Material DatabaseLite and CAE Modeler for ANSYS

CAE Modeler

DatabaseLite is a small free material database that gives you the ability to explore the full power of linear and non-linear simulation within ANSYS. About 50 material models are available ranging from simple elastic to non-linear plasticity (MISO), fatigue, hyperelasticity, viscoelasticity, rate dependency (crash) and thermal. Materials include metals, plastics, foam, rubber. All data is pedigreed.

Use the included CAE Modeler software to create material models for ANSYS Mechanical from raw material data. A plug-in is available to use the Database and CAE Modeler within ANSYS Workbench.


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Step 1: See how it works

View this tutorial demonstrating how to use the DatabaseLite and CAE Modeler for ANSYS.
You can also see a training webinar - click here.


Step 2: Get a Matereality Passport Skip this step if you have a Matereality Passport.

Create your Matereality Passport. Use this passport to access DatabaseLite (free), and other databases operated by Matereality (may require a fee).

Download Plug-In

Step 3: Download your plug-in or start using DatabaseLite

If you use ANSYS Workbench, download the plug-in that allows DatabaseLite and CAE Modeler software to be used within the ANSYS environment. Follow instructions to install the plug-in and then launch DatabaseLite as shown in the Tutorial.

If you do not use ANSYS Workbench, access DatabaseLite here:

Upgrade to full DB for ANSYS

Step 4: Upgrade to the full version (Optional)

A 2000+ material models master database upgrade that operates completely within ANSYS Workbench is available. The database is dynamic and constantly growing as more and more material data is added to the cloud. View Database Contents

  • IDAC materials database: a 250 basic materials database plus a 400 materials database that includes 254 non-linear data curves such as fatigue, non-linear stress-strain, temperature dependent modulus, etc.
  • DatapointLabs non-linear materials database: hyperelastic properties of rubbers, temperature dependent stress-strain data on plastics, high strain rate properties on foams and plastics for crash/drop simulation, 37C saline visco-elastic and tensile properties for in-vivo biomedical simulations
  • NIST electronic materials database: modulus, Poisson's Ratio, thermal expansion and thermal properties of silicon, glass, metals and solders for chip making and electronics applications
  • Material Supplier databases of Invista, Ticona, Bayer, Lanxess, Dow: linear and non-linear properties of plastics