Scott wrote:Just tried that.........didn't work.
Custom door/window panels always have the materials with which they are created. I suppose, if you know the name of the parameter in graphisoft's door/window objects for panel materials, then you could add that parameter to the material call outs in your panel object, then you would be able to control it through the door/window tool.
Scott wrote:I'll look at it some more...I'd like to have one panel that is easy to change materials but for now I only have two custom panels and don't need but maybe one that's painted and one that's wood for each. That's only 4 different panels. No big deal there.
Well that sucks.... maybe the parameter is not listed in the CALL command for custom panels in the main door object. Again I am just taking an semi-educated guess, obviously I haven't tried this myself. I usually just make my custom panels using a new material called doors-# or something like that, and then just change the material itself as necessary.
Matthew wrote:couldnt you just open the leaf thats made and change the material parameter of the color you wish to change? then save the object and the door should update its color. unless im missing something this works for me.
Jared, you are correct. The Door object still only passes the A, B, ZZYZX values to the macro.
With the attribute management between files and versions this make it painful for building a personal library of custom door leafs. I have a collection of custom leafs with various kickplates and signage but I'll have to make a new custom leaf each time I want to change the basic paint colour of the rest of the leaf panel...
SenecaDesignLLC wrote:In the ArchiCAD parlance of increased performance through reduces number of clicks the concept of saving custom leafs for each project doesn't add up. My door leaf collection is already at 20 leafs and I expect it to pass 50. With more than 20 projects needing to use the full collection that could be 1000+ custom leafs that have to be managed. Also, if I have to update one leaf in the collection to a new standard, sign, etc. there is several hours of work to track down all 20+ projects and make the change.
couldnt you just open the leaf thats made and change the material parameter of the color you wish to change? then save the object and the door should update its color. unless im missing something this works for me.