Speedstack material library requirements
Application Note AP536 

Importing material to the Speedstack materials library

Speedstack allows users to add existing material lists to its library; material data must be arranged in the format and order used by the Speedstack library.

Sample files in comma separated value format and Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and template formats suitable for importing to the Speedstack are included in the Speedstack Material Library Import folder and are available at the link below.

Download the material library sample files. Files for importing into the library must be in the format of the supplied sample files with columns in the correct order. Note the format and layout for the material types and supply the material information in the appropriate columns.

Click the Speedstack Materials Library button to open the Library, and then click Import CSV Library to open the Import dialog.

Import CSV

When importing materials set the Import options in the Import dialog:specify the delimiter, material type and units and specify whether the material will be used to begin a new library or added to an existing library.

Import options

Creating a new materials library

Choose the Start New Library option and choose the field delimiter type. The library import function can accept files in a variety of formats, tab delimited, comma separated and Excel worksheet and template formats but must be in the format of the supplied sample files with columns in the correct order.

Specify the delimiter and choose the file type (Foil, RCC, Prepreg, etc.) and units for import and click Apply. Choose the file from the list displayed in the Open dialog and click Open.

Repeat the procedure for every file type; click Done when all file types have been imported.

Save the file as a .mlbx library file.

Adding material data to an existing library

To add material data to an existing library, open the library, click Import CSV Library, click the Append to Existing Library and click Apply.

Choose the .csv or .txt file and click Open then click Done.

Save the modified Library file as a .mlbx file.