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Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 2:52:06 PM | Adding materials to piping systems




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I am using Revit MEP 2010 and was wondering if there is a way to add a material to a piping system. I am working with hot/cold water piping systems that are set to be copper in the element properties but I don't see anywhere or anyway to add a parameter for material.

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Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 4:37:18 PM | Adding materials to piping systems



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Hello, you can create multiple Pipe Typees with different material parameters assigned to them.  To check it out in Revit 2010, draw a piece of pipe, select it, and go to the Element Properties tool on the Element tab.  Cllick on the little, black triangular fly-out and click on Type Properties.  In the Type Properties dialog you will see all the Pipe Types you currently available in the current project.  You can create as many new Pipe Types as you need, selecting different materials from the Material parameter's pulldown.  The materials available to choose from are hard-coded into the product, you can't add new ones, but, there is a good selection as shown in the attached file.

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Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 9:07:42 PM | Adding materials to piping systems



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I beg to differ that you cant add new pipe materials, you just have to work with what you have and duplicate it. As for the orginal question if you are looking for different materials when rendering...or viewing in 3d try applying a filter with a color that appears similar. if you really want your cast iron to look like it take it to max.


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