Technical Issues - Designs with Many Materials
DESIGN improvements make it more convenient to utilize many materials. The Film Indices Edit menu adds Sort by Description...enabled only when all film materials have descriptions. Click View..Hide Columns <F3> to hide columns C-G and View..Restore Columns <F4> to restore them.
In the Layers Design Editor clicking View..Index Columns enables Dispersion and Description columns (click here for more information). When all film materials have descriptions, Description column cells changes from static text to pull-down. Here Layer 6 was changed from 26.26J (ZrO2) to 26.26X (HfO2) without typing 'X' in the Design column.
Ultimately there may be too many materials to be treated as described above. In that case the Stack Mode editor should be used to assign dispersion on a layer-by-layer basis.