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A metal selector

Henk_de_VlaamHenk_de_Vlaam Member, Developers Posts: 177 ✭✭✭

For easy selection of materials I have applied a classification for metals in my Dutch list of materials. This allows you to apply an extra filtering per metal type. To be able to use the filtering, the categories have a '-' as prefix. If you type “-m” in the search fileld, all metals will appear now. If you want to filter aluminum, enter "-ma". All other categories have the prefix and can have an exta classification if wished.

Is this the only way or has someone maybe even a better idea?

Henk de Vlaam (NL)


  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,023 PRO
    I find the same problem here, Category is pretty much unless ATM.  I have multiple material libraries (which are divived into categories) and I was just thinking yesterday about trying to combine them to 1 reducing clicks when selecting materials but really need the category to work properly before making this change. 
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