I have a large task ahead of me - reconciling a host of custom casework families that all share various nested families. I have 2 of them set up with all the schedulable information linked and parameterized so I can output a coordinated list of items in a useful format for our office. The problem I have now is trying to schedule the materials based on the object styles of all my components.
After fighting with nested material parameters overriding other parameters, I decided to default every material parameter to <By Category>. That way, all of my casework will share the single material definition that I set in the object style for that category (except for the unique instances where I apply different finishes to the parameters). It worked swell until I tried scheduling, and my standard material type is listed in the schedule as <By Category>.
I'm wondering if there's any way to put the object style material definition into a schedule? Or am I stuck applying the same materials to every type and instance I have inserted in a project when I need it to report in my schedule?