Thermal Bridge Heat Transfer & Vapour Diffusion Simulation Program AnTherm Version 6.115 - 8.133 

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Materials Database window

Material Database contains materials from DIN, ÖNORM, ETU, IBO, BPHDB.COM, Baubook/öbox, ArchiPHYSIK and ECOTECH. This window will be opened from the menu View→Data Input & Entry→Material Database and from the menu Tools→Materials Database. The main application's menu is extended with "Materials DB" menu.

By selecting required filter criteria (Source, Major type, Type and Name filter) one can reduce amount of shown materials to those currently searched for. The filter setting is retained between application executions (will be saved together with application settings).

The context menu provides a command to reset the filter criteria (Source, Major type, Type and Name filter) thus showing all available data without any filtering.
 

A double-click onto a data selector (left to data fields) will assign material properties to currently selected material element(s) of the model. Such assignment can be executed by a drag-drop with the right mouse button also - see below.
 

Source Provides the selection of shown materials by their data source.
If empty entry is selected data from all sources is shown.
Filter
Name-Filter
Provides the selection of shown materials by a substring contained in their name (e.g. Brick).
Major Type Provides the selection of shown materials by their major type.
If empty entry is selected data of all major types is shown.
Remark: List of available major types is source specific.
Type Provides the selection of shown materials by their type.
If empty entry is selected data of all types is shown.
Remark: List of available types is source specific.
Material list Displays a list of materials in the database, possibly filtered according to selection criteria specified by Source, Name-Filter, Major type and Type.
Double-click left mouse button onto data record mark Transfers material properties of the selected material onto currently selected element(s) within element list
 
Dragging with left mouse button out of data record mark Transfer material properties of the material dragged with the mouse onto the element being currently edited in element editor

or:

Transfer material properties of the material dragged with the mouse onto the element(s) currently selected within element list

or:

Insert the material dragged with the mouse into the project own material list

lick left mouse button Selection of a material


Remark: If there are several elements selected (from element list) then a double-click onto the material line (or drag-drop of material line) result in the assignment of material properties to all selected elements. Such bulk element assignment has to be confirmed by the user. If within selected elements there are some of incompatible type (non material) further user confirmation is requested.

Functional details summarized:

  • Drag-Drop of material into material window: Drag-Drop with right mouse button from record mark (left to data fields).
  • Drag-Drop of material into element editor: Drag-Drop with right mouse button from record mark (left to data fields).
    Remark: A Drag-Drop of a material onto element editor is only possible if edited element is of sufficient type (material box).
  • Drag-Drop of material onto element list or Elemente2D window: Drag-Drop with right mouse button from record mark (left to data fields).
  • Double-click onto a data record mark (left to data fields)

Remark: Drag-Drop is being initiated with right mouse botton out of data record mark (left to data fields).

Remark: For technical reasons there are some columns hidden from the user. While tabbing between the fields the text cursor might hide also - simply press the TAB key again to reveal the focus.

Remark: Materials database data is stored within the file "Baustoffe.xml" within installation folder of the application and is loaded during this window is opened. You can modify this file within Excel or text editor if required.

Remark: If Baubook/öbox-Data or BPHDB.COM-data is available within the Download-Folder it will be loaded during this window is opened (the load operation might lead to slight delay before the window is displayed).

Materials DB menu

While the Materials Database window is focused the main menu of the application is extended with the window specific menu "Materials DB":

Reset Filter Reset the filter criteria (Source, Major type, Type and Name filter) thus showing all available data without any filtering.
 
   
Baubook(ÖBOX) Data The menu specific for management of baubook(öbox) material data
Check for Updates... A test for updated data against the Baubook/öbox server is initiated via internet connection
Download Updates... A test for updated data against the Baubook/öbox server and a download (if new data is available) is initiated via internet connection
Include Baubook(ÖBOX) Data Include baubook(öbox)-data (if available) within material database window. This, if turned off, allows you to exclude baubook(öbox)-data from the view even if the baubook(öbox) data file is available.

See also: Application setting "Baubook(öbox) data included"

   
BPHDB Data The menu specific for management of BPHDB.COM data
Check for Updates... A test for updated data against the BPHDB.COM server is initiated via internet connection
Download Updates... A test for updated data against the BPHDB.COM server and a download (if new data is available) is initiated via internet connection
Include BPHDB Data Include BPHDB.COM-data (if available) within material database window. This, if turned off, allows you to exclude BPHDB.COM-data from the view even if the BPHDB data file is available.

See also: Application setting "BPHDB.COM data included"

Remark: To execute an update check or the download of Baubook/öbox or BPHDB.COM data an internet connection is required.

Remark: Downloaded data will be saved to the Download-Folder specified within application settings.
 

See also: Element Editor, Materials window, Baustoffkatalog ON V 31, Material Database Baubook/ÖBOX, Material Database BPHDB.COM, Material Database ArchiPHYSIK (APH), Material Database ECOTECH


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