Updating the database from an external source

Besides adding materials in the Database dialog, the user can add materials to the database from an external source, e.g. materials provided by a central administrator or by the software provider. These materials will automatically get the status CentralDb and be locked in the material database.

  1. Select File > Preferences.

  2. Select Maintenance tab.

    The Maintenance tab opens.

    Preferences dialog, Maintenance tab 

    Figure 17. Preferences dialog, Maintenance tab

  3. Browse for the materials file containing the updates, e.g. latest_revision_materials.mat.

  4. Click on the Update database button.

  5. Click on Apply and Close to apply the changes and close the dialog.


    Click on OK to update the local database and close the dialog.