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Hello,

I have just created a model of several houses with a global file grouping together several linked files. Each house has its file, its project with also a common topography. I would also like to thank Evelina Piu and François Bastier for your answers to a previous question.

Now I would like to have a library of materials in common. For example I created my roof "black" and now I want it "red" (I am simplifying) but when I modify my material, I also have to change it everywhere in my other linked files. What does not suit me and which can be a potential source of error ...

Maybe with the "shared settings"? Create a shared parameter "Material" but how to associate this parameter with the linked files.

I know that there is "transfer of project standards" but that does not suit me because with each modification I would have to start the maneuver again.

Basically ... I would like that when I change something common in a project, it changes my related projects whether it is materials, dimensioning style, modification of the view template ...

Yours truly!

Thank you

Thibaud
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Hello,

Once inserted into a project, a material integrates the list of Project materials. The materials are therefore specific to a project, even if they come from the same Materials library.
In other words, there is no direct and synchronized link in Revit between the materials of a project A and those of a project B, even if they are linked to each other. These two projects do not ultimately share the same list of materials.

As for the shared parameter, it will not respond to your request since the value of a shared parameter is again specific to the project that contains this parameter.
The principle of the shared parameter is not to "transfer" property values ​​from one project to another, but rather to standardize terminologies and produce rich nomenclatures.

In this case, you have to look at Dynamo or any other script to automate the task. Keep in mind that you have to be able to specify which materials should be copied from one project to another and which materials should not be changed.
- For example, you could have two projects which both contain a "blue slate" material but which have different properties and should remain so, even after applying the script (different shades of blue, different vendor names, etc.).
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In other words, there is no direct and synchronized link in Revit between the materials of a project A and those of a project B, even if they are linked to each other. These two projects do not ultimately share the same list of materials.


This is also true for Archicad unfortunately. It is therefore necessary to ensure synchronization of the attributes from one project to another.
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Thank you for your answers !

I do not have enough experience to create a script for Dynamo.

Maybe attached the link of my projects, go as a single file but work with sub-projects?

But suddenly I would have a lot of levels in my list of levels ...

Hmmm ... not easy to choose the right solution!
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