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Missing materials

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01-21-2013 03:04 AM

I am beginner in using Revit Architecture.
When I use ( Paint icon) to add a material , I can't find some materials. For instance (Ceramic Tile 4 Blue). How can I find such materials?

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Re: Missing materials

01-23-2013 10:17 AM in reply to: jz4all

When you say "I can't find some materials", this prompts the questions where did the material go. Assuming you had it before and assuming you will find it in a new file if you open one, I would Transfer Project Standards to get it back into your project again.


See this link for detail on Transfer Project Standards:


If however you never had this material go here for detail on Materials:'s_Guide/2921-Customiz2921/2931-Project_2...


Thanks for posting.

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Re: Missing materials

05-15-2014 08:38 AM in reply to: jz4all

When i am in the Edit Assembly panel i cannot find Site-Sand to include in my concrete slab design.  Where did my sand go?  of course i can create a new materail but where can i find a user defined library of materials

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Re: Missing materials

05-16-2014 06:47 AM in reply to: jmackniak

Material library in Revit Architecture does not contain all types of materials. At first, go to ‘Manage’, click on ‘Materials’ and check what all materials are available within the Material library. Within Paint, only the inbuilt materials of Revit library are reflected. If you cannot find your desired materials in the library, in that case you need to create those materials manually.

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Re: Missing materials

05-16-2014 08:23 AM in reply to: teslaoutsourcingservices

If you are using the "Paint" tool, only materials that have been loaded into the revit project from the libary are visiblein the window.


Incase you dont know how to load materials from the libary into the file, do the following:

  1. Open your material browser from Manage tab > Materials
  2. The box on the bottom left is your libary, ant the box top left is materials loaded into the project (for v2014) it is slightly different on different versions but same idea). Double click materials from the libary to load them in to the project (See image)

Once you have done this your material will show up when you use the paint tool.


Hope this helps


Alisder Brown
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