Revit 2022 – Custom Materials – Create Custom Material

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Please refer to the blog that leads up to this one for instructions on how to set up a custom material: 

https://www.mgfx.co.za/?p=45820&preview=true 

https://www.mgfx.co.za/?p=45834&preview=true 

In this blog, we discover how to save and manage our custom materials into our own material library. If you are setting up a library for your company this is critical, otherwise, you will always rely on the template to carry your materials.  

Besides creating your own materials, you should also consider placing all the images that define the material in one folder, so that other companies or users can use those images to render your projects. This might be especially important during the lockdown, as the material images need to be shared onto the users’ hard drives (the cloud does not yet handle custom material images. Revit can be set to read the material from the path to the images.  

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My suggestion would be to predicate the material name with an identifier for the company you represent (typically this is stated in the Bim Execution plan in any case). This will help you to filter for the materials when you are searching for them. 

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Create a new material library or load an existing material library. Save the material (Right Mouse Click on the material) into the custom library for future use or load materials from the library into the project to be able to edit them. 

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You can also create subcategories to organize the materials into.  

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If you need help adopting BIM (Building Information Management) and Revit in your practice, please contact micrographics so we may be of assistance.  

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