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[Bug] [VW 2022] 2D Polygon tool - inner boundary mode produces significant bugs when used on geometry inside viewport annotation layer


mdrohn

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Using the 2D polygon tool in Inner Boundary Mode (paint bucket) on geometry within a viewport annotation layer produces faulty and unexpected results.  The bug is such that the tool cannot be used properly in that situation without performing several extra steps. 

I originally encountered this bug while working through the VW Intermediate Concepts Course video on Viewport Annotations.  The bug can be easily reproduced by following that video using the course progression file #15, which is provided at the top of that course (I am attaching a smaller and simpler file for demonstration below, and a video showing the bug in action).  The videos for that course were produced using VW2019, but using VW2022, the demonstrated workflow produces the bugs described here.  I tested on two separate 2022 installations and the behavior was the same on both machines (both Win 10).  The bug did not occur using VW 2020.  

Here are the steps to reproduce using the demonstration file below:

1) On sheet layer 1, edit annotations on the viewport (the bug is more easily observed when the viewport is positioned away from the origin point).
2) With nothing selected, set the fill in the attributes palette to a hatch or tile.  Most aspects of the bug occur with any fill type, but there are additional elements with those fills.

3) Activate the 2D Polygon tool with Inner Boundary Mode active (paint bucket).

4) Click inside the various faces of the viewport geometry to trigger the bug.  
 

Two different groups of buggy behaviors will result:


A) Some of the polygons are created in the wrong  position (at a further offset related to the offset of the viewport render geometry's origin from the sheet layer origin).  These objects are otherwise normal, except when created with a gradient fill, which does not display correctly.


B) Some of the polygons are created at the expected position, but display most fill types incorrectly, and cannot be moved by many of the normal methods.  The type B polygon instances cannot be moved by dragging, entering XY values manually, or via the move command.  Recreating them via Copy or Cut and then Paste converts them to properly functioning objects.

Whether a given polygon is type A or B changes depending on the order in which they are created, so clicking on the facets of the viewport geometry in a different order can result in different bug types being produced for a given facet.

The attached file and video demonstrate the bug in action.

 

 

2d poly - viewport bug.vwx

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