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Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 2:08:31 PM | 2013 Revit Materials

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Is it just me or does the materials assignment get more complicated with each release of Revit?  I remember when it was simple, duplicate, rename, adjust, done.

It took me a bit to get used to the new look of 2012, now I have two dialogs to close, I just found a third as I stumble thru my second attemp at creating a new material.  I have yet to find a way to rename Appearance under Assets, the Graphics rename automatily with the creation of new material but the Appearance does not.  If I forget to duplicate the appearance before altering it, in inaddvertly alter the appearance of the origianl source material.  I can't undo when I do this so I have to cancle out so I don't lose my original setting of the origianal material I copeid from because I don't memorize each materail or write it down.

 

I am sure I am making it harder than I should and once I figure it out it will be cake, but I remember when Revit was simple and one could just flow with it and when we where sold on Revit, this was the selling point, simplisty.

 

Ok, frustraton vented, thanks for listening.


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Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 2:21:57 PM | 2013 Revit Materials

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Ok, figured out how to rename Appearance, but this new way still is more complicated. IMO


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Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 11:39:05 AM | cadman6735

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Quoting cadman6735 from 2012-10-05 09:21:57

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Ok, figured out how to rename Appearance, but this new way still is more complicated. IMO

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If life is all about the attitude, RevitCity is all about the solution. please post how you figured out how to rename Appearance.

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Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 1:43:00 PM | 2013 Revit Materials

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Sure, but I dont think I am doing it right.

 

1. duplicate a material, Under Material Browser and rename it

2. Select the new material and it should activate the Material Editor

3. On the Material Editor dialog box where it say Assets, select Appearance and right click, duplicate.  this should activate the Asset Browser

3. Now is where I am trying to understand the flow.  by a combination of replace and duplicate I can send the appearance properity back and forth between the Asset Browser and the Material Editor.  In the Asset Browser is where I can rename the Asset Appearance.  then send it back the the Material Editor and assign it to the material name.

 

So, I have to duplicate the Appearance which sends the default name to the Asset Browser where now I can rename the defualt then send it back to the Material Editor to replace the appearance that I duplicated, which in some round about madness makes perfect sense.

 

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