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6. Return to the Annotate tab's Color Fill panel, select the Color Fill
Legend tool, and place the legend in the section view.
7. Once again, set Space Type to Rooms and Color Scheme to Name, and
click OK. The rooms are filled with the same pattern and color in the
section view as the color fill in the plan view, as shown in Figure 8.21.
You can set the color
fills in the section
view to describe
Department or other
values, while the room
tags display the room
Figure 8.21 Room colors in the section view match the plan colors.
8. Notice in Figure 8.21 that the color fill is obscured by some of the
model elements such as doors and furniture. This is because the
color fill can be placed as a background or foreground in any view.
Find the Color Scheme Location parameter in the Properties pal-
ette for the settings of the current view. Change this setting to
Foreground, and observe how the color fill display is modified.
Compare your completed section to the example file c08-ex8.5end.rvt , avail-
able for download from the topic's web page.
Now You Know
In this chapter you have learned how to define rooms within spaces and add room tags to
those spaces. You have also learned how to modify the boundary of a room object based on
your project's program and delete a room object if necessary. In addition, you created a color
fill plan and section by adding a color scheme to your views and modifying the color values.
There's a lot of wonderful functionality with regard to rooms, room tags, and color fills that
we haven't been able to cover in this brief chapter. Instead, we focused on typical uses to get
you up to speed so you can be confident and productive as quickly as possible.