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    Colored elements from consultant models

    I'm banging my head against this one....
    Consultant model shows up all CADy-color-coded. I can't get a black color override through Object Styles, nor custom settings applied to the Linked RVT. I finally went INTO the consultant's model, and THEY can't apply a black color override through Object Styles nor custom settings. All are set to BLACK, but color is still there. I finally go INTO the element families, and all Object Styles are set to BLACK as well. AND THE COLOR IS STILL THERE. In a few of the duct families, the .rfa shows up BLACK, but it takes on color once brought into the consultant model!
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    #2
    Did u check Visibility/Graphic Overrides setting of the view?
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      #3
      yes, in every possible way --- its not a Revit setting that is the source of the color - I'm suspecting foreign geometry possible with some CAD layer coloring issue, but when I go all the way down to the .rfa, most seem native (ducts, with connectors). some color in them, not by ObjStyl, not by VG overrides, not by subcategory. This is why it is so puzzling. Not had this issue with OTHER project MEP models, either. I know the PM will not accept color in the deliverables, and I can't for the life of me figure out how to override (back to?) Black.

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        #4
        if the objects are from CAD, the lines or solid geometries must be set 'Bylayer' from CAD. Unless you can't change the colors after import them to Revit.
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          #5
          thats what I suspect. thanks for your replies.

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            #6
            Is it an MEP model? Keep in mind they have System overrides too. That you'll see in THEIR project browser under the systems themselves.
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              #7
              As others have mentioned, it's probably being controlled by duct system/piping system graphic overrides in the MEP model. The easiest (and as far as I know, only) way to override this in your model is with a view filter set to override duct/piping systems to be black (or whatever colors you choose).

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                #8
                besides using filters to assign proper system colors, removing OOTB default duct/pipe system graphic overrides will make sure all unassigned ducts/pipes in black, easy to check unassigned ones.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
                  Is it an MEP model? Keep in mind they have System overrides too. That you'll see in THEIR project browser under the systems themselves.
                  Is the only way to get them "back in black" to edit their file?
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by rosskirby View Post
                    As others have mentioned, it's probably being controlled by duct system/piping system graphic overrides in the MEP model. The easiest (and as far as I know, only) way to override this in your model is with a view filter set to override duct/piping systems to be black (or whatever colors you choose).
                    From a collaboration standpoint, how is not the answer? I am genuinely asking. From the MEP standpoint colored systems only make sense, right?

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