The problem is than we cant assign materials to the solids, once that we had opened on Revit.
None instance material parameter exist in order to drive the material whit a family parameter, and assignin the material by category is not enought couse we had different components in the same category. sub category assigment is also imposible cause none Subcategory parameter is shown to assign the solid to on sub category created.
any help or tip to assign materials to ADSK imported components???
The main problem with this method is that it is view-specific. In other words, setting the color in one view does not change/set the color in any other view.
Tip: If you want to assign a particular color and pattern to several ADSKs in a project view, select all of the ADSKs at once (using CTRL-select) and set the color/pattern. It's a time-saver if your model contains a lot of ADSKs that you want displayed similarly.
Other things I've tried that didn't work:
I tried placing the ADSK into a family prior to placing that new family into my project. In the family, I was able to add a Materials parameter and assign a color/material. The ADSK element even turned the appropriate color/material on the screen. However, Revit did not give me the option of making the new parameter a "project parameter". Therefore, the new parameter wouldn't push to my project and the ADSK showed up white as usual (in the project).
Revit Structure 2011 - 20100903_2115(x64)
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NVIDIA Quadro FX 580
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We`re using Inventor 13 to design all of our machines and products. Most of the models have to get simplified because of the file size so the architecture could eventually use the models in Revit. Whenever we use the Inventor 13 BIM Exchange tool to create a .adsk file, Revit wouldn't import all the material-settings correctly. The material overview shows all the imported materials as unassigned although we chose the shared material library for Inventor & Revit as we created the models in Inventor. So we end up not having the correct appearance for the material if we don`t assign all the materials to the library in Revit. Is this is a bug to be fixed or should it work properly?
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