Material database: presentation

Database: definition

The materials database is a file comprised of a list of materials which includes: general data, physical properties, models and characteristics depending on the models. A material database is a file with the following format: DatabaseName.CMDD. The contents of a materials database is visible in the materials manager under the following form:

Database: settings

A database is characterized by:

  • A name
  • A path

Altair database and User databases

There are two types of materials databases:

  • The Altair material database is supplied with the software and it is not modifiable
  • The user material databases, are databases created by the user (DatabaseName.CMDD), and are therefore modifiable