Material groups

In the Material groups section, you can view and edit the material groups used globally in classmate CLOUD.

Which material groups are currently available in classmate CLOUD?

The image shows a list of material groups available in classmate CLOUD.


In classmate CLOUD, you can find a list of material groups and their properties and prices for the manufacturing of parts. Materials are divided into the following groups:

  • Cast iron
  • Aluminum
  • Non-ferrous metals
  • Steel (alloyed)
  • Titanium
  • Steel
  • Plastic
  • Ceramic

How do I select a semi-finished product for the manufacturing of a part?

classmate CLOUD attempts to assign the part to a semi-finished product when analyzing a part. If this is not successful, classmate CLOUD uses the features of material groups for the calculation. Based on the volume of a part, the density which can be found in the list of material groups, the mass of a part is calculated. The multiplication of the mass by the price per kilogram of material determines the costs of the part.

Functions in the material group section

  1. In the Active column, you can select and deselect the available material groups by ticking the check box. If a material group is deselected, it will not be taken into account in the calculation of a part by classmate CLOUD.
  2. In the Name column, you can open the settings for a material group and edit them if you click on the pen icon in a line or on the name of the material.