Select Material

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The Select Material dialog

The Select Material dialog

Summary

The Select Material dialog allows you to select a specific material for the currently selected layer in the layer stack. The dialog restricts the Altium Material Library dialog to show only materials suitable for the layer selected.

Access

The dialog is accessed in the following ways:

  • From a Layer Stack document (*.PcbDoc [Stackup]), click  in a cell of the Material column.
  • From the Stackup tab of a Layer Stack document (*.PcbDoc [Stackup]), click  in the Material field in the Properties panel in Layer Stack Manager mode. 

Options/Controls

  • Units Selector - click the desired units for the Thickness: mil, inµm, or mm.
  •  - click to open the Material Library Settings dialog in which you can select the columns displayed in the Select Material dialog.
  • Grid - the grid displays information about the materials suitable for the layer that was used to access the Select Material dialog. Select the desired item then click OK to use that material in the Layer Stack.