FEM MaterialEditor

    From FreeCAD Documentation

    FEM MaterialEditor.svg FEM MaterialEditor

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


    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.png


    The material editor can currently be accessed by either:

    1. Workbench Arch.svg Arch Workbench:
      • The Arch SetMaterial.svg Material button.
      • The menu Arch → Material tools → Arch SetMaterial.svg Material entry.
    2. Workbench FEM.svg FEM Workbench:
      • The FEM MaterialEditor.svg Material editor button.
      • The menu Model → Materials → FEM MaterialEditor.svg Material editor entry.


    • 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


    • 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.