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materials 2

nrollins
1-Newbie

materials 2

Hi again,



Also, where is the Materials Folder? (and WHY is it so hard to add a new
material to it?)



-Nate

1 REPLY 1

You can put your materials database anywhere you want. Use this config option:
pro_material_dir P:\pro_lib\materials

For us this is on a network drive that everyone looks at.

Creo pays attention to sub directories inside of the material folder, so you can organize your material in sub folders.

The question is do you just want density? Or do you need the complete material properties?

If all your doing is getting weights, you can easily create multiple materials by just copying and editing the text files.

For example we have a folder for density only materials. Here's one, just copy and edit the hi-lited lines and the name of the file.

Acrylic_si.mtl
ND_RelParSet_K01 = {
Name = acrylic_si
PARAMETERS =
{
Name = PTC_MATERIAL_DESCRIPTION
Type = String
Default = 'acrylic_si - Density Only'
Access = Full
},
{
Name = TEMPERATURE
Type = Real
Default = 2.000E+01 C
Access = Full
},
{
Name = PTC_MASS_DENSITY
Type = Real
Default = 1.180000E-03 g / mm^3
Access = Full
},
{
Name = COMMON_NAME
Type = String
Default = 'ACRYLIC'
Access = Full
}

}

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