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How is a new material type created and customized?

  • Software:

    Autodesk Advance Concrete
  • Module

    Modeling
  • Question:

    How is a new material type created and customized?
  • Type:

    Modeling
  • Difficulty:

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Answer

In a complex structure there are elements made from different materials.
To differentiate them based on the material, especially on the formwork plan, you can create a representation style for each one. For accurate modeling of a real building, Advance Concrete provides the option to add material types with user-defined representations.

In the "Advance Project Preferences" select Material.

How is a new material type created and customized

The material library window will appear:

How is a new material type created and customized

For this example, we will assume that we need to add "Material 1".
Select "Create" and enter a name.

How is a new material type created and customized

You will notice that the newly created material will appear in the list.

How is a new material type created and customized

The next step is to customize it.
On the "Advance Project Preferences" toolbar select "Representation Style".

How is a new material type created and customized

The representation styles will be sorted based on elements.
You can define a new style for this material. This will allow you to quickly modify its features.
We will consider that the walls are made of "Material 1".

How is a new material type created and customized

Select "Create" and give your new style a name: "Wall (level1)"

How is a new material type created and customized

The style for a level 1 wall is created.
Select "Material 1" in the "Selected style content" window from "Styles list", expand "Wall" and choose "By material".
You will have the option to choose between the existing materials and the ones created (Concrete, Full bricks and "Material 1")

How is a new material type created and customized

For each option, you have multiple choices, from line thickness to color.
After configuring the preferences, save them.

How is a new material type created and customized

The style can be loaded later and used in a new drawing.

How is a new material type created and customized