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    Why can't I paint material onto existing phase elements.

    This is only my third project and although I am growing in confidence with my Reviting to the extent I have modelled a fairly complicated house and phased it to show all of the extension and where walls are cut back and as you can see a reasonably complicated staircase.

    My main question is why can't I seem to add different finishes to the existing elements? The client basically wants to demolish one half of his duo pitch roof and rebuild it 3 metres further out with a flat roof and a roof lantern over the new staircase and between the two mono pitch roofs. I can easily apply the marble to the new floor and stairs but the existing phase floor and wall won't play ball. I have in the Manage->Phasing graphic override changed it so existing elements are shaded grey on plans but changing that back made no difference to my rendering.
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    If the marble is already on the excising floor then edit the floor material to make it marble.
    If the excising floor is not marble, you need to demolish the excising floor and add a new one (as it would go when building it in real life).

    Meaning, don't paint the materials on the surfaces, but change the material to be marble.
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    I've found out why the finish wouldn't paint. I had the Existing phase overriden in Show Complete part of the phase filters. I do See what you mean about not painting the floor finish but I was just cheating for a quick visual!

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    Well good you found out the issue.

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    Also, this wasn't the issue, but some companies change their default "Existing, Demo and New" phase materials to grey, or in some cases I've seen transparent red dashed (see attached). Just something to keep in mind if you ever stumble across it and can't paint a surface.


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