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Mon, Jun 4, 2007 at 2:35:52 PM | CAD overlay visibility in color plans

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Much of the work that I do involves either new or renovated space in existing hospitals. Currently, I'm attempting to show the different hospital departments and areas on an existing campus (using Revit 9.1). To do this, I'm overlaying AutoCAD plans of each floor of each existing building and would like to use Area Plan functions to differentiate, calculate and color the plans for master plan usage. Unfortunately, when an area is defined and the color fills that zone, it covers the CAD overlay so that only the room tags remain visible. I don't have the time or interest to draw every existing wall in a million square foot hospital. Is there a way to manipulate the location of the overlay so that I can see the existing CAD drawn walls over the colored areas without drawing all of the walls in Revit?


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Mon, Jun 4, 2007 at 8:19:52 PM | CAD overlay visibility in color plans

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Okay... once again a simple solution was overlooked simply because I didn't know a toolbar items were there. Thanks to Autodesk Tech Support for the solution.

1. Left click on the CAD overlay.

2. A toolbar will appear at the top with explode, query & other options including: Foreground or Background options.

3. Select Foreground and the DWG overlay will be on top rather than below the Revit color fills.


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Mon, Jun 4, 2007 at 9:42:07 PM | CAD overlay visibility in color plans

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This is one thing that all new REVIT users have to learn.  PAY ATTENTION TO THE OPTIONS BAR  -  It is always changing in relation to what your doing.  You will be surprised at what you'll discover!

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Mon, Jun 4, 2007 at 9:56:27 PM | CAD overlay visibility in color plans

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It's a good note... even for those of us who aren't new but are doing things outside of what we are used to doing and don't have anyone else around with any experience who we can bounce those questions off of.

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