Posted on March 6, 2015 by Darin Green, Synergis Lead Product Support Specialist:
We recently had a customer seeking a solution/workaround for distinguishing reinforced walls from non-reinforced walls. They wanted to include a cross-hatch on structural walls and leave the architect’s walls as is. Prior to contacting us they were accomplishing this task by using Filled Regions which satisfied their needs for a while, but the customer wanted this cross-hatch to be a part of the wall and not as an overlaying object.
My original thought was to use Override Graphics in View. Then, my colleague, Bill Knittle, suggested a project parameter that would be used within View filters to toggle the cross-hatch on or off for selected walls.
Our customer then asked, “Can we show a cross-hatch and a solid grey hatch on the same walls?” Originally, I said “no, you can only have one override on an object at a time, but let me troubleshoot this and get back to you.” After checking into it, I was able to provide a workable solution to the customer.
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