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    Wall surface Patterns on Level Below

    I have a basement foundation plan I'm doing. On this plan, I locate the walls for the basement for reference. I've got it set up using an underlay and the linework tool to show the walls, but I'd like a surface pattern so the walls stand out better.

    The paint tool won't work. I tried a plan region, but it can't have 2 loops (I'd need to outline the interior and exterior of the walls). The only thing I can think of is a fill region, but what if the walls move?

    Any ideas?
    Dan

    #2
    Hi Dzatto, I think it's the same issue than showing the walls from the upper level for structural engineers.
    I personaly use a shared parameter for walls named Level, then I filter elements in the view with a surface and/or cut pattern.
    Last edited by jbenoit44; April 20, 2011, 08:12 PM.
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      #3
      How do you do that? If the cut plane is already below the wall, how would you get a cut pattern to show?
      I only have limited experience with filters, so I'm not real sure how to go about it.
      Dan

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        #4
        that was the and/or depending of the view range.
        in your case, if I understand, it is more a surface pattern you need in the filter.
        To do it quickly: add a comment to your walls (or better a shared parameter), then VG, Filter, edit/new, select the category and the criteria (i.e. contains "below"). add the filter to the view, and override visibility with a pattern.
        it should be ok.

        example below.

        pattern-level.jpg
        Julien
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          #5
          Wow, okay. :laugh: I'll give it a try.

          In the mean time, here are some sections showing the walls I'm referring to (highlighted).
          Attached Files
          Dan

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            #6
            It didn't work for me. Here's what I did:

            1. Added a comment to my basement walls.
            2. Created a filter in VG called level and set it to walls
            3. Criteria: Comments equals basement walls
            4. Added the filter to VG, and overrode the surface pattern.

            I think the problem is the surface pattern won't show on top of the wall, just on the sides. I think this is the same reason paint didn't work.
            Dan

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              #7
              Nope, I forgot something, sorry.
              the view should be in wireframe , or the floor ghosten or transparent.
              Julien
              "Au royaume des aveugles, les borgnes sont mal vus!"
              P. DAC
              Follow me on Twitter @Jbenoit44 - Blog: http://aecuandme.wordpress.com/

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                #8
                Still nothing. If I add an underlay for the basement floor it works, but then everything else in the basement is visible. So, that won't work.
                Dan

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                  #9
                  what are your view range values?
                  Julien
                  "Au royaume des aveugles, les borgnes sont mal vus!"
                  P. DAC
                  Follow me on Twitter @Jbenoit44 - Blog: http://aecuandme.wordpress.com/

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                    #10
                    Messed up apparently. lol

                    Julien, it's getting past your bed time. We can mess with this tomorrow. I don't want to keep you up.

                    On another note, this did help me with a retaining wall of sorts in my basement. It's only 26" tall, but my cut plane is at 48". I did the filter thing and it worked on the retaining wall. I now have a surface pattern that matches the cut pattern of the adjacent block walls.

                    So maybe it's because the cut plane is below the wall and not above that it's not working out?
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                    Last edited by dzatto; April 20, 2011, 08:39 PM.
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