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M. To assign material definitions

To assign material definitions to model objects (beams, plates, or solids), use the following procedure.

Often, you will assign a material definition to a beam along with the section assignment or to a plate with the thickness definition, as the material and profile or thickness are typically intrinsically associated. However, if you need to change materials or make assignments separately, this is done using the Material - Whole Structures dialog.
  1. Select the Materials page in the Analytical Modeling page control bar.

    The Material - Whole Structure dialog and the Materials table open.

  2. Select the Materials page on the Analytical Modeling workflow page control bar. The
  3. Assign the materials using one of the standard assign methods in the Material - Whole Structures dialog.