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asvREVIT
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MORE COLOUR PLEASE!

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09-20-2010 07:14 AM

We're Hydraulic Designers and the industry is screeming to have pipe systems in 3D in COLOUR!!!

I have about 20 different pipe types on one of my projects, I have used "Filters" located in the Visibility/Graphic Overrides to set different colors to all different types.  You just have to play with the filter settings a bit.

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wim
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Re: MORE COLOUR PLEASE!

09-20-2010 01:05 PM in reply to: asvREVIT

Revit can do this without any problem.

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asvREVIT
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Re: MORE COLOUR PLEASE!

09-20-2010 03:23 PM in reply to: asvREVIT

THat's great news! But I've just sat through 3 days of REVIT training and was told consistently that there is no way to identify pipe runs in colour in 3D view (unless you 'paint' each individual element!).....

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Re: MORE COLOUR PLEASE!

09-22-2010 07:46 AM in reply to: asvREVIT

I have about 20 different pipe types on one of my projects, I have used "Filters" located in the Visibility/Graphic Overrides to set different colors to all different types.  You just have to play with the filter settings a bit.

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asvREVIT
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Re: MORE COLOUR PLEASE!

09-22-2010 02:42 PM in reply to: asommer

It works beautifully! Thank you all.... I will have great pleasure advising our 'trainer' of this revelation.

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embolisim
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Re: MORE COLOUR PLEASE!

10-11-2010 09:46 PM in reply to: asvREVIT

asvREVIT wrote:
I've just sat through 3 days of REVIT training and was told consistently that there is no way to identify pipe runs in colour in 3D view (unless you 'paint' each individual element!).....

It's name and shame time!

Who on earth told you that rubbish? Its one of the more basic things to do.

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Hugh_Compton
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Re: MORE COLOUR PLEASE!

08-16-2013 07:35 AM in reply to: asvREVIT

 

How do you apply a material to a Pipe Type? 

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Re: MORE COLOUR PLEASE!

08-16-2013 08:23 AM in reply to: Hugh_Compton

As far as I know, one cannot apply Material to a Pipe Type specifically; it's defined by the Pipe System's Properties.

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Re: MORE COLOUR PLEASE!

08-16-2013 08:34 AM in reply to: asvREVIT

Hang Fire, I think I've just cracked it!

 

When a piping segment (under settings) is first created there is a dialog that asks what material to make the pipe from - simply select a material and your good to go....

 

I've attached a jpeg for more information.  I've tested it with a multi-material valve attached to the pipe and the valve retains it's materials....I'll need to test this a bit more but it seems to work :smileyhappy:

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Re: MORE COLOUR PLEASE!

08-16-2013 08:59 AM in reply to: Hugh_Compton

Let's direct this conversation into the normal MEP Forum, shall we?

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Revit-MEP/Assigning-materials-to-pipe-for-visual-purposes-Cop...

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