What is the most efficient method for positioning traffic cones in IW?
It is easy enough to drop a few in directly but I need to show them on a curve to delineate the extent of traffic management requirements (e.g.over a hundred).
If I was showing them on a plan, I'd just array a block along a path but not sure how approach this task in IW
As always, all suggestions gratefuly received
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Two "easy" ways (depending on your conception of "easy"
Draw a barrier path/alignment with the barrier tool and a use the 3d model style of your choice* (e.g. some traffic cone model). After drawing the path is automatically selected and you see only one model representing the barrier poyline feature. Open the property inspector and adjust the "Object Spacing" property to the distribution of the 3d model you want (and the "Rotate Z" property if necessary).
* note for R4+ versions: by default the barrier draw tool filters for barrier styles only -- activate the "3D Model" facet in the filter options of the style picker to also include 3d model styles within the style picker for selection as draw style
The nice advantage with using this approach over drawing a CityFurniture alignment with a 3d model style is that
a) you have explicit control over the object spacing (CityFurniture alignments only allow to tweak the "feature density" more loosely)
b) the 3d models nicely align/orient themselves along the path (e.g. to produce a real seamless 3d model-based wall/barrier)
If the cones should be aligned with some part/lane of a road feature, you can also add a 3d model style-based decoration to the track of the used street style representing the target part/lane of the road feature. Best is to tweak a copy/duplicate of the currently used street style of the road feature to not unintentially affect other road features using the same street style.
The advantage of this approach is that the decoration stays in sync with changes to the alignment of the road feature and you don't have to manage an separate barrier feature manually.
Not sure if you know this, but I'm going to post it anyway ...
When placing 3D models or city furniture, obviously if you double click it places the model. On another note, you can pick a point, and start a line. This will place multiple 3D objects along that line.
BTW, what's your main software used Jutters? Has anyone recommended you to be an Expert Elite?
I can't seem to get the path thing to work...
I can do the double click and place cones (or anything else) individually but single clicking does nothing for me
Can you suggest what I'm doing wrong?
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