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Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 9:19:03 PM | Transparent Line over Image - Revit 2010

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I have a file where I inserted a jpeg image in the background of a view.  The image is of a floor plan.  I am trying to draw a thick line and hatch area over that jpeg.  I can do that, however, I would like to be able to see the floor plan image through the thick line and hatched area.  Is this possible in Revit?

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Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 12:03:51 PM | Transparent Line over Image - Revit 2010

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Give this a try. 

 

If you select the thick line and hatched area > then right click your mouse > then in the menu go to 'over ride graphics in view > 'by element'

 you then have the option to tick the 'halftone' or 'transparent' boxes. 

 

if that doesn't work you can make the properties of the hatched area transparent as opposed to opaque.

let me know if either of these work

 

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Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 10:18:32 PM | Transparent Line over Image - Revit 2010

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Thanks, Tom.

Your solutions would typically work but for some reason, they don't work if the background is an image (jpeg). 

Any Suggestions?

 thanks,

Salarch2

 

Give this a try. 

If you select the thick line and hatched area > then right click your mouse > then in the menu go to 'over ride graphics in view > 'by element' you then have the option to tick the 'halftone' or 'transparent' boxes. 

If that doesn't work you can make the properties of the hatched area transparent as opposed to opaque.let me know if either of these work

Tom 


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Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 3:46:47 PM | Transparent Line over Image - Revit 2010

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Probably way to late for this but..

 

Try making the image file either either a png file or a transperent tif.  Either of which you may need photoshop to create. You would then bring the image to the foreground, and essentially draw underneath of it on the background.  The sketch would be prominent and any filled regions you would draw beneath it would project through the transparencies in the image.

 This, also, works with rooms.  You can use room boundaries and/or walls and input room regions that you can infill color with your room color scheme legend (also useful for scheduling/and generating info)

If, however, you would like to use area regions to "color" the image. You will have to move the color scheme to the foreground and also have the image on the foreground.  Seems rather counter intuitive having both on the foreground, but this is the only way I have been able to get it to work.  CryingThis issue had been thwarting our masterplanning standards set up until today) 

One last very important thing.  Anytime you create a transparent image (tif or png) you must make sure that it is converted to a RGB in photoshop under the image>mode>properties palette, opposed to a bitmap, cmyk, or b/w image file.  For some reason, autodesk programs have trouble reading files despite having a compatible format.

 Hope this helps and is what you are looking for.


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