Material categories

Collection Explorer Parts group Material Categories collection

Purpose§

Broadly classifies the materials that go into the parts that you buy and build.

Where used§

Materials

Data fields§

Name§
This is the complete name for the material category.
Description§
This gives the material category in more detail.
Active: users can select
Default member of collection
Permanent member of collection§
See the Managing collections: Common attributes help topic.

Setup§

If your organization deals with a wide variety of materials, then you can keep the classifications broad (e.g., "steel") or, at the expense of manageability, more precise (e.g., "high carbon steel"). If your organization only deals with limited types of materials—for instance, polymer resins—then you can have very detailed categories.

Materials declaration reports will use these categories to group materials in your products.

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