Material categories

Purpose §

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

Where used §


Data fields §

Name §
This is the complete name for the material category.
Description §
This describes the material category in more detail.
Active: users can select
Default member of collection
Permanent member of collection
For a description of these checkboxes, see the Collections reference > Managing collections help topic.

Setup suggestions §

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 specific (e.g., "high carbon steel sheet"). If your organization only deals with limited types of materials - for instance, polymer resins - then you can have very specific categories.

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


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