Stripes and lines on surfaces

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Stripes and lines on surfaces

Postby rdluther » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:50 am

Just a quick question to find out if anyone knows of a work around for my problem. I am dealing with a large model that has road stripes, parking stripes, football fields with painted stripes, basketball courts, baseball fields, concrete with parterns... is there a way to convert a single line into a 2", 3", 4" thick colored stripe other than offsetting and outlining the line to create a face and then painting the face and turning the lines off? Just wondering if anyone has a solutiuon... if not I will be offseting and trimming a lot of linework in autocad and importing it into SU!
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Re: Stripes and lines on surfaces

Postby remus » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:06 am

If the stripes are on flat ground writing a plugin to make the stripes would probably be fairly easy, just a matter of persuading someone its worth while...
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Re: Stripes and lines on surfaces

Postby TIG » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:12 am

Look at 2D Tools LineStyle - this lets you select lines and make them into editable style lines - i.e. faces with hidden edges in a range of widths, colors and continuous/dashed styles...
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Re: Stripes and lines on surfaces

Postby rdluther » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:41 am

Thank You TIG that is perfect!
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Re: Stripes and lines on surfaces

Postby maxhouserocks » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:58 pm

Hello all,

i am trying to quickly make a bunch of lines imported from autocad into parking stripes. I am trying 2d tools, linestyles, but it is only letting me select one line at a time.

Is there away to apply the settings to a bunch of lines at once? select all is not working. it wants to pick each line.

Thanks,
bob
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Re: Stripes and lines on surfaces

Postby rv1974 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:17 pm

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Re: Stripes and lines on surfaces

Postby maxhouserocks » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:57 pm

thanks! i'll give it a try and try to remember to report back.

i have traditionally changed isolated parking stripes in autocad, convert to plines, give them a width, them wblock out for import to sketchup which works well enough. trying to avoid cadwork thought and streamline the process in SU.

ALSO,
Vali Architects, "Instant Road NUI" has great many features including "Striping" which will take SU lines, convert them to faces and drape them onto a surface mesh.

thanks,
bob
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