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Parametric material properties

Parametric material properties

The material properties from the material library should be parametrically linked to the parts they are assigned to. If a material is revised to have some properties change, all parts that have that material assigned should reflect the updated properties in the revised material. 

 

We have a material library corresponding to the raw materials we buy. We noticed a mistake in the Y-factor for a lot of steel parts, and we revised the material properties to change the Y-factor. None of our parts that had those materials assigned automatically updated to reflect the new Y-factor. We have to manually go into each part and delete the material assignment and re-assign from scratch to get the new properties. There should be a parametric link which would avoid a lot of this manual labor. 

2 Comments
BrianSnyder
Granite

I'd like to see this as an option for the config.pro/sup.  Forcing it across the board automatically would cause problems.  A toolbar button that searches the material library and updates if a match is found would also be useful.

JoshuaHouser
Pearl

It's baffling that PTC has not implemented an acceptable solution for materials management with Windchill.