Add material to the SORPAS® database

Folders in database

When you create new materials, we recommend that you first create a folder in which you place your customized materials. This makes it easier to keep track of what is standard materials and what is your customized materials.

See instruction on how to create materials below.

Variations of standard materials

You can add new materials to the database with your own specifications. This can be useful if you learn that the material properties that you receive from your supplier is a bit different from standard materials.

In order to do this easily, we recommend that you duplicate an existing material from the same type of material as the one you want to create and then change the specifications that are different.

When you duplicate a new Category named “original category name”_1 and a new material named “original material name”_1 are created. You can change the name of both the category and material name. We recommend that you keep the first part of the name as it is – and only change the _1 to something else in order to identify. This makes it easy to keep track of where the data comes from.

Remember to click save when done.

For further instructions please see manual.

New materials based on fully new specifications

When you want to work with totally new materials, we recommend that you send us all the details of the material.

Send the file to us via our support portal.

If you are an active user of SORPAS®, we add the material free of charge.

Need help?

SWANTEC Support Team can help SORPAS users to add new materials to the material database according to the basic material information provided by the user.

The basic material information include:
  • Material name (standard material code, commerical material name, mateerial id number etc.)
  • Material type (low carbon steel, dual phase, TRIP, boron steel etc. for steels, or 5xxx, 6xxx, or 7xxx series for aluminum alloys)
  • Sheet thickness (if material properties different for different thickness)
  • Chemical composition
  • Mechanical properties at room temperature (either data of the flow stress curve or with data for yield strength, tensile strength, elongation at break, n-value)
Contact our support team to receive a detailed Excel file.