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Steve Riddle

Pickup putdown attributes for fence/rail tool

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It would be good to have the ability to change attributes using the eyedropper tool, also rail offsets so they can be attached to sides of posts.

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Have you tried making sure the Plug-in Parameters  check box is ticked in the Eyedropper Preferences? If it is, then all the attributes of a Fence should be transferable.

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Hi,  With plug-in parameters on, when I try to change the top rail to the same style as the bottom rail using the eyedropper tool it doesn't seem to work.

 

Thanks, Steve

 

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I completely misunderstood what you are asking for. I thought you were asking for the ability to move settings between different fences.

 

You might want to do a better explanation of what you really need. 

 

It is also often better to explain the need and let VW figure out the how. Eyedropper does not work inside any object that I know of, only between objects. Perhaps a button in the OIP to Match Top Rail or something would be a better interface. (and probably much easier to get implemented.

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I created a series of vehicle barriers around a carpark with timber posts and wire cables,

 

We then decided we needed to have timber rails instead of cables for some of the barriers.

 

So  I created a barrier with a timber rail and other attributes I wanted.

 

I then used the eyedropper tool to pick up the parameters of the new timber rail to place on some of the existing cable barriers.

 

I expected the post spacing, rail height and type to change, but it doesn't.

 

Another thing I found that could be useful, is the offset tool to move/duplicate fences. 

 

I had originally placed the barriers next to the kerb and found I needed to set them back 1m to allow for vehicle overhang,  I had to re-draw these barriers as the offset tool did not seem to work for this plugin.

 

I hope this explains a bit more clearly,  

 

Cheers, Steve

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