5.1.A Creating Phases, Filters, & Overrides



Practice Exercise (Optional)

Download Practice File:  Starting Point

  • Use Phases tool to create two new project phases:
    • Future Construction 1
    • Future Construction 2
  • Create new floor plan and 3D Aerial views to show the state of the proposed design during each of the project phases
    • Duplicate the existing floor plan views at each level 3D Aerial view several times
    • Set the Phase property for each of the copies to a different phase
    • Rename the new copied views with a suffix that describes the phase displayed in that view
  • Create a new Phase Filter to highlight the elements added in a phase with a special color
    • Add a new Phase Filter and name it Colorize New
    • Set the New elements to be displayed as Overridden when this filter is applied
    • Customize the Graphic Overrides for elements with the Phase Status new to display with green lines and in 2D views
    • Customize the material definition for Phase-New to also display with a green shaded appearance

When you have completed this exercise, your model should look like the end point:

Download FileEnding Point