Materials Database window
Material Database contains materials from DIN, ÖNORM, ETU, IBO,
ArchiPHYSIK and ECOTECH. This window will be opened from the
View→Data Input & Entry→Material Database and from the
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).
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.
|Provides the selection of shown materials by their data
If empty entry is selected data from all sources is shown.
|Provides the selection of shown materials by a substring
contained in their name (e.g. Brick).
|Provides the selection of shown materials by their major
If empty entry is selected data of all major types is shown.
Remark: List of available major types is source specific.
|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.
|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
|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
Transfer material properties of the material dragged with the mouse onto
the element(s) currently selected within
Insert the material dragged with the mouse into the project own
|lick left mouse button
|Selection of a material
Remark: If there are several elements selected (from
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).
A Drag-Drop of a material onto
element editor is only possible if edited
element is of sufficient type
- 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).
the Materials Database window is
focused the main menu of the application is extended with the window specific
Remark: To execute an update check or the download of
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,
Baustoffkatalog ON V 31,
Material Database Baubook/ÖBOX,
Material Database BPHDB.COM, Material
Database ArchiPHYSIK (APH), Material Database ECOTECH