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    Changing the colour of a window in an elevation

    Hi you all

    I want to change the colour of the glass of the window to a gray in an elevation view. The thing is that when I want to select the window I actually select the entire family and not the glass, even after using TAB

    Thanks a lot

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    That means the glass is either in the same family as the window (so not nested) or is nested, but not shared.

    But why not change the material to be grey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    That means the glass is either in the same family as the window (so not nested) or is nested, but not shared.

    But why not change the material to be grey?

    Thanks a lot

    That would change it colour in the elevations as well? How can I do that?

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    Yep, all my glass is a gray-ish/blue color, just change the surface pattern

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    Yep, all my glass is a gray-ish/blue color, just change the surface pattern

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    Done it! It worked like a charm

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    Makes it look much better if you ask me, kinda like the old days where you would color the back of your paper to make the glass grey so I heard. Not that old myself, but still it looks good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    But why not change the material to be grey?
    Because setting solid fill patterns on materials is a selfish practice when working with others?

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    Why is that? The only thing that might be an issue is when exporting to AutoCAD, unless I miss something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    Why is that?
    I don't want other's stuff in my hidden line-style views coming through coloured in - in the same way I don't want folk using MEP folk using system overrides.

    Sure, I could write custom overrides on your links - and/or build filters to override stuff (presuming there are consistent property fields to fetch at) but like I said, that's me suffering a selfish practice.

    Yes, it's no different to others providing cut and surface patterns in the graphic definitions of their materials - but they are almost always appropriate (cut patterns on steel and concrete, etc) - but a solid-fill colour? Like a certain v.large structural outfit who colour their concrete-cut a putrid shade of bile green? Pass.
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    LOL at that "being selfish."

    Had my glazing colored gray for almost a decade, now. Number of complaints I've heard about it stands at exactly one (in this thread).

    I'll keep being selfish, I guess.

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