OverRide documentation

Copy and clear any graphic override applied ‘by Element’ to/from any view. OverRide also allows you to quickly find any element with graphic overrides.

How to…

Last Revision: August 2020 Supported versions: Revit 2018 to Revit 2022

What is OverRide

OverRide is a plugin for Autodesk® Revit® which allows you to manage graphic overrides that have been applied using the By Element button (right click on an element and choose Override graphics in view > By Element).

To use OverRide, click on the OverRide button; a dialog box displays several options to find elements with overrides, and copy or clear these overrides to/from other views.

Let’s explore in detail what each option does.

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Selecting elements with overrides (a)

Open any supported view and click on the OverRide button. A dialog box will be displayed. The first section of the dialog box will display a text block with two pieces of information:

  1. The number of overridden elements found in the active view or in the current selection*.
  2. The total number of elements on which the search has been performed.

*If a set of elements is selected before clicking on the OverRide button, the search will be performed in the current selection. Otherwise, it will be performed in all the elements found in the active view.

Available buttons (b)

Select button

This button selects all elements with overrides in the active view or in the previously selected set.

Copy button

This button copies all overrides found to all corresponding elements in all the views chosen by the user. To enable this button, at least one view must be selected.

Clear button

This button clears the overrides found in the active view or in the current selection from all corresponding elements in the selected views. To enable this button, at least one view must be selected.

Clear All button

This button clears all overrides from all elements in the selected views. To enable this button, at least one view must be selected.

Using OverRide as a diagnostic tool (c)

OverRide can be a very powerful tool despite it’s simplicity allowing you to find all local overrides in your model.

To start a diagnostic on all the views in the project, simply tick the Query all views checkbox*.

*Note: This operation may take a few seconds to compute depending on the size of your model.

Once it’s finished, any view name displayed in bold indicates that there is at least one element in that view which has an override applied. The number next to the view indicates how many elements with overrides exist in that view.

Additional information

What kind of overrides are considered

This plugin will detect exclusively overrides applied By Element (right click on an element > Override graphics in view > By Element). This means that overrides applied by Category or using filters are not taken into account.

The following overrides will be detected by the plugin:

  • Visibility
  • Halftone
  • Surface patterns & colors
  • Cut patterns & colors
  • Projection lines
  • Cut lines
  • Transparency

Unsupported views

The following view types are not considered by the OverRide app:

  • Renderings
  • Schedules
  • Sheets