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    Accent Striping in Architectural Elevations

    What's the best way to show accents in architectural elevations?

    Some of my buildings have brick accents and brick field color. Even though you can see them in the colored visual styles, you can't in hidden. Right now I have to go through each elevation and create the striping with filled regions. It's a pain.
    Is there a better way?
    Dan

    #2
    So we're back to the serious stuff? Could you post a picture?
    I normally create these kind of things using a face based generic model family. You still need to place them but at least they're 3d elements now which show up in all copies of your elevations.
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      #3
      LOL, Yeah, serious stuff.

      This is a block building with 2 different colors of block. I used filled regions and it wasn't too bad. But, now I'm doing a brick building with 13 accent stripes. I really don't want to do this 13 times. Keep in mind the accent fill has to cut in around doors, windows, lights, downspouts, etc. etc.
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        #4
        I have hatch patterns that are Model patterns with Coursing and varying densities of Sand, or diagonal lines behind them. Give each different color a different hatch.

        You can make one in excel if you copy and paste a drafting pattern in to a model pattern, after using excel to scale it by 96, or 48, etc.
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          #5
          Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
          I have hatch patterns that are Model patterns with Coursing and varying densities of Sand, or diagonal lines behind them. Give each different color a different hatch.

          You can make one in excel if you copy and paste a drafting pattern in to a model pattern, after using excel to scale it by 96, or 48, etc.
          I'm still not too clear on the differences between model and drafting patterns. :hide: Why do we need two types?

          So once you create the hatch patterns, how do you apply them to your elevations? You would need a fill region, right? Or am I missing something?
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            #6
            I'm guessing he is using a Wall with built in Wall Sweeps. When you create your standard wall you can apply Wall Sweeps in the Structure screen. These Wall Sweeps can have a different Material applied. The different Materials have different hatch patterns and colors.

            As for the difference between Drafting and Model Patterns: Model Patterns are insensitive to scale. This means when you use a Model Surface Pattern with a brick coursing you can define the Brick size in your Hatch Pattern. When you for instance make your hatch pattern show a brick size of 200x400mm it will stay this size through all View Scales.

            A drafting panel IS relative to the view scale, and therefor mostly used for Cut Patterns. This makes the spacings in a Cut Pattern are similar when printed in a 1:100 to a 1:10 view.
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              #7
              Originally posted by dzatto View Post
              I'm still not too clear on the differences between model and drafting patterns. :hide: Why do we need two types?
              Drafting patterns are annotative, meaning that if you set a spacing of 1/16", that spacing will stay at 1/16" no matter what scale the view is set to.
              Model patterns on the other hand are fixed "real world" spacings, so if you need a board pattern for 4" boards you´ll set the spacing to 4", and it will remain with that physical spacing despite of the view scale... Hope I make just a little sense here... ?

              And to apply the patterns as in the example you posted earlier, I´d go into the wall properties and split the exterior layer with the "Split Region" tool and then assign the different material with the "Assign Layers" tool :beer:
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                #8
                Originally posted by dzatto View Post
                I'm still not too clear on the differences between model and drafting patterns. :hide: Why do we need two types?

                So once you create the hatch patterns, how do you apply them to your elevations? You would need a fill region, right? Or am I missing something?
                Youve already got them applied, if those courses are actually different materials. Ill tell Brick- Color 1 to use a surface pattern called Brick-Color 1 (Brick Standard running with sand- density 50%), then ill tell Brick- Color 2 to use a surface pattern called Brick-Color 2 (Brick standard running- no sand), and so on, and so forth...

                We dont do embedded sweeps, but we will do Wall Sweeps. If theyre entirely different Courses, we will sometimes use Different walls, too. Some people like Paint, but i find its trash, so i dont use it unless i can paint an entire wall.. And even then i only do it if the material is... paint.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
                  If theyre entirely different Courses, we will sometimes use Different walls, too.
                  This is how I do it when the courses are "flat faced" (but then I actually like Stacked Walls) but would also be tempted to use hosted sweeps/reveals when the course type affects the wall thickness/depth.

                  That said, I would first question the "designer" proposing 13 accents.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by snowyweston View Post
                    This is how I do it when the courses are "flat faced" (but then I actually like Stacked Walls) but would also be tempted to use hosted sweeps/reveals when the course type affects the wall thickness/depth.

                    That said, I would first question the "designer" proposing 13 accents.
                    LOL, that's our "standard" lube center colors, from the early 90's. It's actually only 10 accents. It seems like a lot more. lol I've been begging them to let me update the materials, but to no avail. One owner actually insisted on it. Thank God! lol

                    Here's a pic of our brick coursing (don't laugh), and a rendering of the one I just designed and updated.

                    Aaron, exactly how did you create a double hatch pattern in excell? That's exactly what I'm looking for. The courses are already different materials, like you said. I just need to add a dense sand pattern to the accent stripes, and maybe a different pattern for the base brick color, then leave the field color alone with no hatch.
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