Maintenance tab

The program maintenance is done in this tab. Currently, only updating of the material database is available.

Preferences dialog, Maintenance tab 

Figure 11. Preferences dialog, Maintenance tab



Material database

The materials stored in an external *.mat file can be automatically added to the material database.

  • Updates file

    Indicates the file containing new materials. You either type the file name or you click on the   button to select the file.

  • Update database

    Loads materials from the *.mat file into the material database. The updated database is saved on disk only after clicking Apply button.


The added materials will get CentralDB status and are automatically locked in the material database (their properties cannot be changed).

Related Procedures

Updating the database from an external source.