Display, Hide or Delete

1. Display material properties

Displaying the material properties allows editing a tab in which all the properties are displayed in several chapters:

  • Description for the general data (name, family, etc.)
  • Mechanical data
  • Electrical data
  • Magnetic data (B(H) curve)
  • Iron losses (If available for the considered material)

2. Close a material

“Close a material” consists of removing the tabs of the material from the display area (output area). Several materials can be edited at the same time, therefore editing a new material does not automatically close the others.

Two ways are possible to close a material. These are shown below.
Note: The properties of the materials are hidden, but the material still exists in the material database.

How to hide the material properties?
1 By selecting the material, clicking the right mouse button, and selecting the close option.
2 By selecting the material tab (above the display area), clicking the right mouse button and selecting one of the proposed options: close only the selected material, close all the materials or close all the materials excepting the selected one.

3. Delete a material

Delete a material means that it is removed from the material database.

Only materials from the user material database can be deleted.

Note: When deleting a material used in the design of an existing motor, the name of this material and all the corresponding physical properties are kept in the data of the motor. They are kept if the material is not changed in the motor. If the material is replaced by another one, the former material (removed from the material database) won’t be usable anymore.

How to delete a material?
1 Select the name of the material to be deleted.
2 The first way to delete a material consists of using the right mouse button to expand the corresponding menu and clicking on the function Delete.
3 The second way to delete a material consists of clicking on the Delete button in the area where several functions are located at bottom part of the user material database to manage the materials.
4 A dedicated dialog box allows finalizing the deletion of the selected material.
Note: Several materials can be selected to be deleted.
5 The deletion of the material is achieved when clicking on "Yes".

Obviously, it is possible to cancel the deletion by clicking on "No".