SOLIDWORKS and Matereality


SolidWorks Corporation is the leader in 3D CAD and CAE technology, empowering product design teams with intuitive, high performance software that is easy to use and provides the freedom to design products that set you apart. SolidWorks Simulation tools leverage the power of advanced simulation technology in a unified design environment to allow you to validate all aspects of your design, from form to function.

"Matereality has had a proven relationship with SOLIDWORKS where it has helped to validate and maintain SOLIDWORKS' internal material databases for many years now. SOLIDWORKS chose Matereality as its partner in this because of the domain expertise of the DatapointLabs-Matereality group in the science of materials for CAE, which allows SOLIDWORKS to continue to focus on its CAD/CAE core,"
-Vajrang Parvate, Development Director at SOLIDWORKS.

While SOLIDWORKS Simulation ships with a standard, comprehensive and customizable database of material properties, there is a need to expand this database for the growing SOLIDWORKS Simulation community. Pre-defined data for more advanced material models are needed, such as fatigue curves, hyperelastic properties of rubber, and viscoelastic data on plastics.

The SOLIDWORKS Materials Web Portal allows SOLIDWORKS Simulation (pro or premium) users to search a selectively curated database of simulation-relevant material data for use in simulation. Data Certificates including traceability information are published with each dataset. Both linear and non-linear material models are supported.

How it works

Access the Materials Web Portal directly from the Edit Material window in SOLIDWORKS. The database does not require a Matereality license to use. Matereality's CAE Modeler software is used to convert raw material data on the cloud into the inputs for the SOLIDWORKS material models. Users have the ability to add or delete data points and fine-tune the fitted model to optimize their simulation results. Created material models can be downloaded seamlessly to the user’s SOLIDWORKS Simulation software.

Watch this video for complete instructions on using the SOLIDWORKS Materials Web Portal.