As an architect, I like to provide clients with a “presentation” type of drawing that shows the walls with solid fills so that wall locations stand out and clients don’t get confused by any other linework inside the walls. While these plotted drawings are typically provided during the schematic design stage of the project, I like to provide these throughout the project for various presentation purposes. Autodesk Revit provides an easy way to display walls in this solid filled method.
The first step is to create a view specifically for this presentation floor plan. You can duplicate an existing floor plan view or create a new floor plan view for this new view.
While in the newly created presentation view, type VV or VG to go into Visibility Graphics for the view, or go into the View Properties and select the Edit button next to the Visibility/Graphics Overrides option.
In the Visibility/Graphics Overrides dialog box, go to the Model Categories tab. Scroll down and select the row labeled Walls. In the column labeled Cut Patterns, select the Override button.
In the Fill Pattern Graphics dialog box, pick the arrow to the right of the Pattern option, then select the Solid Fill pattern. Pick the OK buttons to exit the dialog boxes.
The walls in that view will now display with solid fills. I suggest creating a view template for presentation views and having that view template in your project template file.
Note that the same technique can be utilized for building sections to show walls, floors, and roofs as solid. Simply override the Roofs and Floors categories in addition to the Walls category.