Stainless Steel 17-4 in SolidWorks 2011?

How can i add a stainless steel 17-4 to a part I am trying to create?

When I go to:
"Edit Material>Solid Works Materials> Steel"
"Edit Material>Solid Works DIN Materials> DIN Steel(Stainless)"

i can't find the 17-4 material i need.

How do i get this fixed or can i use a similar spec steel?

I need to run the simulation stress on this part due it to be a support axle.

Can anyone help?

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3 Answers

if you cant find stainless steel 17-4, then you can add this material yourself to solidworks material library.
In a part document, right-click Material in the FeatureManager design tree and select Edit Material.
In the material tree, select a category in a custom library. You can use the Custom Materials library or a library you created.
Right-click and select New Material
Optionally, rename the material. Right-click the material and select Rename.
Edit properties of the material, then click Save.
Optionally, click Apply to apply the new material to the current part.

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If you want to run stress analysis, you'll need to create a custom material with the correct details. You can find them here:

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Hey guys tks for the help, i've been superb mad busy and didnt catch up with replying.

I am not an engineer and i am finding the FEA part very complicated =P

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