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Using Graphic Overrides to Check Element Position

Craig Boyer
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
During the IFC collaboration it is important to set element position to either Exterior or Interior. Follow the steps below to use Graphic Overrides to see how elements are assigned.

1. Go to Document > Graphic Overrides > Graphic Override Combinations...

2. In the Graphic Override Combinations dialogue box click New...

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3. In the New Combination dialogue box, name the new combination and click OK.

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4. Click Edit Rules...

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5. In the Graphic Override Rules Dialogue Box, click New...

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6. In the New Rule dialogue box, name the new rule (for identifying exterior elements) and click OK.

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7. Select the newly created rule for exterior elements and set the Criteria to Element Type is All Types and Position is Exterior.

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8. Under the Override Style tab click the check box next to Line / Marker / Text Pen and choose a pen. Then check the box next to Surface and select a corresponding color.

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9. In the Graphic Override Rules Dialogue Box, click New...

10. In the New Rule dialogue box, name the new rule (for identifying interior elements) and click OK.

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11. Select the newly created rule for interior elements and set the Criteria to Element Type is All Types and Position is Interior.

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12. Under the Override Style tab click the check box next to Line / Marker / Text Pen and choose a pen. Then check the box next to Surface and select a corresponding color.

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13. In the Graphic Override Rules Dialogue Box, click New...

14. In the New Rule dialogue box, name the new rule (for identifying undefined elements) and click OK.

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15. Select the newly created rule for undefined elements and set the Criteria to Element Type is All Types and Position is Undefined.

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16. Under the Override Style tab click the check box next to Line / Marker / Text Pen and choose a pen. Then check the box next to Surface and select a corresponding color.

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17. Click OK to return to the Graphic Override Combinations dialogue box.

18. In the Graphic Override Combinations dialogue box click the Add button, select the newly created rules and click OK.

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19. Apply the new Graphic Override Combination to identify the position of elements within the project.

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