Building Materials Dialog Box

Use the Options > Element Attributes > Building Material dialog box to define and/or edit Building Material definitions. These include:
Any Building Materials used by elements that are selected in the current ARCHICAD view are listed with a “selected” icon at the left of the list and highlighted in green.
Cut Fill: Define a Cut Fill for this Building Material from the pop-up. The Fills you see here are those defined as “Cut Fills” in the Fill Types dialog box. (Only cut fills are available.)
Cut Fill Foreground Pen/Fill Background Pen: From the pen chooser pop-ups, define the foreground and background pen for this Building Material.
Fill Orientation: This option affects the appearance of the cut fill pattern of Building Materials applied to composite elements and Complex Profiles only.
Project Origin: The fill pattern is displayed so that the pattern originates at the Project Origin.
Element Origin: The fill pattern is displayed so that the pattern aligns with the element’s direction.
Fit to Skin: (Available only for symbol fills.) The pattern will be drawn so that it fits within the limits of the Skin Thickness.
Note: It is possible to override a particular element Surface in its Settings dialog box (Model Panel), or by using the Surface override pop-up in the element’s Info Box.
ID: Assign an optional ID to this Building Material. Any character can be used, with no character number limit.
Manufacturer: Optionally, enter a manufacturer name for this Building Material. You can add Manufacturer as a field to your Interactive Schedule, e.g. to list all Building Materials by manufacturer.
Description: Optionally, enter a Description for this Building Material. You can add Description as a field to your Interactive Schedule
Participates in Collision Detection: This data is used in exporting elements to IFC format, and in MEP Modeler’s collision detection feature.
You can also access the built-in Material Catalog (click the Open Catalog button), and click the name of a material having the characteristics you need; its physical properties will then be applied to the Building Material you are editing.
Note: The unit for the Density property is lb/cu ft if the volume Calculation unit is an imperial unit; or kg/m3 if the volume Calculation unit is a metric unit, as set in Project Preferences > Calculation Units & Rules.
Note: The unit for the Embodied Carbon property is lbCO2/lb if the volume Calculation unit is an imperial unit; or kgCO2/kg if the volume Calculation unit is a metric unit, as set in Project Preferences > Calculation Units & Rules.
Click New at the bottom of the Building Materials dialog box.
Adjust the settings for the new Building Material, then click OK to close the Building Material dialog box.
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