The Material Tool is where you will access the database of materials that can be used in your simulations. It can be accessed in Designer and Analyst Modes via the Home Tab in the Materials section. All materials added to the Project Materials database are fully editable by the user.
The Global Database is designed to hold all materials that are regularly used by the user. The default materials in the Global Database cannot be edited in order to retain the original material settings if copies have been made.
The Project Materials contains the materials taken from the Global Database that are ready to be used in Designer Mode or saved to a file for Analyst Mode. Materials are editable here and can be imported into the Global Database for future use.
Functionality of the icons
The Material Tool contains 10 icons which allow users to interact with the materials in their project
Tip: The text will not show by default. Right-click and select show text if you would wish to visualise it.
There are also several Right Mouse Button options available for both Global and Project Materials
|Global Database||Project Materials|
|Add Material||Add Material|
|Remove Material||Remove Material|
|Clone Material||Clone Material|
|Rename Material||Rename Material|
|Change Description||Change Description|
|Import Materials||Clear Project List|
|Export Materials||Save to Clipboard|
|Save to File|