MAGNET Modeler for Autodesk: Modeling rules

Objects have parameters that describe how they are modeled. This article explains how parameters are defined.

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MAGNET Modeler for Autodesk: Modeling rules

MAGNET Modeler creates a virtual model using different types of 3D objects. These objects are listed in the MAGNET Modeler configuration tree. Objects have parameters that describe how they are modeled.

Object parameters can be defined in the configuration by AutoCAD layer basis and in the AutoCAD drawing by element basis. Element-specific parameters override layer-specific parameters. For example, you can have buildings on layer "buildings" modeled as 3 floors but also some single buildings on the same layer as 2 floors. This is done by attaching building object parameters to these single building map elements.

The model generation reads object parameters in this order:

  1. Computer's guess (object specific algorithm)
  2. Layer parameters
  3. Element parameters

Multiple layer names can be selected, and wildcards can be used when defining layers in object parameters.

All objects except texts can be given multiple materials. For example, you can have 100 buildings on the same layer. If you specify multiple materials for the building layer, you get random materials for the buildings.

The following articles present the available modeling objects and a short description of each of their parameters:

The configuration parameters can be edited by right-clicking on the parameter which you want to edit. For example, when you want to edit a layer, open a window with all AutoCAD layers of drawing. When you want to edit a material, open a window where you can choose a material, make new material, or make a new material from texture.