Materials and How They Put Some Skin in the Game of Revit Families with Donnia Tabor-Hanson

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Materials make a family look like it is supposed to. Find how to search for materials and how to customize them. Building materials from scratch can appear daunting but with a little help it might be something to try soon. Also look at how materials get added to a family unnecessarily sometimes.

 

Join expert Donnia Tabor-Hanson for this fun and enlightening session, hosted by Community Manager Kimberly Fuhrman.

 

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  • Thursday, July 01, 2021
  • 08:00 AM PDT
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ffdraws
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Sorry, just realized the time and I have a conflict. Is there any way to view this later ?

The sessions are recorded; you can view the recording later.  A link will be posted in this forum.


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kate.merriman
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Thanks David, that's perfect.  @ffdraws you may also like to visit the complete playlist for this series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdlF7MirPEC0dZCptV5lxiDfopfrWBdjA

 

Usually we get the video posted to this page within a day or two of the live event ending.



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aoffak
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seems like a lot of work for updating material, is there a dynamo or plugin that makes this easier and less time consuming to do

As promised, here is where you can review the files that make materials look the way they do:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Materials\Textures\1\Mats

 

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Woo Hoo - I found a couple of things. This first does physical assets also:

https://forum.dynamobim.com/t/create-new-material-thermal-physical-properties-using-dynamo-how/4365

From Excel file:

https://forum.dynamobim.com/t/create-a-new-materials-from-excel-data/19589

 

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@aoffak did you get the answer you wanted? There are a couple of links to some Dynamos in the answers.

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Thank you for the links I will have to check them out when I get a chance, too busy. Hopefully there will also be something for a find/replace see I hate bringing in models only to see Revit create a new material of same name because something might be slightly off. Nothing like ending up with “Generic (8)” when you don’t care about it and just want them all to just be “Generic”
I do show you how to go and rename those.
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donnia.tabor-hanson
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Here is where I found more info on the new material assets:

§https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles...

 

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(DRUM ROLL PLEASE) 

AND THE WINNER IS..............Catalogs and Library prep for Revit Families with 32% of the votes!

2nd place will be Hints & Hacks with 28% (My new favorite phrase I coined for the over used Tips & Tricks)

3rd place goes to Favorite,Fabulous, Formulas for Families in Revit with a close 26%

Last but not least at all will be Testing Revit Families and the "Homewrecker"

Thanks to all for helping set up the next four session of our Revit Family Community Conversations!

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kate.merriman
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So great, Donnia!  I loved how you used a poll, really fun and loved hearing from everyone what they want as a next session.



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Were you out last week but had still signed up for this session? The video is now available to view. Just check out the conversation area below the description to find the link.

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I am giving you what you wanted. The next Revit Family Counseling session is now on the schedule for September 2nd but you can sign up now. You voted on the topic so that is what I will give you.
https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/community-conversations/catalogs-and-library-prep-for-revit-families-...


#revit #CommunityConversations #ADSKCommunity #RevitFamilyBuilding #CADMama

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Did you miss having an August session? Are you looking forward to the one in September that you voted on? Need a little fix on learning something about Revit? I will be on Facebook on the Autodesk Revit Community page answering questions for the next hour. Scurry over there and check it out.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/adskrevitcommunity/?multi_permalinks=3005109499744169

 

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After taking a month off I am so ready for another Revit Family session. Don't forget to register for this next one.

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/community-conversations/catalogs-and-library-prep-for-revit-families-...

 

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I loved how you used a poll, really fun and loved hearing from everyone what they want as a next session.

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@Daniel.Stine.Gmail is doing a Community Voice blog series on Materials. You should check it out. 

Here is the first of the series:

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/autodesk-community-voices/revit-material-assignment-series-part-1-by-...

 

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