Change the material used by an element's assigned Family and Part

 Product(s):OpenBuildings Designer 
 Version(s):CONNECT Edition
 Area:Drawing Views
 Subarea:Family & Parts

Problem description

How can I change the material of a specific element's assigned Part using the Family/Part Editor?


The workflow below will allow to change the material palette used by elements that are assigned a specific Part. 

  1. Click on the Match Part dropper button and select the desired element to activate its assigned Family + Part.


  1. Now click on the Open button to open the Family/Part Editor dialog and change the Parts View drop-down from Definition to Rendering Properties.


  1. Click on the Rendering Material of the selected Part and from the Palette drop-down select the desired material.


4. Once complete, click on the Save button and close the Family/Part Editor dialog.