My models are based off architectural drawings that used grid systems. I have my grid lines in a separate Tag that allow me to control their visibility. The system works fantastically, but I would like to color the grids lines red to make them stand out against other geometry in the model. I have tried changing the edge color to “color by material”, which does what I want with the grid lines, but it also affects the other edges in my model because I use materials everywhere (studs are one color, bricks are bricks, concrete is concrete…).
I have figured out that the way I apply material affects how the edges appear - I typically create my geometry, triple click, apply material, and then create a group while everything is selected. This is a fast way to get all my surfaces, but I’m obviously grabbing the edges as well. Now that I know this, I can use Selection Toys to only color the surfaces, leaving the edges in their standard state.
Is there something I’m missing in the Styles menu, or is there some other work-around to do this? I read miles of a thread on this topic, but honestly got lost along the way!
I hesitate to post the model, because it is the property of the architect who created it, so hopefully these screen shots help illustrate my point.