Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting colors in a color scheme legend, part of Cert Prep: Revit Architecture Certified Professional (2016).
We're staying in the documentation chapter for our Revit Architecture Professionals Certification prep course and I've got a new Revit project open. It's RevitProject_LEGEND. You can see that up at the top of the screen there. Make sure you download that from your lynda.com exercise files. Now, you'll notice I'm in the Level 1 floor plan. Up here in the project browser, Level 1 is highlighted in bold. Just double-click on Level 1 to make sure you're in the right floor plan for this particular exercise. And we're gonna look at color scheme legends.
Now if I zoom in here, you can see that we've already got a legend in place. So these colors, for example, the living room is that pale green with the dots in it, and that room there is already set up. Can you see the room name and so on. If I come down a bit, kitchen and dining, the room is already set up. And if I hover on the outskirts of the room, like so, you'll see, when I hit a certain point, you'll get that funny little crosshair like that. And that indicates that that room's already been set up. Now if you want to set up rooms, you do it via the Architecture tab, and in the Room & Area panel, and there's Room there.
And that creates a room bounded by model elements such as walls, floors, and ceilings, as it says quite rightly so there. I'm just gonna zoom out again. Now, because we've already got a color fill legend in this view, if I go to the Annotate tab on the ribbon, you can see that there's the color fill legend. Now it's not asking me to create a new one because it knows that there's one in there already. So if I click on Color Fill, like that, it's trying to place the same legend. Now these legends are set up in your system families, but you can duplicate them and create new ones.
So if I click there, that's just going to place another legend that is exactly the same, with exactly the same colors. So I'll just hit Escape there. And what I'm going to do is I'm going to edit this existing one by selecting it, and clicking on Edit Scheme up there in the ribbon, and here's the dialog box to edit the color scheme. Now, the color schemes are very easy to work with. You've got categories up here. Now the only category that a color scheme will work with in this particular view is Rooms, because that's the only one that's got the actual names set up, like so. So we've given it the title Room Legend.
The color is, Name, I could go forth: Floor Finish, Department, and so on. All of this information can be put into the rooms that you place in your Revit floor plan. So I can put Floor Finish, Wall Finish, Perimeter. What we're doing in this particular case is the name of the actual rooms themselves, its used name. Now it says, "Colors are not preserved when changing which parameter is colored." I can OK that, because it's all staying the same. Now, it's making sure that all of them are visible, like so, so it's ticking the boxes for all of them, like that.
And I can change the colors, and there's the previews, Are they in use, yes they are. So if I change the color of, say, the bathroom, or the kitchen and dining area, something like that, the living area was that Pantone green, for example. Let's change that to a nice bright red. And I'll OK that like so. If I apply that now and I OK that, you'll see that the lounge area is now that bright red. If I click away from the color scheme, you'll see if I zoom in, the living room is now that bright red color, like so. So if I select it again, edit it again, if I want to create different color schemes, I come over here, and I duplicate.
So I click there, and that allows me to create a new one, see it says Name 2? That one's called "Name" up there. And I can create a new color scheme, add colors, and change it to perhaps Floor Finish, or something like that; I can have a Floor Finish color scheme and legend in my Revit project. I'll just cancel that, and cancel that for the moment. So if I click away from that now, you'll see that all of those settings are picked up because it's a Revit system family. So all of this is defined in the Revit system families anyway, so you don't need to worry, now, exactly what colors they are, because you can go in and edit them if you need to, and make them suit what you need in the Revit color scheme.
Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking the Revit Architecture 2015 Certified Professional exam.
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- Changing elements
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- Controlling visibility
- Creating duplicated views
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