Style Rules in InfraWorks

September 11, 2013 By Rob Wiederman Leave a comment

A common issue that exists with data provided from a local municipality or agency is that it doesn't usually come with any associated style. The following is an example of building data being added to a model.

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When the shape file was added, a single style can be selected, but why would we want each building to have the same facade. Style rules allow the user to randomize the data. In order to deal with these situations, we can use the style rules palette. This can be found on the home tab of the ribbon.

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After selecting the style rules palette, we need to select the appropriate object we wish to stylize, in this case buildings.

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Once we have chosen the building tab along the left hand side of the palette, we will select the green plus and give our style rule a name.

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No that a style rule exists, we can select the rule and choose the appropriate styles to apply.

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Once we have opened up the rule editor, we will hit the green plus and choose the facades we which to apply, along with the appropriate probability. The probability will determine how often we will see a given facade represented in the model.

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Once we have completed assigning facades, simply hit OK.

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In order to see the styles take effect in the model, we simply select Refresh.

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Here is what the model looks like with the style rule applied. This method will allow you to use supplied data to the fullest.

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Tagged with AEC, Infrastructure, Facade, Infraworks

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