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    How would one go about importing materials into a new family. Should be easy, but I don't see it.

    #2
    Originally posted by B Arch View Post
    How would one go about importing materials into a new family. Should be easy, but I don't see it.
    Generally, you don't import new materials into a family, one duplicate an existing material, rename it and assigned new properties to that newly created material. This is somewhat similar to how one duplicates a system family, say a wall, and modifies the properties to create a new wall.

    Cheers,
    Ian Kidston
    http://allextensions.com.au

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      #3
      Originally posted by Ian.Kidston View Post
      Generally, you don't import new materials into a family...
      Fair enough, is that to say there is no real way to import them? In the absence of any reasonable method, I'll probably proceed to cut & paste materials from one family to the other.

      That still seems easier than re-creating materials over and over. Or is there is a better way?

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        #4
        You can transfer them using Transfer Project Standards. Be adviced though: this will transfer ALL materials.
        Martijn de Riet
        Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
        MdR Advies
        Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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          #5
          in Revit 2012, you can make a "user" library, and then load that library into any other project/family. This user library could be one, or hundreds of materials.
          Scott D Davis
          Sr. AEC Technical Specialist
          Autodesk, Inc.
          http://bit.ly/aboutsdd

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            #6
            Originally posted by Scott D Davis View Post
            in Revit 2012, you can make a "user" library, and then load that library into any other project/family. This user library could be one, or hundreds of materials.
            This would be the best way to manage a custom material library for your entire office. Once you create the new material library on the network, go to the large R button / options / file locations and add the folder for the new library.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Scott D Davis View Post
              in Revit 2012, you can make a "user" library, and then load that library into any other project/family. This user library could be one, or hundreds of materials.
              Scott:

              I'm going to check that one out, sounds perfect!

              B

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