Trying to migrate 2012 materials to Revit 2013 I found a bug about the behavior of material categories.
In the materials list all previous material classes show as categories and that's fine. But anytime you make a change to a material and if its class is not one of the listed types under descriptive information, it gets listed as generic next time you open the material browser.
Easiest way to replicate the problem is to actually import a material from one of the Autodesk Libraries.
Open your Material Browser and import "Bamboo" material listed under "Flooring" from the Autodesk's AEC Library.
You'll see it lists fine under your Document Materials with the correct category "Flooring". Next, OK to close the Material Browser and then reopen it by clicking Materials. You'll see Bamboo's category changed to "Generic".
To sum it up, if your material's category is not one of the hardcoded types under Descriptive Information it always reverts to "Generic".
If you have hundreds of materials nicely classified by your logical naming from previously releases, you could find yourself having to reassign them with one of the limited types provided by Revit 2013.
Please confirm by going through the above process to make certain it's a bug that could be adressed in the upcoming update.
I am having same problem with document materials not accepting library category assignments when replacing materials for company material library. It doesn't make sense and creating a problem. Can someone please assist?
Any people from Autodesk that will enlighten us on this issue amongst the other unintuitive workflows of this messy material broser and assets editor.
Autodesk? Any response on this issue? Any explination for why you ripped us off and decided once again not to TEST your software? Who is in charge of QC over there? Why aren't you doing your job? Why shouldn't I call up our Autodesk vendor and ask for a refund. Quit making everything more complicated than it needs to be. That's why you cant work with Apple. Get it together or I'm switching to Vectorworks. Oh yeah, and fix the "Break at point" tool in AutoCAD. It's only been 20 years.
LOL, so you have time to QC my comments but not your products. Get your priorities striaght. By the way, if all of these bugs are a result of Microsofts shotty OS then just make a PUBLIC announcement about it. Maybe it'll get their butts in gear. From the user end you all appear to just be lazy software writers. It's hard for me to rationalize the cost of a Revit license when it can't streamline workflow becuase we're all troubleshooting the whole time instead of working. Any time saved using Revit is lost to working around YOUR bugs. After 3 generations there are no more excuses children. Once again, get it together. Hold a meeting or something.
Your post was moderated because it was in violation of some ground rules.
Please note that this is primarily a peer to peer discussion community. Users helping other users although you will see employees and support in here it's not the place to complain directly to Autodesk. They like the other users are in here trying to help others.
No one cares about your ground rules. What is the cost of moderating forums verse fixing your software? Oh wait, that's right, if you were to actually help address our issues then you would be out of a job becuase there would less of a need for forum moderation. My bad. No really, my bad on that one guys. We just want a reasonable response.
I do understand how your feeling but myself or your fellow users here in the community do not have access to fix the issues you are experiencing. Again this is not the venue for that.
But as a subscription customer you do have a way to reach the product teams and be heard unfortunately it's just not here in these forums.