Hi Everyone, i'm back again with yet another bug (i'll start numbering them from now on i guess)
I was trying to create a terrain model using mesh and adding contour lines onto it by using magic wand (specifically on the contour lines, not in between the lines).
The problems are:
1. in AC22 whenever i add new ridges using magic wand, it always create two ridge lines at the same time even if i only highlight one line at a time.
2. one or both of resulting ridge lines would then be a discontinued ridge line.
3. it makes modeling a terrain with a lot of contour lines (hundreds) even harder to work with
I tried using the same dwg file, same method, no difference whatsoever in AC21, and it worked just as it should, no problem whatsoever (I've been working using this method without any problem whatsoever since AC15)
any clue on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance
The problem occurred specifically in AC 22 when you use magic wand to create ridge, but only if you're using trace & reference (e.g. the dwg is on worksheet, and you're working in floor plan view)
Current workaround is to put everything on the same view (e.g. place the dwg on the same floor plan that you're working on)
Things will get a bit confusing though, because oftentimes, the dwg will contain a lot of geometry, and you can't just hide everything instantly (e.g. using the trace & reference, you can just turn trace off, you don't have to worry about accidentally moving things around etc.)
Hope this quick follow up will be useful for anyone with the same problem, and for GRAPHISOFT to (hopefully) address the issue.
I've seen this with very complex meshes in AC20. After having created some ridge lines, it stopped doing so.
The solution was to split the meshes into several parts.
Suggestion: try to make a polygon count in the selected meshes only in AC21 and in AC22, how many polygons do you have in your meshes ? Maybe the clue comes from it.
Sorry no answers for you, but I can confirm that you can't magic wand the contour lines in 22 when DWG is placed in a worksheet and used as a trace reference.
It does work in previous versions.
It seems in 22 it is only recognising the space (area) between the lines and not the lines themselves.
The magic wand cursor shows it is selecting just the line, but it still 'floods' the area rather than just following the line.
The only solution I have is to place the DWG in a layer you can turn on/off as required rather than using the worksheet.
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To follow up on this topic, i received a reply with some explanation and workaround in PM from the tech support.
i haven't got the chance to try the workaround yet and may not be able to for quiet some time, so i've asked the tech support to post it here, hopefully soon, so that others with similar problem may be able to try it.