In the case of backfill, the number of times that a region would typically be assigned properties is THREE – the initial material assignment, the excavated assignment, and a final material assignment, representing backfill.
To change material properties In the most general case, you can assign a succession of different material types at different stages, to a given region.
You assign the deed to your house to new owners when you sell it.
If you sort things into categories by characteristics, you are assigning them categories.
Assign to current stage only In some cases, you may wish to assign a material type to a given stage, without propagating the assignment to subsequent stages.
The verb assign also means to transfer legal rights.Excavation, External, Material, Stage or Joint boundaries).If a region is not "closed" you will discover this when you are assigning materials (the assignment will "leak" around the edges of any boundaries which do not intersect.THE AMERICAN HERITAGE® DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, FIFTH EDITION by the Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries.Copyright © 2016, 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.The assignor often delegates duties in addition to rights to the assignee, but the assignor may remain ultimately responsible.However, in the United States, there are various laws that limit the liability of the assignee, often to facilitate credit, as assignees are typically lenders.This can be used to simulate changes in material stiffness, strength or other properties, with staging.In this case, you must remember to assign materials starting with earlier stages and progressing to later stages, since a given material assignment will propagate from the current stage to all later stages (unless you use the option, see below).A related concept of assignment is novation wherein, by agreement with all parties, one contracting party is replaced by a new party.While novation requires the consent of all parties, assignment needs no consent from other non-assigning parties.