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Creating a color scheme

From: Revit for Interior Design: Space Planning

Video: Creating a color scheme

To date, we've got a floor plan that is pretty well locked in now. We have gone ahead and created a number of different things. We have currently area plans that have been made. Showing gross building numbers and also rentable. If you look this is kind of what we have for rentable. And currently we're at a point where we might want to colorize some of this information on the floor plan to give the client an idea as how a space is actually being utilized.

Creating a color scheme

To date, we've got a floor plan that is pretty well locked in now. We have gone ahead and created a number of different things. We have currently area plans that have been made. Showing gross building numbers and also rentable. If you look this is kind of what we have for rentable. And currently we're at a point where we might want to colorize some of this information on the floor plan to give the client an idea as how a space is actually being utilized.

Rivet has a tool to do that. What we're looking at doing here is creating what you would call a color scheme and we can do it a number of different ways. The first one that we're going to do is we're going to do a color scheme by room. So what I want you to do is make sure that you're on the first floor, floor plan and click on that. And we're going to right click and we're going to duplicate the view. So on the right click menu click duplicate, should see it on the project browser there are as far as copy of first floor.

What we're going to do is click on that, right click, and we're going to rename it. And we're going to rename it scheme by room and then go ahead and press okay. So now we have another view set up just to make up this color scheme. Now the easiest way to make a color scheme by this view is to come up here to properties. And under properties as you go down the list you'll see basically a category called color scheme and right now it's set to none.

Go ahead and click on that, you get the color scheme edit dialog box here. In this dialog box you have just a couple things that you need to do. One is you have to set up the category. Now the category is already kind of set up here, because the view basically is for rooms, so we already have rooms. And the next thing we are going to do is we're going to choose the kind of field that we want. We are going to pick up name here. When you do that, you'll notice here that in the table, all the rooms that we've created show up.

They've been assigned a color, a pattern, and we even have a preview as far as a little bit swatch of what the color looks like. We can also go ahead and name legend. Right now, room legend is pretty good. Let's just go ahead and hit okay. And you'll see here that everything has come through on color. The only this is is that we don't know what all those colors mean yet. Do we? So one of the things that we need to do is bring in a legend. So to bring in a legend go to the edit tape tab and on that tab all the way to the far right you'll find, color fill legend.

Go ahead and click on that. And, just somewhere in the drawing, go ahead and bring that legend in. And then click, and you'll see basically a legend with all the colors. And everything's coordinated so you can tell where the restrooms are and things of that nature. Another feature that you have, you might look at this office here where we have furniture that's set up. We can actually do a couple options here when it comes to equipment and furniture that's on the plan.

Right now the color scheme is cutting out almost cookie cutterish what the furniture looks like. If you go to properties and you look at the color schemes there is what's called background, you click on that and you go to foreground and then hit apply, what will happen is is that the furniture will take on the color of whatever the room color is. So anything that's in that room, will be kind of masked over. So, what you have here is a color scheme that's been done by room.

You can also do a color scheme based on area types. Now, if you remember, an area type is kind of like a classification, like all offices, all workstations, or whatever. So, what we're going to do is, we're going to go ahead and make a quick one of those, too. What I want you to do is go down to the project browser, and in the project browser, find" area plans, rentable, first floor." Go ahead and Click on that to make it active. We're going to right-click and do another Duplicate View.

So now we're looking at another duplicate view. And we're going to call this a different name too. So we're going to come in here and right-click and go to, Rename. And we're going to call it, here Scheme by Area and press okay. So now we're basically kind of set up for this. And going back to properties, go to color scheme and on the none button, Click on it. Now you'll notice that the category is different and that it's called areas rentable, and we only have one field.

Go ahead and click on that. And now you'll see that all the classifications that we've given the various areas, will show up here. And you'll notice that the titles called, rentable area legend, which is okay. And if you like that, that's fine. You can go up there and also change it. Hit okay and you'll see here completely different take on what your floor plan looks like. Now it's all broken down by different types of areas. You can come in here and take a color fill legend.

And bring it in, and now you can reference how space has been allocated to various areas. So, the color scheme is kind of a fun thing to do, you can definitely graphically show your client and yourself different slices of your space program, and how space is being allocated using this tool.

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Revit for Interior Design: Space Planning

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  1. 3m 3s
    1. Welcome
      1m 7s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 9s
    3. How to use the challenges
      47s
  2. 30m 42s
    1. Creating a schedule by room
      4m 46s
    2. Adding a parameter and calculated value
      3m 47s
    3. Adding a formula parameter field
      3m 22s
    4. Sorting and grouping the schedule
      4m 15s
    5. Working with conditional formatting and hidden fields
      4m 34s
    6. Sorting by department
      5m 17s
    7. Challenge: Create a program schedule
      1m 56s
    8. Solution: Create a program schedule
      2m 45s
  3. 16m 58s
    1. Creating mass elements
      6m 32s
    2. Editing the properties of a placed mass element
      5m 24s
    3. Creating a floor in a mass element
      5m 2s
  4. 20m 43s
    1. Developing the block plan and adding data to mass floors
      5m 49s
    2. Creating a block plan
      3m 18s
    3. Developing the block plan schedule
      5m 48s
    4. Challenge: Create a block plan
      1m 49s
    5. Solution: Create a block plan
      3m 59s
  5. 34m 15s
    1. Creating rooms in a plan
      6m 27s
    2. Creating a room separation boundary
      5m 47s
    3. Modifying room tags
      5m 42s
    4. Creating a room schedule
      3m 14s
    5. Creating a finish schedule and linking it to the room schedule
      5m 14s
    6. Modifying room settings
      2m 48s
    7. Creating and exporting a view template
      5m 3s
  6. 14m 26s
    1. Creating an area plan
      4m 58s
    2. Creating an area boundary
      3m 48s
    3. Adding areas
      5m 40s
  7. 32m 59s
    1. Creating a color scheme
      5m 46s
    2. Defining a color scheme
      3m 20s
    3. Changing color scheme values
      7m 5s
    4. Setting color scheme by range
      4m 4s
    5. Placing a schedule and area plan on a sheet
      6m 32s
    6. Challenge: Create a color scheme
      1m 18s
    7. Solution: Create a color scheme
      4m 54s
  8. 40s
    1. Next steps
      40s

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