There are times when I wish someone showed me an easier way to do something and this is one of them: At some point I had to change the material type in my model after creating the structure in Sentaurus process. To do this I spent quite some time looking for tricks and hacks in the manuals. From this I created my little method. As it turns out there are easier ways to do it which I found from a solvnet example a few months later. Here I will show you both methods.
For both methods you need to make sure the new material you want is in the database, if not, then this creates it in Sentaurus process:
mater add name= new.like= alt.matername=
Furthermore, it needs to be added in the datexcodes.txt file and its properties defined in the parameter file sdevice.par.