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Giovannino60
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You can upload more materials, from which website, etc. In all the versions that have followed each other over the years, are there always the same materials? Thank you
Roberto
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Lingwisyer
Virtuoso
Giovannino60 wrote:
are there always the same materials

The default Australian template changed a whole lot of materials as well as the naming conventions used when it went from AC22 to 23... My guess is that some new person was in charge of it...



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Barry Kelly
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Giovannino60,
I have moved this post because you posted it in the wrong section (Archicad+) which is for discussing Archicad - not actual problems.

I moved it to 'Working in Archicad' as I thought that would be the best section, I guess it could have also been in the 'Presentation' section or possibly 'Construction Documentation' as it is more about attributes.

The surfaces (materials) that come standard with he Archicad template have probably been the same for many years, maybe with a few new ones added form time to time.
Sometimes the local distributor of Archicad will create their own template and may include different surfaces.
I have no idea what your local distributor provides.
If you have a Select service Agreement with you local distributor, you should have access to an 'Additional Surface Catalogue'.

Otherwise if you go into the surface settings and choose 'New From Catalogue', you should be able to browse into the library provided with Archicad and there will be a 'Surface Catalogue' that will give you many more preset surface materials.


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Giovannino60
Newcomer
Is this the command you were talking to me about? But when I get here, how do I proceed to load the entire list of siperifics and not just one surface at a time? Thank you
Roberto

Barry Kelly
Moderator
That is it.
It will create one new material at a time.

The only way to add multiple surfaces at one time is with the Attribute Manager.
You will need access to a PLN file (or purposely save attribute file) that has different surfaces than you already have.
You can get these attributes from any PLN file that you can get your hands on.
I am not aware of any web resources where someone has saved a file specifically for surface materials.

You can create your own surfaces if you don’t want to use those in the catalogue.
Or use those an then modify them to your needs.

A word of warning.
If you are going to start creating new surfaces (or any other attributes come to that) you will need to be careful with the attribute index numbers.
You ideally want each attribute to have a different (unique) number to all the others and you want to keep these numbers the same across all of your files if you intend to copy and paste between files or use hotline modules.
Attribute management can get rather messy.
There are many posts in this forum on the subject.


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runxel
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There is a another way, even.
With the surface painter you can search for surfaces, even if they are in the additional catalog. You can then load them with a single click. I actually enjoy that one.
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Giovannino60
Newcomer
runxel wrote:
There is a another way, even.
With the surface patiner you can search for surfaces, even if they are in the additional catalog. You can then load them with a single click. I actually enjoy that one.
I'm sorry, but I didn't understand your procedure, are you suggesting another one, different from the one I put in the attached image?
Roberto

Stress Co_
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Giovannino60 wrote:
runxel wrote:
There is a another way, even.
With the surface patiner you can search for surfaces, even if they are in the additional catalog. You can then load them with a single click. I actually enjoy that one.
I'm sorry, but I didn't understand your procedure, are you suggesting another one, different from the one I put in the attached image?
Window> Palettes> Surface painter:
The Globe icon tells you that it is in an available additional catalog,
but not yet loaded.
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