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  • feio
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    Originally posted by cbaze View Post
    I'm in the process of changing our material names to Masterformat 2004, and I'm typing them in exactly as they appear on masterformat.com. How difficult/complex would it be to write a program that crawls masterformat.com and copies and pastes material names into Revit? There are also other useful fields on masterformat.com such as 'Includes', 'Alternate Terms/Abbreviations', and 'Notes' that I'd like to add into custom material parameters if possible.
    You can paste the key & text of masterformat into the materials name. The obvious way to do this is using the keynotes text file and it is quite straight forward.

    Two comments on that:
    1. Materials already have a keynote parameter, so it is redundant information (not useful and dangerous).
      That gives you the freedom of creating materials with the name you want and assigning them a certain level in the masterformat structure.
      Autodesk tried to follow MF in the materials. For that reason they are grouped as Concrete, metals, finishes, etc.
      Putting MF in the materials name is very strange. Just like putting the type mark in the name of a type. Seems the wrong way.
    2. Includes, alternates, etc belong to the specifications which is another business.

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  • Wadeshuey
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    That would be Sweet!!! Great idea!

    I wish i could write Apps.

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  • cbaze
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    Extract Material Names from masterformat.com

    I'm in the process of changing our material names to Masterformat 2004, and I'm typing them in exactly as they appear on masterformat.com. How difficult/complex would it be to write a program that crawls masterformat.com and copies and pastes material names into Revit? There are also other useful fields on masterformat.com such as 'Includes', 'Alternate Terms/Abbreviations', and 'Notes' that I'd like to add into custom material parameters if possible.

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