Overview: In this lesson, you will learn how to generate textures or solid fills in a 2D elevation.
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
- Make elevations
- Generate textures or solids fills on a 2D elevation
- Change the hatch, scale, angle, line type, line weight or color of the textures or fills
About Elevation Hatch
'Generate elevation fill' is a property of a section plane that can display the texture or solid hatch of a composition when a 2D elevation is generated. Hatches can also be generated for other types of sections when activated in the properties panel.
The hatch is generated for every visible boundary on the 2D elevation including boundaries that are not perpendicular to the section. Hatches are generated without perspective corrections. The union of elevation lines can be changed independently from the 'union section' settings in the physical material dialog.
Note: 'Elevation' here refers to a Section Plane in a 3D model that has its Type property set to Elevation. This can then be used to generate 2D drawings that represent the elevations of your model.
- Create BIM elevations by using Bimify.
- Select an elevation and set the 'Generate elevation fill' to 'on' in the Properties panel.
- Hover over the elevation and select Generate from the Quad.
- Hover over the elevation and select Open from the Quad.
Tutorial: How to generate sections?
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Configure the hatch
- Go to physical materials dialog by typing BLMaterials or BLCompositions (1) into the command line.
- Click on the composition and double click on the pattern of the composition to open the physical material dialog (2).
- To configure the texture or solid fill, go to the appearance tab page (3). The elevation hatch is set by default to 'None'. Click the elevation hatch type button and select the type of hatch: None, Solid, Linear, Predefined or Custom (4).
- Configure the hatch. Define the scale, angle, color and/or layer of the pattern. (5)
Note: type a name in the layer field or click the arrow button and select a layer in the list.
- To remove connection lines in the elevation between different solids of the material go to the properties tab (6) and set Union of elevations to 'Yes' (7).
Note: Union elevation works independently from the union section setting.
- After regeneration, the hatch will appear on the elevation.