Defining materials

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Defining materials

Next, we are going to assign materials to the individual domains of the construction. The materials of the wall/floor junction are listed in the table below (for simplification purposes only one type of sound insulation will be used):




Lambda value [W/mK]

Plaster, lime, sand

EN ISO 10456

Plasters and renders










Timber 700 kg/m3

EN ISO 10456



Cement screed




Reinforced concrete (with 1% steel)

EN ISO 10456



In the subsequent film, materials from other standards have been partly used. Also, the colors of the materials used can differ from those in your version of the program.

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Defining materials


The materials are arranged in the Materials flyout . The materials from the database can be found in the lower part, and the materials present in the document in the upper part of the flyout.

You can assign materials with either the Drag&Drop function or with the Assign Properties tool .

With the Assign Properties tool , the selected material from the upper materials list is assigned to the construction. Independently from the active tool, you can assign a material from either the materials database or from the list of materials present in the document with the Drag&Drop function.

In the material database you can also search for materials (see Materials flyout toolbar ). You can choose to either have the database filtered or not filtered (see Materials flyout toolbar ).

New materials can either be added to the upper materials list or to the materials database, if the database isn't write protected (see Materials flyout toolbar ).

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