One of the things (probably the only thing) I miss from AutoCAD is the way different things are displayed in colour on the screen.
In Revit printing is much, much simpler than AutoCAD. But that means what you see is what gets printed, so if you make things a colour they print as a colour.
In Revit you can use Filters, Graphic Overrides and View Templates to make your views coloured.
But back to the fun. Best practice is to have your own personal working views, and use Visibility/Graphic Overrides with Filters to make things different colours in those views. Then save a View Template so you can apply the same settings to other personal views you create.
That way you won't disrupt printing, or the way other people want to work.
MAKE BACKGROUND BLACK
Options > Graphics > Invert Background color.
Note that this will make the background black in every view you see, but it won't disrupt printing.
CREATE A PERSONAL VIEW
First create a personal view:
Duplicate an existing similar view, rename it using your office protocol for naming personal views.
Create filters that will capture the things you want to colour:
View tab, Graphics tile, Filters button.
Keep filters simple. Use category only filters where possible (i.e. Tick one category, set Filter Rules to none).
- Specialist Equipment
APPLY VISIBILITY/GRAPHICS OVERRIDES TO FILTERS
Make sure you are in your personal view.
View tab, Graphics tile, Visibility/Graphics Overrides button, Filters tab.
Hit the Add button to add filters.
Against each filter change the Projection/surface Lines and Cut Lines to be what you want.
If you need to add new filters hit the Edit/New button.
SAVE A PERSONAL VIEW TEMPLATE
Once you have your view looking the way you want create a View Template.
View tab, Graphics tile, View Templates button, Create Template from Current View command.
Name it using your office protocol for naming personal view templates.
In the View Template dialog box under Include column UNTICK all parameters except for: V/G Overrides Filters
(You can leave others ticked if you need to, but generally you only want to change graphic overrides).
APPLY YOUR VIEW TEMPLATE TO ANOTHER VIEW.
Create or go to another one of your personal views.
View tab, Graphics tile, View Templates button, Apply Template to Current View command.
If the View Template you created is not listed, from the drop down list under Show Type: select <all>.
If you want to add further filters later on add them, and change colour settings, to your View Template rather than to an individual view so you can apply it to all the views you need to.