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Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 12:00:58 AM | Design Options

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Hi,

I am having trouble working with design options.  I have a plan design for a kitchen and would like to create several design schemes keeping some of the walls but changing others.  Could you explain how to best illustrate multiple schemes in Revit.

Thank you for your time.  I really appreciate your assistance.


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Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 12:06:10 PM | Design Options

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Several fundamentals:

  1. Create multiple copies of needed floor plans, elevations...etc for Each DO and switch the VG settings for that DO view from automatic to that DO.  Now when you look at that view, you will only see the base and that DO no matter what DO you are currently set to work in.
  2. You can have multiple option schemes each with multiple options - The difference between these is like a Chinese menu, you can have one for each coulmn but you can't have two from the same column.
  3. Every hosted element in a design option has to have its host also in that option.  So if you have an exterior wall and want window A in it in DO1 and window B in DO2, you have two have an exterior wall in each DO to host its window.
  4. If you want to change, in different DO's, any property of any element, a copy of that element must be in that DO.  So if you want to paint a different color on that wall... have a wall in that DO to do this.  If the wall needs to be longer in one DO from the base element, either remove the wall from the base and add it to each DO or In the altered DO, add a new wall starting at the end of base wall.
  5. You must be working in the DO in order to modify anything in it.
  6. Items can be moved from the base to a DO or multiple DO's.  So create the wall you want with different windows, add the windows to it, then move the wall and windows to both DO's and then edit the DO that needs the window moved or changed.
  7. Walls and other elements in a DO will automatically clean up to base elements.

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Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 8:20:09 PM | Design Options

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Hi there Smile

 

I've wrote an article to help explain the basics of Design Options...

http://www.revitzone.com/revit-fundamentals/117-design-options-an-introduction

It took me a while to get my head around Design Options- but it's well worth getting to grips with them. You'll never look back!

 

Regards,

Ian


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