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The Paint tool applies a material to the selected face of the element or family; it does not change the structure of the element. See Materials.
Before painting (applying material to) stairs
After painting (applying material to) stairs
Elements that you can paint include walls, roofs, massing, families, and floors. If the element highlights when you place the cursor near it, you can paint it. The Paint tool is especially useful for applying materials to split faces. See Splitting Faces.
To paint a surface
- Click Modify tabGeometry panel (Paint).
- In the Materials dialog, select a material. Note that you can only browse for a material when you select the paint tool. To edit material appearances see Modify Materials.
- Place the cursor on the element face to highlight it. You may need to press Tab to select the desired face.
If you highlight a face that has already been painted, the status bar indicates the material that is applied to it.
- Click to apply the paint.
- In the Materials dialog, click Done.
More about painting surfaces
- You cannot apply materials to family instances in a project. You must apply the materials to faces in the Family Editor.
- To remove the paint, use the Remove paint tool.
- You can apply paint to the face of a column. However, if you plan to have multiple instances of the painted column in your project, create the column in the Family Editor and apply the paint there.
- When you are in the Family Editor, you can create a family parameter of type material. You can then paint that face of the family with that parameter. For more information on creating a parameter, see Creating Parameters.
- For quantity reporting and scheduling, materials that are applied with the paint tool are distinguishable from those that are used as the body material of host object elements. See Creating a Material Takeoff Schedule.