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.
Material within a document
Inside a document you can add a material always by choosing the Material button from the Add Interactions menu.
Now you have three options to use/add a material.
- You can Create a new material analog to the New material button in the Material Section. This material is added as a local material
- Choose a material from the global storage
- 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.
The list jumps now automatically back to the material list of the document. Here you have to pick the material again and choose
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.
If you want a local material convert into a global one, pick the material and click on
If you want to disconnect a material from the global list, click on
You thus create a local copy of the material and enable editing without changing the global material.