Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Add color to areas, part of Revit Area Calculations.
- [Instructor] In this video I'm going to add a color fill…to our rentable area plans…to make them a little bit more graphically appealing.…So if you've ever done a color fill before,…say from room elements,…then you're probably already familiar with the process.…It's actually nearly identical when working with areas.…Now, I'm going to focus on our Area Plans Rentable,…and here in this project I have four of them as you can see.…And to add a color fill, all I need to do is look…at the properties of this area plan.…So make sure that you don't have any elements selected.…
Of course, if there's something selected,…than the properties are going to be reflecting…that selected element.…But if you just click an empty white space,…it should say Area Plan Rentable here at the top.…And I'm currently in the Level One Area Plan.…So I'll scroll down and locate the Color Scheme setting,…but unfortunately it's grayed out…and unavailable for me to edit.…Now, the reason for that is quite simple.…If you recall in one of our previous videos,…
In this course, Paul F. Aubin explores the creation of area plans and areas, and discusses the workflow that enables them. Using these tools, see how you can group and quantify the spaces within a project, and create detailed and accurate calculations of all important areas. The resulting information can be presented graphically onscreen, printed, scheduled, reported, and exported as necessary to satisfy a variety of project stakeholders—those using Revit and those who don't. If you have found it difficult to capture the intricacies of area calculations in your Revit projects—or have only tried to do so using the room elements—then you owe it to yourself to give area elements a try.
- Getting started with area schemes
- Overview of the area scheme toolset
- Creating a Gross Building area calculation
- Calculating Rentable areas in a commercial building
- Creating Rentable area plans
- Customizing areas and area schemes
- Understanding area rules
- Non-traditional uses for area plans