To use the filters
The list of materials can be important and the selection can prove to be difficult to choose.
In order to facilitate this choice one can click on the button “To use the filters” .
The icon identify a personalized property presents at least on one of materials among all the databases.
In the example above there exist 4 properties: “Financial Impact”, “Provenance”, “Treatment” and “Type”.
The icon indicate one of the mechanical properties of materials among all the databases: Conductivity, Poisson's ratio, density etc…
When one wishes to filter the posting of materials according to a characteristic, it is enough to check it then to choose among the drop-down list in order to refine the sorting. To leave the sign ''*'' indicates that one wishes to display all materials having this characteristic.
In the example above one wishes to display all materials having:
- The property ''Provenance'' equal to ''Europe''.
- The property ''Treatment'' equal to ''Face-hardened''.
- The property ''Type“presents some either its description (”*'').
What gives the following result: 1 only material” 1023 Carbon Steel Sheet (SS)'', among all the bases, answers these criteria.
If one uses often certain materials answering particular criteria, it can be useful to save favourites of filters . These files have the extension ''.mcfvr''. These favourites are saved in the folder specified in the ''Options'' utility “SelectMaterial”.
To reload a favourite of filters it is enough to click on the icon “To open a favourite” . These favourites are saved in the folder specified in the ''Options'' utility “SelectMaterial”. But this icon makes it possible to open a favourite saved in another site.
To de-select all filters, simply click on the icon ''All de-select'' .
When filters were activated they are not inevitably visible with the first glance in the list. By clicking on the button “Ranking following selection” one reassembles all the filters selected at the beginning of list.
When one wishes to initialize the list of the filters it is enough to click on the button “To reload the list by default” .
When favourites of filters were saved and that the folder was indeed specified in the ''Options'' utility “SelectMaterial”, the icon is accessible in the bar from the functions of SelectMaterial. It quite simply makes it possible to select the favourite among the list.
By clicking on the icon Options, it is possible to regulate some parameters.