The Material section

In the Material section you have an overview of all global materials.
You can add a new material by clicking on the New material button in the upper right corner.
A material created at this point is always a global material.

The Material Section

Material within a document

Inside a document you can add a material always by choosing the Material button from the Add Interactions menu.

Add Material

Now you have three options to use/add a material.

Different options to use a material inside a document
  1. You can Create a new material analog to the New material button in the Material Section. This material is added as a local material

  2. Choose a material from the global storage

  3. Pick a material from the material list

Choose a material from the global storage

If you want to choose a material from the global storage, which wasn't previously added to the material list, click on From global storage, the material list is now showing you the available global materials. Pick the desired material from the global list.
With the click on Add selection the material is added to the material list of the document.

Add selection from global storage

The list jumps now automatically back to the material list of the document. Here you have to pick the material again and choose

Use in process step

from the Actions menu.

Now the material was added to your process step.

Differentiation between global and local materials

In cioplenu, a distinction is made between global materials and local ones.

  • Global materials are available for all documents centrally via the menu item Material.

  • Local materials are only stored in a single document and are therefore only available for this document. If a material is only used in a specific document, it is sufficient and useful to include it as local material.

Convert a local material to global or vise versa

In the Status column you can see directly whether the material used is local or global.

Status eines Materials

If you want a local material convert into a global one, pick the material and click on

Convert to global

If you want to disconnect a material from the global list, click on

Disconnect from global

You thus create a local copy of the material and enable editing without changing the global material.

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