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r.j.w.cross
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Registered: ‎02-13-2012
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Building roof style rules

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03-08-2012 03:37 PM

Hi,

 

I have serval thousand buildings to randomly style (i.e. I son't want the houses to be styled uniformly instead having each selecting from about 5 different styles). The 'style rules' function works perfectly for this when it comes to building facades, however I can't see a way to randomly style the roofs.

 

Is this possible? Does it require editing XML or similar?

 

thanks

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r.j.w.cross
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Re: Building roof style rules

03-08-2012 05:19 PM in reply to: r.j.w.cross

I found a work around where in model explorer I created building subsets, that filtered by different building sizes (as all the buildgings were from real data, with random sizes.

I then selected each subset and then altered the properties of all selected buildings, changing the roof material. This worked quite well, but not as well as the style rule tool would.

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cjandrews22
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Registered: ‎08-20-2007
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Re: Building roof style rules

03-12-2012 03:47 PM in reply to: r.j.w.cross

You might also be interested in the instructuions in this blog article:

 

http://atlandsend.typepad.com/at-lands-end/2011/12/randomizing-data-in-infrastructure-modeler-for-de...

 

Thanks,

Chris

 

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r.j.w.cross
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Re: Building roof style rules

03-12-2012 08:57 PM in reply to: cjandrews22

Great!

I was looking for a random maths function. did not realise you could use javascript in the parameter fields. This will be very useful, thanks.

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