Nikhil Narale
Ansys Employee



If the material you want to use is not available in the database and If you know the material properties, you can easily create a new material for the local list (for that case). Additionally you can create and maintain your own user-defined materials database, which can come handy while working with different case files. 


For more details, check these links out: 
8.1. Defining Materials (
46.5. Materials Task Page (


If you are not able to access the links, please refer to this forum discussion: How to access the ANSYS Online Help