Color-code estimating items in the IFC model
To color-code items in the IFC model according to their properties, use the Colorize command in the Model Viewer Interface dialog box. For example, you can color-code items according to their category or finish. You can also set filters to only color-code particular items in the model. By using a filter, for example, you could first filter the items by their category, and then color-code the items in that category by their finish.
- In the Estimating dialog box, right-click anywhere in the display area.
- In the context menu, click Model Interface.
If necessary, in the Model Viewer Interface dialog box, filter the items that you want to color-code:
- Click Set Filters.
- In the Estimating Filters dialog box, select a filter type in the Type list, and click Select.
In the Filter dialog box, do one of the following depending on the filter type:
Click the arrow buttons to move the items that you want to display in the model to the Included list.
Type the maximum and minimum values for the items that you want to display in the model.
Repeat steps b to d for all filter types that you want to set.
- Click Apply Filter.
- Click the arrow on the right side of the Colorize By list and select a property in the list.
- Click Colorize.
The items in the IFC model are color-coded according to the selected property.
To revert to the original colors in the IFC model, click Reset in the Model Viewer Interface dialog box.