You use Prospector all the time to help you select the best
material for new applications or find offsets fast. Here are 3 quick tips to help make Prospector even more effective.
Save and edit searches
You don't have time to rebuild your list of requirements every time you use the Property Search. Try saving your search for future reference. You can come back to it anytime for reference or to edit your requirements. Once you're finished with your search, click on the 'save' link just above the current search criteria table and name your list of properties for easy access later.
Once you've come to the results table, why waste time opening up datasheets to figure out if you really have the materials you need? You can customize the properties that display in your results to ensure you see the information that matters most to you every time you view a results set. Click on the ‘Preferences’ menu in the grey tool bar at the top of the page and click the link that says ‘edit my custom results’. You can choose a few properties that you would like to see on your results table at all times.
Create a personal
list of materials
Now that you have a great list of materials to consider for your application instead of printing out datasheets to spread all over your desk, why not save that list in Prospector? Under the 'Tools' menu you'll find 'My Materials' which will allow you to save a shorter list of materials for consideration. You can create a My Materials list from any results table and then make notes on any grade. This is also a great way to keep track of quotes from suppliers!
For even more great tips on how to make your Prospector searches even more effective please feel free to contact me anytime at 800-788-4668x214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.