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Why does Revit use IfcSurfaceStyle in stead of IfcMaterial for Materials in IFC?

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09-06-2012 12:17 AM



When i create an IFC export of my Revit model, i 'loose' material assignment's to other software, but not when i re-import the IFC into Revit.


It seems that Revit uses the IfcSurfaceStyle for Material's in stead of the IfcMaterial property..


Anybody know why, and even better.. a way to fix the IFC?



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Re: Why does Revit use IfcSurfaceStyle in stead of IfcMaterial for Materials in

09-11-2012 08:06 AM in reply to: wouterbleumink

Actually, Revit uses both IfcSurfaceStyle AND IfcMaterial. However, in the past, Revit didn't export materials as universally as it does now, so if you get the most current Open Source DLLs, it may be that the problem has been solved. 

If not, if they please provide more detail.

Chris Aquino
Technical Support Specialist
Customer Service & Support
Autodesk, Inc.

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