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    Lightbulb Parametric Finish Materials

    Inspired by this thread, I┤ve created the following short video to explain how to apply parametric finish materials to Revit Families.

    Note, this may not work in RST and MEP, and it does NOT work in Revit 2012 either (A fix for 2012 should be on its way)

    This is great for applying different finishes to the same object. e.g. a window frame made of "Wood" but with "Paint 1" on the interior side and "Paint 2" on the exterior side. (In this case you┤d need two "Finish Materials")

    Basic steps:
    1. Create a "Material" Parameter (If it doesn┤t already exist)
    2. Create a "Finish Material" Parameter
    3. Apply the "Material" parameter to the actual geometry
    4. Use the paint tool to apply the "Finish Material" (Param) to the desired faces of the geometry





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    Wow! Awesome tip - thank you for that. Never even knew painted surfaces could be set to a parameter.

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    Awesome Tip! I now understand all the talk about this

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    Is there a solution for this issue, not working in RAC2012? Can't we paint surfaces with material parameters anymore? What is the workaround, then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfredo Medina View Post
    Is there a solution for this issue, not working in RAC2012? Can't we paint surfaces with material parameters anymore? What is the workaround, then?
    No workaround Alf... It┤s simply broken in 2012. Aaron mentioned that the Factory is working on a fix, so I┤m assuming (or rather hoping) that there will be a Hotfix available soon, or maybe a early WU1 to take care of it.

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    OOOhhhhh, that's what you and Aaron were talking about. It made no sense to me at all in the other thread.

    Thanks for the tutorial. Bookmarked. I'd rep you, but you have enough already.

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    Awesome tip, tnx for posting the video, it is very clear and useful .

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    Thanks you very much.i am learning revit special material. Thanks you

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    I have a big question about this.

    Taking the example on the video, would it be possible to tag both materials?
    I'm searching for a solution for what is a big issue at work. We model a lot of furniture families which, in reality, consist in two elements (for example, a table made of MDF with plastic laminate on it). I'm doing the same on the video, but I can't identify both materials in 2D views.

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    Hi Jaime, for that you are trying to do you must have 2 different models ie: one model to the desk and one more to the finish, If you'll have a laminate wooden desk and you want to schedule or tag both materials, you must have 2 different surfaces for be able to do that. regards.

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