Altair Material Data Center

Use material data from Altair Material Data Center in SimSolid.

Export Material Data

Export material data from Altair Material Data Center.

  1. Log in to your Altair One account.
  2. Open the Material Data Center.
  3. In the Filters list, under Software, select SimSolid.
    Materials available for import to SimSolid are displayed.
  4. Double click on a material or select the Details button.
  5. In the information window, select the CAE Model tab.
  6. Under Select Software, choose SimSolid from the drop-down menu.
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  7. Click Download.
  8. Once downloaded, unzip the files.
    Note: Materials with an associated stress-strain curve contain two files; one contains material data and the other contains the stress-strain curve data.

Import to SimSolid

Import material data from Altair Material Data Center.

  1. Launch SimSolid.
  2. On the main menu, select Settings > Material database.
  3. In the popup window, choose Edit current.
  4. In the Edit material database window, select a material group.
  5. Click Import from CSV.
  6. Navigate to the file with a name ending in _head.csv.
    The material is imported to the material group specified in the .csv file.
  7. Click Save to store the material in the SimSolid database for future use.