Applying Materials

This task shows you how to apply pre-defined materials. In this example, you will map Aluminium then Honeycomb onto a part.
Open the SaltnPepper.CATProduct document.
  1. Click the + sign next to "Part (Part.2)" then next to "Part" to select "Body.2" in the specification tree.

  2. Click Apply Material .

    The Library dialog box opens, containing sample materials from which to choose:

    When you open an existing library material, the icon types are cubical in shape. However, if you edit or modify a material in this library, the icon is displayed as spherical.
  3. Click the Metal tab.

  4. Select Aluminium.

  5. Click Apply Material to map the material onto the part.

    To visualize the applied material, click Shading with Material in the View toolbar.
  6. Click OK.

    The material is mapped onto the selected part and is identified in the specification tree.
  7. Repeat steps 1 and 2 then click the Fabrics tab and change the material to Honeycomb.

  8. Click OK in the Library dialog box.

  9. Click in the free space.

    Honeycomb is now mapped and the specification tree is updated to include the material you just applied.