Great tip from Philip Chan. Basically:
- Make a Material Take-off / Multi Category
- Add the Material: As Paint parameter
- Filter by this parameter = Yes (now the schedule is only showing painted surfaces)
From here, you can right click on a row in the Schedule and click “Show” – this will open a relevant view and highlight the element that is hosting the Split Face. Nice!
Here’s his workflow:
Next window allows me to add fields to my schedule, I then notice there is a field/parameter called “Material: as paint”. Sounds like something suitable in this occasion.
As I move on to the filter tab, something interesting shows up…
I can now set the “Material: as paint” to equal to “Yes”, which means I tell Revit that this schedule only look for the “Paint” surface on all walls; the next filter rule, I can even set it to a specific material to be included in this schedule.
The last thing is to tell Revit to calculate total area for this particular material.
Once this is done. Volia! I can now let Revit to keep track on all my “paint” surface.
Here is how you can assign a material parameter to a painted surface in a family:
- Go to Family Types dialog box
- Add – Material Parameter
- Choose the material that you made – it will have the suffix (param)
- Done! Save and load into project…
You can do this for multiple different materials on different painted surfaces.
This method was mentioned on the French ‘Mastering Revit’ blog:
Translated version of post
Revit mastering: Peindre
In previous versions of Revit, you could ‘re-paint’ surfaces using the By Category material.
However, this is not available in Revit 2012.
Instead, you need to use the drop-down arrow associated with the Paint tool – this will reveal the ‘Remove Paint‘ button (see image below).
Also, note that I have moved the Modify ribbon panel to be next to the Home panel. Do you know how to do this?
Just hold Ctrl and click and drag the Ribbon Panel title to put it where you want it…