Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Updating a 2008 Render Appearance

This one is straight out of the help file, but handy nonetheless:


Updating a 2008 Render Appearance

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Use the following procedure to assign a new render appearance to a 2008 material whose render appearance was not upgraded automatically.

To update a render appearance for a material

  1. In Revit Architecture 2009, open a project.
  2. Click Settings menuMaterials.
  3. In the left pane of the Materials dialog, under Materials, enter not upgraded in the search field.

    The materials list displays the names of all materials whose Comments field contains the specified text.

  4. Select a material from the list.
  5. On the Render Appearance tab, click Replace.
  6. In the Render Appearance Library, select the desired render appearance for the material, and click OK.

    See Searching for a Render Appearance.

  7. If desired, modify properties for the render appearance.

    See Render Appearance Properties.

  8. Click Apply.
  9. Repeat Steps 4 through 8 for other materials whose render appearances were not upgraded.
  10. In the Materials dialog, click OK.
  11. Save changes to the project.

Found at: Revit Architecture 2010 User's Guide > What's New? > New in Revit 2009 > Rendering Enhancements > Migrating to Revit Architecture 2009 > Migrating Render Appearances for Materials >

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