Material Property

The fifth panel on the Navigator Bar in the Tooling Generation Environment is Material Property. This panel displays the defined sheet property information; Material type, Material thickness, Sheet Height and Sheet Width. To change or modify the material property, click either the M button or click Material Property on the Tooling menu on the Menu toolbar, to open the Material Property dialog box.


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Material Property panel on Navigator Bar


In the Material property dialog, you can select the desired material type. There are currently 4 types of material; Aluminium, Galvanized, Mild Steel and Stainless Steel. The selected material type determines the weight in kilograms, of the perforated sheet metal you are going to generate. It also determines the appearance of the perforated pattern design on the Document Design Screen when you select Material Viewing Pattern on the View Pattern toolbar.


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Material Property dialog box


To define the sheet width and height, type the material sheet’s edit box in Custom Sheet Size group, or to select a pre-defined sheet size, click the downward arrow on the Generic Sheet Size combo box. The sheet thickness may also be defined by typing the desired thickness, in millimeters, in its edit box.

By clicking OK, all information is displayed on the Material Property panel on the Navigator Bar.