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    Structural Steel Framing

    We are wanting to update our structural steel families to allow for a finish. In a perfect world, we could add a variable thickness layer to all of our steel families that has a finish material on it and allow the main member to still be the main material. However, I am pretty sure this will affect joints (IE, if we put a primer layer on all faces of a steel beam but the top of the top flange, our center will we off by the paint thickness). Correct?

    So, what I am thinking of doing is leaving the the sections alone and having (2) materials in the families. Where the "Finish" material is applied to the extrusion so it renders correctly, by we still have the other material for schedules and such. The issue I have with this, is our MTO schedules will be incorrect since we are not apply the structural material to the extrusion in the family.

    Any thoughts/recommendations?

    Thanks,
    Grant

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    Use Paint in the families. Everyone has been doing it with Doors for years. Works fine, and solves every issue you are discussing.

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    Another option is Parts, you can override the material and do not need to change families.

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    You can just duplicate the material, change the name in the appearance setting so its not going to affect all the other material of the same name, and set it with a tint, then apply that material to all members affected. If its just for scheduling then just add a calculated parameter....if its for renders and graphic appearance you will need to change the material somewhere. Painting a surface is an option but having to paint every steel member individually would be time consuming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karalon10 View Post
    You can just duplicate the material, change the name in the appearance setting so its not going to affect all the other material of the same name, and set it with a tint, then apply that material to all members affected. If its just for scheduling then just add a calculated parameter....if its for renders and graphic appearance you will need to change the material somewhere. Painting a surface is an option but having to paint every steel member individually would be time consuming.
    Painting Every Member - Yikes!
    I believe that the previous post was meaning that you can paint each Face in the Family.
    This can then be set as an Instance Material, whilst still preserving the Structural Material of the Core.

    Done this a few times & it works brilliantly!

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