Material editor

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Arch Material Group.svg Material editor

Menu location
Model → Material → Material editor
Workbenches
FEM, Arch
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
0.18
See also
Material, Arch SetMaterial, FEM tutorial


Description

The Material Editor allows you to edit and save the information contained in a FreeCAD material. Currently such materials are used by the Workbench FEM.svg FEM and Workbench Arch.svg Arch workbenches.

Material editor.jpg

Usage

The material editor can currently be accessed by either:

  1. Workbench Arch.svg Arch Workbench
  2. Workbench FEM.svg FEM Workbench
    • The Arch Material Group.svg Material editor icon
    • The menu Models → Material → Material editor entry
  3. Via python (see Scripting section below)

Options

  • Browser button: Opens the contents of the URL property in a browser
  • Material card: Allows to choose a preset to fill in the fields
  • Open: Opens a .FCMat file
  • Save as: Saves the contents of the editor as a new .FCMat file
  • Preview: Not implemented yet
  • Properties editor: Allows to edit the contents of the material properties
  • Add property: Allows to add a new custom property
  • Delete property: Deletes a selected property. Only custom properties can be deleted

Note:

  • The OK and Cancel buttons have the same effect when the Material editor is not used to edit directly the material property of an existing object.

Scripting

import MaterialEditor
MaterialEditor.openEditor()

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