Monday, January 23, 2012

Colour a stair

This query has come up twice recently. Is there any way you can stop a stair from masking out in a room colour fill, so that the stair itself is the same colour as the room fill?” In essence, what is not required is this……

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Instead this is actually what is required…..

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There is no automatic way to do this unless you setup some smart filters, but if you assign a colour override to the stair the same as the colour fill of the room, it works fine, not ideal, but it solves the problem quickly & promptly. 

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Remember the stair is not included within the room calculation & you can’t do much about the railing!

9 comments:

Steve said...

or

Select stair and railings, right click > Override graphics in view > by Element "tick" Transparent.

Stair and railing will "disappear" on screen (does on mine) but it will print (does for me) with color filling in as desired.

James Savage said...

You could also just set stairs to be transparent...

A.Friend said...

Or you can just make them transparent...

Carlos Vaz said...

set transparent o vg...better...sorry...no speak english

tchuffart said...

You could turn the ghost surface on for the stairs, and it will match all the underlying color you need.

jojo1579 said...
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Unknown said...

David another way to do this is to change the category to Ghosted under the visiblilty graphics of that veiw.

Andy H said...

If you tick the transparent box in the views visibility / graphic override you will get the same effect but have the benefit that if the colour fill changes you don't have to amend each element. In 2012 this will not appear correct in the view but will print out correct (the ghosted one appears correct but doesn’t appear correct).

J said...

Wow and I always prefer the mask! Different strokes...