How to add materials to the SOLIDWORKS Material Database [VIDEO]

Article by Siavash Khajehhasani updated January 25, 2016


Since the SOLIDWORKS 2014 release you are able to download additional materials for your SOLIDWORKS Simulation Material Database from the Matereality website which has a much broader range of advanced material properties that have been physically tested.

As shown in Figure 1, you can access additional materials using the SOLIDWORKS Materials Web Portal (Matereality) on the bottom-left of the SOLIDWORKS Material Database properties panel.

SOLIDWORKS Material Database

Fig. 1: Access to SOLIDWORKS Material Web Portal

Click on ‘here’, then a message will pop up to show the terms of use for materiality website, as depicted in Figure 2. If you are an active SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service customer you have access to the SOLIDWORKS Material Web Portal.

Fig. 2: SOLIDWORKS Material Web Portal Terms

Fig. 2: SOLIDWORKS Material Web Portal Terms

Then you will be directed to the SOLIDWORKS Material Web Portal, where you can select the type of simulation study, material model, and type of material that you are looking for.

Fig 3: SOLIDWORKS Material Web Portal

Fig 3: SOLIDWORKS Material Web Portal

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Siavash Khajehhasani

Siavash is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Oakville, Ontario office.