Managing the myriad of materials within a Revit project can be a daunting and time-consuming task. This task is made easier and more efficient using Ideate BIMLink.

We always recommend using one of the many sample link definitions that ship with Ideate BIMLink.  In this example I’m using the Column_Types link definition, open the properties and add the Material Parameter.

Sometimes it’s easy to forget the simple things, like using the search function within Ideate BIMLink to search for the parameter that you want to add to the link definition:

Search for the key word in the Search Box - Ideate BIMLink
Search for the key word in the Search box e.g., Material

Material Parameter has been added to the link - Ideate BIMLink
Material Parameter has been added to the link.

Edit the materials as required, either within the Ideate BIMLink interface or for quick bulk editing export to Excel.

Edit material as required - Ideate BIMLink
Edit the Material as required.

It’s as simple as that!

In the May 2023 release of Ideate Software, you are now able to edit and manage the material types and thicknesses within compound Wall, Floor, Roof and ceiling elements using Ideate BIMLink. There is a new folder of link definitions specifically for managing materials.

Link definitions for managing material - Ideate BIMLink

Check out this short video to learn more about editing the material layers within Walls. 

For additional training tips, check out our Training blog series.

About the Author

Steve Deadman - Customer Success Manager - EMEA
Steve provides support to customers and helps them get a strong return on their software investment. He has a B.Eng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering and various certifications in engineering. Before joining Ideate Software, he worked at several top architectural firm in the United Kingdom where he specialized in the implementation and management of BIM processes and technology. Find Steve on LinkedIn.