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How to import a section/ material library

Important notes:

  • If the soon-to-be-imported sections contain user-defined materials, then import or define those new materials first!
  • The method for importing a material library is the same as for importing a section library.

Method for importing a section library

  • Open Diamonds
  • Go to Edit > Section library.
  • Click on .
  • Click on.
  • Choose the file of which you’d like to import the sections. The following file-formats are possible:
    • *.mdb is the old ( Diamonds 2015r06 or older) library format
    • *.bsf imports the sections in the selected Diamonds-project.
    • *.xml is the library export format.
    • *.sut is the format of a saved Section Utility-section

  • Click on .
  • Choose the items to be imported.
    Please uncheck all default sections.

  • Click on.
  • Select how the items should be stored:
    • you can save the items permanently in the library
    • or they can only be diposible in the current project

  • Click on.
  • The items are added to the bottom of the list.

Example: timber sections

The annex of this article contains an *.xml file with common timber sections. You can import the sections usin the the above method. The default materials is set to C18. You can add/ remove sections or change the default material afterwords.

Unzip the file, otherwise you won’t be able to import it.

width 100 125 150 175 200 225
thickness
19
25
32
38
50
63
75
100

Source: woodforum.be

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