Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Does family material conflict ?

  1. #1
    Junior Member como's Avatar
    Join Date
    October 9, 2012
    Location
    Tokyo
    Posts
    28
    Current Local Time
    03:14 PM

    Not allowed! Not allowed!

    Does family material conflict ?

    Hello!
    For family creation, Normaly do you determine material to the object in family creation? or Do you attach material to the object in the project? I concern about conflict of material and increasing of the data.

    If i import customized into a project family, ex.doors with yellow glass and windows with green glass but material name was exactly same, will the glass material conflict? Should i careful naming of the materials?

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Forum Co-Founder Twiceroadsfool's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 7, 2010
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    10,519
    Current Local Time
    01:14 AM

    Not allowed! Not allowed!
    If they are named the same, it will conflict, yes. Its generally better practice to put a parameter for the material, and define it in the project or with default values in the parameters.

  3. #3
    Junior Member como's Avatar
    Join Date
    October 9, 2012
    Location
    Tokyo
    Posts
    28
    Current Local Time
    03:14 PM

    Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Oh, I see. That's what i was thinking... Thanks for your advise and good explanation!

  4. #4
    Senior Member Tim West's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 9, 2010
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    618
    Current Local Time
    06:14 PM

    Not allowed! Not allowed!
    I agree with Aaron, it is better to apply materials at a Project level, unless the geometry is very specific.

    I generally create 'sub category's in the family environment, and associate them to each piece of geometry.
    Then add an 'instance' material parameter to the geometry you may wish to control independently. Set your instance material parameter to 'by category' before saving/loading into a project.
    This way you can set,modify materials globally through 'Object Styles', or by item with the instance parameter.
    Note: any materials present in any families you load into a project are added to the projects materials list. If the material exists already, the existing material is retained. To update Materials from a project/family, use 'Transfer Project Standards'

  5. #5
    Junior Member como's Avatar
    Join Date
    October 9, 2012
    Location
    Tokyo
    Posts
    28
    Current Local Time
    03:14 PM

    Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Hi Tim, Thanks so much for your explanation! It took me a little time to understand but I got it! It is important to know what is happening in revit. So that next time i can resist the problem.

Similar Threads

  1. Revit Server Syncing of Links Conflict?
    By snowyweston in forum Worksharing, Revit Server & C4R
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: June 13th, 2012, 06:28 PM
  2. naming shared parameter conflict
    By gaby424 in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: June 1st, 2012, 09:23 PM
  3. no material tag family?! 2012
    By the_r_sole in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: April 13th, 2012, 11:56 PM
  4. Hotfix ľ Apply material family parameters using the Paint tool
    By Munkholm in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: October 11th, 2011, 07:34 PM
  5. Nested Family and Material Parameter
    By dzatto in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: September 8th, 2011, 09:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •