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Splitting a Face should Allow Independent Rotation of Material When Using <By Category>

Splitting a Face should Allow Independent Rotation of Material When Using <By Category>

If you split a face on Revit geometry, we should be able to rotate the material texture using the surface hatch without doing anything else (like "Painting" the surface)

 

Currently when creating families in Revit (undesired behavior is proposed to be struck)

 

Scenario A:

  • Use the "Split Face" tool to split the surface as desired
  • Use the "Paint" tool to paint any material onto the face you want to rotate the material on
  • Tab-select the surface hatch created by the material applied to the face, and use the rotate tool to rotate the material orientation for that face.

Scenario B:

  • Use the "Split Face" tool to split the surface as desired
  • Use the "Paint" tool to paint any material parameter onto the face you want to rotate the material on.
  • Make sure the material parameter is set to anything other than <By Category>
  • Tab-select the surface hatch created by the material applied to the face, and use the rotate tool to rotate the material orientation for that face.

 

Unexpected Behavior:

  • After doing Scenario B above, set the material parameter  to <By Category>
  • The rotation you applied to your split face will become undone and you will not be able to rotate the material on that split face independently until the material parameter is changed to something other than <By Category>

 

Proposed Solution:

  • Allow us to rotate materials on split faces without ever using the "Paint" tool
  • If using the "Paint" tool to apply a material parameter to a split surface, custom material rotatations should be preserved on that surface even if the applied material parameter is set to <By Category>

 

This issue is currently limiting our ability to control material orientation within families and also limits our use of Object Style settings on those families because in order to preserve the desired material orientation, we cannot use <By Category>

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