Find and Replace Materials - Trial

Find and Replace Materials - Trial

Win64, English

Polynine Studio
Plugin finds assigned materials/assets in a project document and replaces them with other materials selected by the user.

General Usage Instructions

General Instructions

  1. Set MATERIALS or MATERIAL ASSETS mode.
  2. Search for material(s) or asset(s) to be replaced.
  3. Select material(s)/asset(s) from list. Multiple selections are allowed. The elements affected list will update per the current selection.
  4. Search for a new material/asset to replace the existing material/asset.
  5. Select new material/asset. Only one material/asset can be selected.
  6. Optional: select elements affected.
  7. Press the REPLACE MATERIAL(S)/ASSET(S) button to run the command.

Batch Mode 

  1. Set the MATERIALS or MATERIAL ASSETS mode.
  2. Press the BATCH MODE button.
  3. Search for material(s) or asset(s) to be replaced.
  4. Select material(s)/asset(s) from list.
  5. Search for a new material/asset to replace the existing material/asset.
  6. Select new material/asset. Only one material/asset can be selected.
  7. Press the ADD RULE button to add current selection to rule list. The elements affected list will update per the batch mode rule list changes.
  8. Press the DESELECT button to unselect materials/assets above.
  9. Repeat steps 2 through 7 until rules are set up.
  10. Optional: select elements affected.
  11. Press the BATCH REPLACE MATERIAL(S)/ASSETS(S) button to run the command.

Screenshots

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

  • Common issues: present whenever a material is changed with or without the plugin :
    • Dimensions hosted on material fill patterns disappear as the new material’s fill pattern is different from the old.
    • Hosted elements might un-host from parent element when parent material changes.
  • API limitations: access to the rail structure materials is restricted and it cannot be supported until Autodesk allows access. Handrails and guardrails within the rail family are supported.
  • Families: materials that are not assigned to parameters within families will be omitted in the project environment.
  • Physical and Thermal Material Assets: when replacing these assets, the list of available replacements is based on the assets already assigned to materials. Physical and thermal assets loaded into the project that is not assigned to materials are not available for selection.

Contact

Company Name: Polynine Studio

Author/Company Information

Polynine Studio

Support Information

For support, please send us an email:

support@polyninestudio.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.4.0

- FEATURE: Run in Family Editor with nested family support - FEATURE: Removal of materials from elements by selecting "" as new material - FEATURE: Deletion of materials after replacing (accessed under settings menu) - Updated GUI - Automated licensing & Subscription licensing

1.1.0

- FEATURE: Find and replace material assets (Appearance, Physical and Thermal) in standard and batch processing modes. - FEATURE: Show Unassigned Materials toggle for the materials to replace list. - Updated the Single License system to allow for transferring licenses. - Introduced an alternate licensing solution for volume purchases: Enterprise Licenses.

1.0.1

Extended trial period to 30 days

1.0.0

Initial release
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