Wednesday, 23 December 2020

How to save custom colours in Revit

In this tutorial, I will show you how to save custom colour swatches in Revit so you can use them later.


Probably you are familiar with the Revit colour picker in the image above. The problem with this tool is that if you want to save a colour, you have to first select an empty square in the Custom Colors area, pick your colour on the colour picker and then click add. However, with this procedure, if you forget to click on an empty square first you will lose your colour when you click to try to save it as the colour will be reset to white.

The following trick will allow you to save colours even without selecting a square first. Note that in the image above, one of the squares has a frame around it. The trick is to move the selection frame with the keyboard instead of the mouse. Follow these steps:

  1. Select the colour that you want in the colour picker.
  2. Press the TAB key to move the selection frame to the Custom Colors area.
  3. Select the custom square where you want to save your colour using the keyboard arrow keys.
  4. Click on the Add button with your mouse.

And that's it! the saved colours will be available in every colour selector in Revit.  

For clarity, check the video below:

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