How do I store optical constants in the database?
Make sure that the material object you want to store to the database is in good shape: It will appear in the database like it is formatted at this time. Select a proper name and color for the object.
In the treeview, open the subbranches of ‘Materials’ by clicking on the small ‘+’ sign. The materials in your configuration are now visible as treeview items, including the one you want to enter into the database.
Now right-click the treeview item ‘Optical constant database’ so that the content of the database appears on the right side.
Finally, drag the treeview line of the wanted material to the area on the right which displays the database items, and drop it there. You will have to answer a few questions about the object generation (i.e. program version) of the database item (select a version that every potential user of the database can read), your name and a database comment. Once you have answered all questions the new database item is available for future use.