The base metals library in WeldTrace

Base Metals

The base metals list in the WeldTrace Library has over 5000 standard materials from ASME, AWS, ASTM, ISO and other standards. You can use them in projects or when writing welding procedures or when documenting welder qualifications. If you do not find the base metal in our library, you can add it and it will be available only for the users in your account (company).

Base metals list
  1. Open this main menu (Library);
  2. Base metals sub menu;
  3. By default you will see that the list is filtered and will show the base metals in the steel alloys group. You can pick another alloy group from this drop down box;
  4. The product form in this drop down box can be changed to pipe, tube or others, which will include pipe fittings, sheet, profiles, etc;
  5. You may enter any term to search the base metal, for example the standard, UNS number or composition;
  6. The number of filtered entries in the filtered list will be shown here;
  7. Each material will have a WT Reference number shown as "BM-xxxx". You will have to use this WT Ref # when importing the materials list with a csv file to a project (read this article about importing the materials list to a project - click here). Click on the ">" button to view more information about the material in the accordion;
  8. Click here to add a material to the library - see below;

Add a Base Metal

Create a base metal entry
  1. Pick the alloy;
  2. Pick the product form;
  3. Pick the standard;
  4. Enter the specification or spec. number;
  5. Enter the alloy, type or grade;
  6. Enter the UNS number;
  7. Enter the minimum specified tensile strength in ksi or MPa. The units shown here will be based on your account settings;
  8. Enter the nominal composition;
  9. Pick the P/M number;
  10. Pick the group number;
  11. Pick the AWS D1.1 group;
  12. Pick the ISO 15608 group;
  13. Once you add the material, it will be given a WT reference. You will have to use this WT Ref # when importing this material to a project through a csv file (read this article about importing the materials list to a project - click here); 
Only the alloy and product form fields are mandatory. All the other fields are optional.

Read the next article: Filler Metals


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