Add Fibers to a Material

Customize a material to include fibers and fiber orientation data.

The default materials in the Materials Database do not include fiber orientation data. To produce simulation results that include fiber orientation data, you must customize a material and define the fiber properties in the My Materials tab of the Materials dialog. The Materials dialog is accessible from the microdialog when designating a part cavity.
  1. Use the Designate Part Cavity or the Auto Configure Components tool to indentify the part cavity.

  2. Click the View Materials button in the microdialog.
  3. Select a Material Group and a Material name, then click Edit.
  4. On the My Materials tab, select Rheological > Fiber Info > Fibers.
  5. Modify the fiber properties as required, enter a name for the new material, and select Save.