If you have just installed a fresh version of Revit, you may have noticed that you have lost your Custom Colors. There are 16 ‘slots’ available for Custom Colors in the Revit Color Palette.
To transfer the colors from one installation to another, just copy the [Colors] subsection from the Revit.ini file from the old installation location to the new one. For example, if you previously had Revit installed on drive Y: in Vista, and you now have a new installation on drive C: with a new OS, do this:
Open Revit.ini from “Y:Program FilesAutodeskRevit Architecture 2011ProgramRevit.ini“
Open Revit.ini from “C:Program FilesAutodeskRevit Architecture 2011ProgramRevit.ini”
Copy the [Colors] section from the older / original Revit.ini to the new, fresh Revit.ini
Save and close the file.
Here is some other information about the [Colors] section – The first three entries in the [Colors] section defines the user interface colors from the Options dialog, Graphics tab:
A default installation will look something like this under [Colors]: HiliteColor=16741179 PreHiliteColor=8729206 ErrorColor=33023 CustomColor1=e2e2e2 CustomColor2=0000ff CustomColor3=00ffff CustomColor4=00ff00 CustomColor5=ffff00 CustomColor6=ff0000 CustomColor7=ff00ff CustomColor8=ffffff CustomColor9=ffffff CustomColor10=ffffff CustomColor11=ffffff CustomColor12=ffffff CustomColor13=ffffff CustomColor14=ffffff CustomColor15=ffffff CustomColor16=ffffff