Add user attributes to material grades

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Add user attributes to material grades

You can add user attributes and their values to the material grades. The user attributes can then be used, for example, in filtering.

  1. On the File menu, click Catalogs > Material catalog to open the Modify Material Catalog dialog box.
  2. On the User attributes tab, click Definitions to open the Modify Material Properties dialog box.
  3. Click Add to add a new row.
  4. To define a user attribute, click each item on a row.
    1. In the Category list, select a material category to which the user attribute is applied.
    2. In the Design code list, select a design code to which the attribute is added.
    3. In the Material type list, select a material type for the attribute.
    4. In the Quantity type list, select the type of information that the user attribute contains, for example, weight, area, ratio, or string.
    5. In the Order column, define the order in which the user attributes are shown in the dialog box. Smaller values are shown first.
    6. In the Property name column, define a name for the property.

      The name is saved in the catalog and can be used in reports and templates. When Property name is used in a template, MATERIAL.PROPERTY_NAME indicates where the property name appears.

    7. In the Label column, define a label for the attribute.
  5. Click Update.
  6. Click OK to close the Modify Material Properties dialog box.
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