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    Floor cuts where diffusers are placed

    I have a raised floor in my model and the floor hosts supply diffusers. On one of my plans I need to hide the floor diffusers, no problem. I hid them by category and they are all gone. The problem is that the floor is cut wherever I placed the diffusers so it shows as empty spaces within the floor. Which I suppose I understand since they are hosted on the floor.

    However, it doesn't look 'nice' visually for the final drawings. Is there a way I can make the floor show up as whole. I have attached a picture to show what I am talking about.
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    #2
    Does the floor pattern continue through the diffusers?

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      #3
      I am not sure I fully understand what you are asking for. Is it if the floor pattern continues throughout the room including where the diffusers are placed? If so then yes.

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        #4
        Originally posted by aykhan9 View Post
        Is there a way I can make the floor show up as whole?
        Yes, but I don't think you'll like it... don't have the family cut the floor.

        I'm not sure what specifically you don't like about the graphics but if that's not acceptable you might consider modifying the family to show an "X" in the opening. At least then it won't be an unknown hole in the floor. You might also consider leaving the family visible and using Visibility Graphics to make it dashed and transparent.
        Greg McDowell Jr
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          #5
          Originally posted by aykhan9 View Post
          I am not sure I fully understand what you are asking for. Is it if the floor pattern continues throughout the room including where the diffusers are placed? If so then yes.
          That is what I meant. I was going to suggest making the diffuser family so that it showed the floor pattern. Further thoughts tell me that wouldn't work unless you can make the diffusers look differently in different views.

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            #6
            Originally posted by RobDraw View Post
            Further thoughts tell me that wouldn't work unless you can make the diffusers look differently in different views.
            You can control geometry by detail level. The problem will be in getting the patterns to align I think.
            Greg McDowell Jr
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              #7
              Originally posted by GMcDowellJr View Post
              You can control geometry by detail level. The problem will be in getting the patterns to align I think.
              I know that but I was assuming that the views most likely had the same detail level.

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                #8
                1. You cant move surface patterns on loadable components, once its in the project. Not unless you hack it by making a different material for EVERY diffuser that needs the pattern shifted individually. So- while you can add geometry to be controlled at the detail level- it will still be the wrong category, so it wont join well with the floors.

                2. What its showing now is correct, so i would learn to like what it is showing you. otherwise, get comfortable with one of a few workarounds:

                3a. Dont cut the floor with the fixture, as mentioned earlier.
                3b. Design options (one that has the floor cut, one that has no diffusers)
                3c. Duplicate floors and filters

                In the end, the drawing might not be as pretty with holes in the floors, but at least no one will accidentally leave the holes out.
                Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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                  #9
                  Couldn't you fake the floor pattern with linework in the diffuser family?

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                    #10
                    Sure.... Assuming the diffuser only happens in one particular place in the floor pattern, ever. And assuming you have those lines set to be the same lineweight and/or a similar object style to whatever your floor patterns are set to, which still also wont get rid of the lines for the holes in the floor, unless you want to go linetool them with the inivisible line tool at every diffuser, and hope there isnt anything technically *underneath* the floor that would then show up.....
                    Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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