Element ID from Material


#1

Is there any way to get ElementID from material? I mean that I want to get the Element(s) ID which is used in the material?

And also I want to get the name of the material from material ID. Is it possible to add material name properties to the custom node “Material Properties”? (note: I don’t know how to write custom node)

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Waiting for your advices…Thanks

 


#2

A material is just another element. Use the built-in node Element.Id, alternatively Element.ID (pkg Clockwork) or Element Ids (pkg archi-lab.net). Same thing with getting the name: the built-in node Element.Name should work just fine. BTW: For layered objects like walls you can also use the node FamilyType.CompoundStructureLayers (also pkg Clockwork) as it will retrieve some more material layer related information for you.


#3

Hi Andreas, Thank you for your advices.

it solved the Material name problem but i think i couldn’t explain the main question. Let me try again;

For example i used the “Carpet” material for 3 walls. When i give the name or ID of material (“Carpet”), can dynamo return the value of Walls (Element) ID? Actually the opposite of the application in picture?

Ques


#4

I don’t think there is a way to do that unless you are willing to iterate through all elements in the model and checking each one for material properties. It might not be a great idea but it has been done before: http://thebuildingcoder.typepad.com/blog/2012/01/materials-collection-and-filtering.html