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    By John Flanagan 

    Revit Architecture 2016: Silhouettes

    About making your sheet presentations in Revit stand out.

    Revit Architecture 2016: Silhouettes

    With regards to graphical presentation, Revit sometimes receives criticism that its output is a little too bland. If you want to give your drawings a bit more punch try using the Silhouette tool from the Graphic Display options dialogue box and apply a ‘’Silhouette Style’’ to the edges of your model elements. Revit has the ability to determine the silhouette for each specific view in your project- be it an elevation, section, perspective, etc. 

    Take the view below for example….

    If we want to make this perspective view of the model a little more “artistic” we can add a Silhouette Style to it. First click on the Visual Styles icon on the View Control Bar and then select “Graphics Display Options”….

    In the Graphic Display Options Dialogue box, select wide lines for the Silhouette style and then click apply.

    The outline of the building will now be bolder as shown in the next perspective view.

    Using silhouette styles to enhance your drawings makes a big difference to the visual appeal- particularly in the case of perspective views. Try using different line types when applying silhouettes. In the Graphic Display Options dialogue box try experimenting with the shadow and background options to achieve some very dramatic affects.

    I hope you find this blog helpful for your future presentations.