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Problem with defining material.

IHAStudent

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Hello all,

I have made a simple 3D model and trying to do an analysis of this in SW Simulation.
I have defined material in the part itself and setup the constraints and load situation.

When I click Mesh and run it tells me I have not defined the material. I have tried defining this in the simulation tool itself, but it has the same outcome.

I am using SW 2010/2011 Education Edition.

Any idea on how I fix the problem?

Thanks in advance for your time.




Edited by: IHAStudent
 

Raoul-RW

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While defining the material inside SimulationXpress, what does SolidWorks say below the Material-tab? Does it say: "No material has been specified" or does it inform you about the chosen material? Make sure you selected the Apply button. I know this sounds a bit silly but it happened to me once.
 

IHAStudent

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Hello Raoul.


Thanks for your time.


In SimulationXpress nothing happens and it doesnt matter how many times I click apply. I can only change material outside of SimulationXpress and like I stated earlier SimulationXpress will not accept this for some reason.


I am a student and my teacher has looked at it too. He saids it is very strange and he dont know what to do. I have searched the web wide and I can see others that have had the same problem but no solution. Repair of SW installation or reinstall doesnt help either. It is a strange problem indeed and earlierI havemadeother parts and simulations that work fine with material apply.












Edited by: IHAStudent
 

Raoul-RW

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This is indeed a very strange issue. If other parts with the same materialat the same computer work ok, it is clear that there is an error in the file. I dont know if you have the ability to test this file at other installations of SolidWorks? (different computer)


What happens if you make a new part file and insert the model into it? This technique is problematic if you want to edit your model in future, but maybe it is a solution for using SimulationXpress after you finished modeling.
 

IHAStudent

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Actually I tried making the same model twize. The model is fairly simple so it didnt take me long to do a new part. It still have the same problem.


I think i will try to install SW on another computer and see if it will also have the problem. Then I will return and write what I find out.
 

sandy0075

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hi everyone


IN my words i think that first you delete the mesh then apply material and do meshing then finally solve you can get results by doing so If it gives error intimate me


i will install swand check at my end presently i dont have sw






Edited by: sandy0075
 

IHAStudent

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Hi all. Thanks for all the replies.


Well to complicate things more suddenly i was able to change material in the simulation. I have had no problems since so right now everything is fine here.


I just wish I knew what the problem was for next time it happens....
 

beroukas

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I wish you knew too. Im having the same problem and cant seem to find a straight answer to this. let me know if u figured out why the matiral works now.
 

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