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Tamsin Slatter

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  1. Thanks for asking. We have a number of options available to you at this difficult time. Please contact the local renewals team (I understand they have reached out to you today), to discuss these options.
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    We look forward to talking to you.


  2. If you edit the symbol again, this time choosing to edit the 2D graphics, I think the geometry should be pointing above the X axis. But yes, you may need to flip individual instance of the symbol in the same way that you would a door.


    I think you'll only be able to do multiple sockets into one wall at a time.

  3. @markdd I think the Location is within thinks only in 2D... I extruded the polyline and gave it a new name. I then duplicated a symbol and moved it up on the Z axis, but within the bounding box of the extrude. They worksheet reported it. I then moved it up further on the Z axis, so still within the plan bounding box, but outside the 3D bounding box. The worksheet still reported it. Sorry.

  4. And you want to show the area name beside each item?


    7 minutes ago, JMR said:

    If the polygon name column ( Location is Within PREFIX* ) is sorted, objects with the same containing polygon name appear together. These can then be summed together if one needs to count them...I think.


    The prefix can be something like "......" as well, not to appear so unappealing.



    @JMR, how are you displaying the Polygon area name on the drawing? That's what I am struggling with because there is no relationship between the area and the objects being reported.

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  5. Thanks @JMR but I think this has beaten me. I agree that having a common prefix on all the areas will help narrow down the results.

    However, I think that @markdd is also looking to include the name of the Location polyline or polygon alongside the objects that are reported. However, as there is no direct relationship between the elements, other than physical proximity, I can't see a way to do it. Although the symbols are enclosed within the polyline, they are not related to it. And it could be that they are actually enclosed within more than one polyline, so it's not necessarily a one to one correlation, if that makes any sense.


    So, I think this will need someone much smarter than me to answer!

  6. You're very welcome. The beauty of the hybrid approach is that the resulting object can have both 2D properties, so look lovely in plan view, and separate properties for a 3D view or visualisation.

    If you don't need the plan view, you can stick to a purely 3D view, and just model elements. If you choose a Top view instead of a Top/Plan view, and render with OpenGL, you will see the textures that have been applied.

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  7. I'm so glad it's working.

    You can set OpenGL as the default render mode here:


    If you don't have the option available on the Quick Preferences bar, click the lower down arrow (at the right of my screenshot) and enable the option.


    Looking forward to seeing your progress when you feel ready to share!

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