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Defining a color scheme

From: Revit for Interior Design: Space Planning

Video: Defining a color scheme

As we have looked at color schemes we've seen that you can create a number of schemes right off the bat, pretty easily. However, you might want to define your own color schemes, based on some criteria that you, yourself want to put together. Let me just give you a good for instance. What if you want to show your client a color scheme, that shows where all the flooring materials are going to go. Because you might have carpeting, you might have tile, you might have vinyl in your drawing, so wouldn't it be a good idea to maybe show them a graphic representation of that? So, what we're going to do, is do just that and we're going to come over here to the project browser where we already have a scheme put together by department.

Defining a color scheme

As we have looked at color schemes we've seen that you can create a number of schemes right off the bat, pretty easily. However, you might want to define your own color schemes, based on some criteria that you, yourself want to put together. Let me just give you a good for instance. What if you want to show your client a color scheme, that shows where all the flooring materials are going to go. Because you might have carpeting, you might have tile, you might have vinyl in your drawing, so wouldn't it be a good idea to maybe show them a graphic representation of that? So, what we're going to do, is do just that and we're going to come over here to the project browser where we already have a scheme put together by department.

We're going to just copy this. So, we're going to right click on it. We're going to go into Duplicate View and do Duplicate, and what we're going to do here is we're going to call this Scheme by Floor Type. So, we're going to come up here, right click on it, hit Rename, and then, put in scheme I, floor type and press OK. So we've got a new view based on the department view and in the properties, find the color scheme that's currently department and click on that, This is the scheme for the department that we have going here.

What we can do is we can duplicate that and make a change. So I am going to come down here to the duplicate button, I am going to click on it. We are going to call this new scheme floor finishes, we are going to come in here and put in floor finishes and press OK, so now we have a new scheme that is here and next thing we are going to do is we are going to change what the criteria is and we're going to call this floor finishes.

And then where it says color and department, click on the drop down box. And you'll notice that we have a number of fields here that we can choose from, one of which is floor finish, we're going to click on that, you're going to get this message and you just say OK to it and now the database looks at what's in the drawing, knows that we have carpet, ceramic and vinyl in here. And when we press OK look what happens, we're now showing our floorplan with the allocation for the floor materials.

This is pretty slick, let's take a legend and put it in there. So we'll go to Annotate, and we'll go to color fill legend, and bring it in, and there you go. So now you have another color scheme, this one based on criteria that you go ahead and set up, and you can do that with a number of different kinds of fields that are within where you get this stuff, it's pretty straightfoward. If you go down to the project browser, and you look at sechedules and finishes, and the room schedule, here's the finish style.

You'll recall we had put together a standard for finishes, and each room has been assigned a standard. So, when we look at the finish schedule, here's the finish schedule, these are our standards, these are the finishes that you have available. So you've got quite a lot of things that you can play with to make a different color scheme.

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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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