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Softplan Tip! Polygons & Paint

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#1 Rod Leger

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 09:14 AM

When using paint for floor tile, I draw a polygon insted of default "paint" the floor area.

Reason being, paint stops the pattern at doors.


Use Shape > Polygon and trace the area.

In usually trace to center of door opening wall depth.

Think center of closed door where flooring transfers from one material to another.  Typicall und the center of the door hen closed.


Once polygon is drawn, move polygon outside of drawing for clear paint pattern use.

Apply paint pattern of choice, (mine is tile) adjust as needed.

Use Move Block to move polygon and paint pattern back into position of original polygon trace.


This results in a better representation of the actual flooring.


TIP ! If you draw the polygon and use paint without moving the polygon 1st, it will default to the doors as if the polygon was not there.






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#2 Thomas Roman

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 04:34 PM

nice tip..


a similar why to approach that is to place the paint on another file as an overlay in a multi-drawing stack.... draw the poly with paint break lines


I do that for, say, adding a paint texture to a floor plan to delineate the area of new additions... the paint pattern, since it's on another drawing in the multi-drawing stack, will ignore all the walls and lines and paint the entire area desired...


clear as mud?



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