Set Material

Set Material

With the command Set Material can apply a material to a part or a selection of parts or assembly.

Drag the command on the part to which you want to set the material.

If you want to assign the same material to a selection or an assembly, first select the parts or assembly and then drag the command to an empty area of the scene.

Set Material

The Set Material tool is used for all elements that are “generic” parts (no ICMech elements).
For ICMech elements, (Steels, bolts, etc) use the material file defined in that tool, see Library Data Manager

In the window that appears you can select the material to be applied by selecting it from the drop-down menu Material name.

Set Material

Also you can set the weight (clicking on the icon which appear) and in this case the density will be calculated accordingly.

Set Material

If the selection is a assembly, you can set the material for all the parts of the assembly, while clicking on the Kilogram icon will show the current weight.

Set Material

The Edit Material Data button opens the dialog box where you can manage the materials. Set Material Here you can add or delete a material category, edit a material by assigning it a name and a density, and also set the graphic appearance by choosing the transparency, color and or texture, you can also assign a Caxa hatch with its code and description. Set Material

The list of materials is stored in several files that you find in the folder ..\ICMechanical\Materials
You can also change in which directory you store the files, in DataFiles -> Material