Here are five ways to create wall art in Revit. This guide provides instructions for adding different materials to walls, creating solid fill walls in plans and sections, attaching decals to wall surfaces, and incorporating various types of openings in walls.
Details: Change the color or material of a wall surface without changing its structure or layers.
- Go to the Modify tab > Geometry panel > click Paint (Shortcut: PT).
- In the Material Browser, select a material.
- Click on the surface of the wall you want to paint.
✨ Tips: Select multiple surfaces by holding down the Ctrl key while clicking.
To remove paint, select the “Remove Paint” tool under the main tool and then click on the painted surface.
Details: Decals are a great way to add graphics and branding to your Revit projects. Whether you want to add a logo or a custom design, decals can help you achieve the look you want.
- Go to the Insert tab > Link panel > click Decal.
- Click on the surface of the wall > select the decal.
- In the properties palette, click Edit Type.
- Click “Edit” decal attribute.
- Select the Source prompt box > select an image.
- Click Open > click OK.
Details: How to fill all walls with a solid color or pattern in plan and section views. Poche walls can help you distinguish different types of walls or highlight important features in your drawings.
- Go to the View tab > Graphics panel > click Visibility/ Graphics.
- Cut column > Pattern subcolumn > click the white rectangle.
- Select “Black” for Color and “Solid” for Pattern.
- Click OK.
If we add a section box to our 3D view, this is how it will appear.
Details: Add materials to Revit walls.
With Revit’s extensive library of materials, you can add everything from wood grain to concrete texture to your walls.
- Select the wall to which you want to add the material by clicking it.
- In the Properties palette, click Edit Type.
- Click on the button next to the “Structure” parameter.
- In the Edit Assembly window, click the three dots next to the material.
- Select an existing material or create a new one.
- Click OK.
To reveal the material of the wall, you can split the painted surface.
Details: use the “Wall Opening” tool to create voids within the wall.
- Select the wall.
- In the Modify | Walls tab > Modify Wall panel > click Wall Opening.
- Click and drag the opening box to apply it to the wall.
For custom openings, see our Cutting Geometry tutorial.
That’s it! These five ideas for Revit wall art are sure to add visual interest to your projects.