Overview: In this lesson, you will learn how to edit composition plies in your BIM model.
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
- Use the LevelOfDetail setting to display composition plies
- Manipulate the composition plies
Tutorial: How to extend a Ply
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About BIM Ply Editing
The BIM Ply Editing function allows you to manipulate all the composition plies in your model. In BricsCAD, each drawing has a setting stored inside called LOD (Level Of Detail).
Composition plies display only when LevelOfDetail = 2 (high) ().
Building elements do not need to be selected, they will be automatically adjusted.
The render material of each ply is defined in the 3D Render Material setting of the material definition.
When Visual Styles that have their Face Settings / Material Display settings set to Materials and Textures (e.g. BIM, Modeling and Realistic), a visual representation of materials is displayed. Composition plies are displayed in the model as well as render materials.
When LevelOfDetail = 0 (low) () the material definition of the solid is used.
If the render materials of the selected composition are not downloaded or the composition is incorrect, the entity will display in red.
To toggle the value of the Level of Detail user preference:
For more information about this command, visit the Command Reference article LevelOfDetail.
Manipulating the composition plies
- Make sure the value of Level of Detail = 2 (High).
Place your mouse cursor near the composition ply that you want to edit, then press the TAB key until its ply face (1) highlights.
Note: The highlighted ply face takes on the detected boundary color (default = 95).
Face detection must be enabled to be able to do this.
Select Push/Pull from the Quad and drag it to to a new position (2).
Note: Make sure that DmPushPullSubtract = 1. This ensures that plies being push/pulled are subtracted from any of the other 3D solids they intersect.