The new manager is based on a folder-like hierarchy where Colors, Color Groups, and Materials can be dragged and dropped like files. This eliminates the need for architectural coordinators to scroll endlessly through long pages of colour check lists in order to make a simple edit.
Found under the Architectural Manager > Assign Colors and Assign Materials tabs.
(GROUP) How to Assign Colors and Materials to different Finish Assignments
- Select any group from the bottom left panel (Colors or Materials) and drag it up to the top (Finish Assignments
- As the mouse hovers over the Finish Assignments, the folders will open to display available groups (Community, Phase, Product Type, etc.)
- And Drop!
You'll be given the option to UNDO if needed.
(INDIVIDUAL) How to Assign Colors and Materials to different Finish Assignments
- Select any group (top or bottom).
- Using the "Assign a Color..." text box, start typing the name of your Color.
- Select that Color from the list and you're done!
In all list views, you'll have the option to Unassign if needed.
A note on Finish Restrictions
You don’t need to set up color or material lists for each product type in every phase.
If a particular Finish Assignments color list is empty, LotWorks will search up the hierarchy and use the next available assigned colours or materials.
In the above example, GreenRidge will have 97 colours available for siding, except for Estate homes in Phase 1, which will have a more exclusive list (e.g. no vinyl products).
Folder Structure Examples
Examples of different folder hierarchies could include:
- Colour Assignment > Walls > GreenRidge > (list of colours and groups)
- Colour Assignment > Walls > GreenRidge > Phase 2 > Streetscape > (list of colours and groups)
- Material Assignment > Walls > GreenRidge > Phase 2 > Streetscape > (list of restricted materials)
- Colour Group > Benjamin Moore > (list of Benjamin Moore colours)
- Colour Group > Cathy’s 2016 Custom Group > (custom list of colours)
- Colour Associations > Benjamin White > (list of associated colours)
Any number of colours or custom Colour Groups could be created and assigned as required.
In addition to the flexible hierarchy, a Search-as-you-Type tool would be available to quickly assign specific colours, and to easily add new ones. The Search-as-you-Type tool could also be used to jump to edit specific colours.
More information about Search-as-you-Type and other features can be found Controls & Features.