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Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 9:07:28 PM | colored/rendered plans

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I am new to Revit and am seting up our colors, lineweights, and such. I want to know what I should do to in an initial set up to be able to make a nice colored or rendered plan for presentation. We want to be able to get a colored plan at anytime during the designing and documenting ot the project. I would like the colors used to be the right ones for presentation and also good for our black and white construction drawings. Is there a good way to do this in Revit or not? I have looked into the Plan tags but that just isn't a very good graphic for what we do her. Thanks

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Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 11:45:05 PM | RE: colored/rendered plans

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Depending on what you mean when you say colour or rendered plan (do you want just flat colours or gradients?). You can make any view a shaded view, these colours are then assigned by the accurender material, you can directly change these materials in the settings. Providing you are using version 7.0 you could also utilise shadows... To revert back to black and white, simply change back to hidden line view. If you actually want to render a floor plan, you would need to create a 3d view then goto view-->Orient--->To other view--> then select the floor plan. This will automatically crop the 3d view to the scope and orientation of the selected view, of which you can then render. HTH.

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Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 6:32:18 AM | RE: colored/rendered plans

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I want to achieve something like the attached file, except with the walls being a red color. Is this achieveable in Revit without going through the work of exporting a jpeg and coloring then importing the jpeg and underlaying it with the floor plan to get the annotations? If so, what is the best way to set up walls, floors, doors, windows, furniture, etc. to accomodate this? As far as the swithing back to black and white, I do not believe that the hidden line plan will work because our office uses a shade within the walls. I do think that if I use the right color for the walls I will get a decent shade that we desire. Is this true? Should I be looking at it in a different manner? Has anyone have any colored and/or rendered floor plans they could post as an example of Revit's capabilities in this regard? Thanks

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Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 11:46:27 PM | RE: colored/rendered plans

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Going by the attached example what you require can very easily be achieved in revit... And hidden line view can have a solid fill within the walls... To get the walls to display red, simply setup the view and set it to a coarse view detail, then in the wall properties change the coarse scale view setting to solid fill and red... You can then switch the view to hidden line mode and change the view detail level to medium and have the view change to back and white with a shaded wall... I've attached an example of one of colour residential plans... HTH. If you need step by step instructions let me know and i'll see if i can get a spare sec to write one.

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Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 5:54:43 PM | colored/rendered plans

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Do any of you know of a way to manipulate the wall so it appears as a dashed line?  I have been able to create the wall types in plan with different colors through the cut section, but cannot figure out how to make it look like a dashed line. I am using the wall type to show a construction fence.  I realize that if I change the phase to demolition that a dashed line will appear, but then the thickness of the wall and the color of the section cut disappear. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 7:25:28 PM | colored/rendered plans

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You can overide the wall linetypes by using the linework tool, or by using the overide graphics in view (select element and right click - overide the cut lines).  You can change this globally by going to the object styles.  With respect to rendering a plan view, here is an example which was done by the method described by Mr Spot (excuse the floating boundary wall).

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Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 7:28:20 PM | colored/rendered plans

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You can also over-ride them by view in VG...

Open VG  and change the settings for walls there.  This is view specific .... better than doing it globally.


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Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 8:31:42 PM | colored/rendered plans

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TIM 123 - I'm not sure your image posted.

 I've attached a revit version of what I've acheived and an adobe version of what I would like to acheive. In Revit, I've modified the VG per WW's post, but it only dashes the black line and not the red cut section. Do I have to define my own cut pattern to get the results I'm looking for? Any idea how to do that? Thanks for your input.



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Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 8:54:15 PM | colored/rendered plans

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You used a solid color fill and that will not work like you want.  You might experiment with different coarse fill patterns.

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Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 11:16:39 PM | colored/rendered plans

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Well here's what I got. Took me all afternoon. Not totally happy with it, but it will work for now. Any suggestions on improving it would be great. Thanks again for all your help.

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Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 11:44:24 AM | colored/rendered plans

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This may be what you want - see image.

I created a detail component with parameters for width and height and a red fill region with invisible outlines.

Load this into a new family - Detail component line based, and set up an array with a parameter for number of components based on the length divided by spacing.

Load this into the project and use the detail component tool under drafting.  Use the pick line tool to select the centreline of the walls. 

Let me know if this works.



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