What is a decal in Revit?

Revit 2020. Apr 19 2021In-product view. Use the Place Decal tool to place images on surfaces of a building model for rendering. For example, you can use decals for signs, paintings, and billboards. For each decal, you can specify an image and its reflectivity, luminance, and texture (bump-mapping).

How do you make a decal in Revit?

Create a Decal Type

  1. Click Insert tab Link panel Decal drop-down (Decal Types).
  2. In the Decals Types dialog, click (Create new decal).
  3. In the New Decal dialog, enter a name for the decal, and click OK. …
  4. For Image File, specify the file to use. …
  5. Specify the remaining attributes of the decal.
  6. Click OK.

How do you put an image into an object in Revit?

Add an Image to a Sheet

  1. Prepare the image file. …
  2. In the Revit project, open the sheet.
  3. Click Insert tab Import panel (Image). …
  4. In the Import Image dialog, navigate to the location of the image file.
  5. Select the image file, and click Open.
  6. Click in the drawing area to place the image on the sheet.

What does decal stand for?

“Decal” is short for “decalcomania” and usually is a more decorative type design. Thus “slide-on transfer decals” in the model building world, or water-slide ceramic decals (Transfers) for tile and ceramic uses are an accurate use of the decal term.

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How do you insert a 3D image in Revit?

Place a decal in a 2D view or a 3D orthographic view.

  1. In a Revit project, open a 2D view or a 3D orthographic view. …
  2. Click Insert tab Link panel Decal drop-down (Place Decal). …
  3. From the Type Selector, select the type of decal to place in the view.

How do I change a material image in Revit?


  1. Click Manage tab Settings panel Materials.
  2. In the Material Browser, select the material to change in the project materials list.
  3. In the Material Editor panel, click the Appearance tab and do the following: If you want to… …
  4. To save the changes to the material, click Apply.
  5. To exit the Material Browser, click OK.
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