, Type, and Size for the profile.
  4. In the graphics area, select sketch segments to define the path for the structural members.
    If the library profile you specified in step 3 has a material assigned, Transfer Material from Profile is available and selected.
  5. If Transfer Material from Profile is available:
    • Leave it selected to transfer the material to the part.
    • Clear it to prevent the material from being transferred.
  6. Click .
    In the FeatureManager design tree:
    • The Material node shows the transferred material.
    • When you expanded the newly-added cut list items, they are assigned the transferred material.