February 25, 2011

Autodesk Revit MEP Tip: Render Ductwork Based on System Type (Supply vs. Return)

We are working on an interior rendering of an office studio that has exposed ductwork that we plan to paint in different colors (supply vs. return). How do we apply different materials to the ductwork based on duct system type in Revit MEP? We tried object styles but that changed all the ductwork, and the ‘filter’ tool only allows us to apply a color (not material).


Very Simple! Just add a Project Parameter called ‘Duct material’ from under Manage>Project Parameters, and then select all the supply/return ducts and apply the materials needed.

Shruti Harve,

LEED AP, AEC Solutions Application Specialist

Shruti holds a Master of Science degree in Architectural Computing from University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom and is LEED accredited. Her experience includes working in Architecture and Construction firms in India and the United Kingdom as well as Structural Engineering firms in the Bay Area providing design, 3D modeling and drafting services. At Ideate, Shruti provides training and support for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, 3ds Max, Ecotect and AutoCAD Architecture.

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