If any of these new glazing types do not exist already in Revit, they will be added to Revit’s list of Glazing Types using the Glass Database. Applying a glass type will change the glazing type assigned to the element in the model and write it to the Revit list of Construction types.
Glass Types which are chosen from the list but not already in Revit, may update immediately or may require a restart of Revit.
Glass Types which are already in Revit’s internal list, will be substituted immediately for the existing glass type. Once the new Glass Types have been added to Revit’s internal list, they may be swapped out in future without any restart.
The results will update after Revit is relaunched. You may apply several Glass Types to different elements and then restart Revit to apply all these changes at once.
Revit stores a list of construction types and materials internally in a file. The Glass Database allows this file to be easily edited and updated using a simple interface.
The model need not be saved before closing Revit, if new glass types need to be written to Revit. If geometry modifications or Revit settings have changed for the model, then it should be saved before closing. The next time that Revit is launched and the application is opened, a message will display to remind you to confirm the changes from the previous session.
You may choose Yes (the changes will be made to those elements that were selected previously), No (this session of the application will not use those changes) or Don’t ask me again (pending changes from the previous session will be deleted and you will not be reminded again).