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does anyone know of a resource to figure out how the 2D plant graphics function in relation to the "edit plant definition" dialog box ? I tried to make my own 2D symbols, and when using the 2D render settings, I can't figure out how to control the outlines (select from 'none' or 'one outline' or 'two outlines'). I think it has something to do with the class assignments for each portion of the graphic, and maybe with the fill. One example .... my 2D tree outline had many vertices, and when I rendered it using the "enable 2D rendering" mode in the OIP, the outline was a highly aggitated squiggly line, muich like you can get with the plant outline or vegetative outline. I could not control the amount of "squiggle".

thanks for any help ....

Windows XP Pro, VW 2008 and 2009 Designer series

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The 2d plant rendering is based on the lowest most object in the 2d plant definition. It is not related to class. Number of vertices and types of vertices (if it is a poly) affect the degree of roughness and the rendering time. There is no direct control over the amount of squiggle that I am aware of.

Typically I will class the lowest object in the 2d plant definition (usually Plant-Component-Outline) so I can turn the visibility of this object (not the 2d rendering) off. That allows for the object to be different than the visible portions of the plant. That being said the classing is irrelevant to the 2d rendering - it will render whether classed or not, whether the objects visibility is turned off or not.

It does not relate to the fill either.

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